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Our Society — Its Aims and Purposes 1 

Importance of Family History ...-..' 4 

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Mutations in Surnames 15 ? 


Historical Xotes ;„'.-' -.". 19 | 

The Pepperell Family 20 

George Wakefield Chapman .. . ..... 21 | 

Berwick Tax-Payers — i 772 24 J 

Almost a Centenarian 26| 

American Genealogy 2T| 

The Rawsou Memorial '. 28? 


The Grave of General Sewall 28f- 

Organization of the Maine Genealogical and Biographical Society 29 I 
Regulations 30 M 

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| Officers of the Maine Genealogical and Biograph- 
ical Society for 1875. 


JAMES W. NORTH, Augusta, President. 
GEORGE J. YARNEY, Brunswick, Vice President. 
WILLIAM B. LAPIIAM, Augusta, Secretary and Librarian. 
CHARLES E. NASH, Augusta, Treasurer. 


JOSEPH \V. PORTER, Burlington, 

G. A. WHEELER, Castine, 

G. M. BODGE, Deerixg, 

J. G. ELDER, Lewuston, 

Standing Committee. 






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Officers of the Maine Genealogical and Biograp. 

Society for 1876. 

JAMES W. NORTH, Augusta, President. 
SAMUEL TITCOMB, Augusta, Vice President. 
"WILLIAM B. LAPHAM, AUGUSTA, Secretary and Librarian. 
CHARLES E. NASH, Augusta, Treasurer. 



Samuel L. Boardman, Augusta. 
Joseph W. Porter, Burlington. 
George A. Wheeler, Castine. 
George M. Bodge, Deering. 
Jairus G. Elder, Lcwiston. 


James W. North Augusta William S. Til ton Togu 

James W. Bradbury Augusta Samuel Titcomb Augusti 

"William B. Lapham Augusta G ranville P. Cochran .... Augusta 

Samuel L. Boardman Augusta Joseph A. Human Augusta 

Joseph W. Porter Eurlington Richard D. Rice Augusta 

George A. Wheeler Castine William S. Badger Augusta 

Silas P. Maxim Paris Edward E istman Saco 

George T. Ridlon Harrison Howard Owen Augusta 

George M. Bodge Deering Hubbard W. Bryant Portland 

Jair«3 G. Elder Lewis ton Thomas L Bradford .Skowhegan 

John A. Russell Portland J. Lufkin Douglass Bath 

Charle3 E. Nash Augusta A. W. Corliss .Yarmouth 

George J. Varney Brunswick Hiram K. Morrell Gardiner 

Benjamin H. Cu^hman Augusta. 


John Ward Dean Boston Alfred Poor Salem, Mass. 

CLarle3 W. Tuttle Boston Charles E. Hamlen Cambridge, Ma^s. 

Albert H. Hoyt Boston Marcus D. Gilman Montpelier, Vt. 

Edmund F. Slaf ter ... Boston Cyrus Woodman Cambridge, Ma33. 

J. Wingate Thornton Boston Robert B. Hull New York 

Ellis Ames Canton, Mass. J. Abbott Greens Boston 

J. J. Loud Weymouth, Mass. 

Marshall P. Wilder Boston, Mass. 



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Allen, William 9 

Almost a Centenarian 26 

American Genealogy 27 

Allen Family 60 

Acknowledgements 64, 96, 129 

Allen, Weld Noble 120 

Berwick Tax-Payers— 1772 24 

Buxton . t 95 

Cobnrn, Philander 93 

Chapman, Giorge WhiteSeld 21 

Extract from Minutes of Council for New England 52 

Editorial Notes 61 

Establishment of a College in the District of Maine 113 

Family of Printers \". .-.V 56 

Grave of General Sewall . .' 28 

Genealogist and Biographer 92 

Historical Notes < 19 

Householders in Marblehead (1675) . ... 55 

Holden, Hon. Charles 65 

Importance of Family nistory 4 

Kittery Family Records 82, 1CS 

Mutations in Surnames , 15 

Marriages in Kittery , 40, 73 

Marriages of Early Settlers on the Kennebec . 74 

Marriages in Sudbury Canada 81 

Notes and Queries 62, 87, 124 

Notes on the Badger Family 70 

North Yarmouth Light Infantry ; 94 

Our Society — Its Aims and Purposes 1 

Organization of Maine Genealogical and Eiographical Society 20 

Obituary 64 

Pepperell Family 20 

Perham Family 53 

Porter Families in Maine 45 

Rawson Memorial 23 

Roll of Capt. Hill's Company 77 

Roll of Capt. Bragdon'a Company 121 

Sayward, John !S 53 

Society Meetings 91 

Shurtleu Family Records 97 

Tax-Payers in Falmouth — 1777 ........ .. 116 

Waldo, Gen. Samuel's Letter 50 


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Augusta, Me., September, 1875. 

Vol. I No. 1. 



This Society is organized for associated effort in collecting and 
preserving materials for the history of Maine families, and gather- 
ing a library of such genealogical and biographical works as may 
be useful in the labors of the association. The materials col- 
lected are to be arranged for, and the library open, to the use of 
such persons as are engaged in preparing histories of their own or 
other families, or are interested in the subjects proposed to be in- 
vestigated by the Society. Discussions and the reading of papers 
pertaining to this branch of Maine history, will be in order at 
meetings of the society called for that purpose ; and occasionally, 
and possibly periodically, if sufficient encouragement should be 
given, the Society may publish genealogical and biographical 
matter in a form similar to the present number. 

The neglected field of family history in this State is open to the 
cultivation of the association, and they invite all persons, inter- 
ested in and having a taste for the work, to co-operate with them 
in collecting the ample store of materials which exist, much of it 



in perishable records and writings of various kinds, as well as in 

the traditions held by the fading memories of those who are fast 
passing away, and which should now be secured. The more perma- 
nent records of cities and towns, parishes and religious societies, 
the various courts of law and registry of deeds, may be examined 

. as time and opportunity will permit, and the valuable information 
they contain transcribed for future use. The field of labor will be 
confined to the State, or more properly speaking, to Maine fami- 
lies and Maine men ; to men born in the State, and men who have 
resided, in the State and become identified with its families or its 
history; they may be followed wherever their enterprize has car- 
ried them beyond the limits of the State. It is strictly a State as- 
sociation, confined to genealogy and biography; not intruding into 
the domain of general history, but performing work auxiliary to 

* like societies of more extended territorial limits and larger scope. 
The assurance which it may give of a measurable degree of 
success, is the ample material which awaits its gathering, and the 
assured interest in its work which is quite apparent on every 
hand. Although portions of the field has been cultivated with 
favorable results, much may be gleaned even along the beaten 
paths of former workers. May we not appeal to the men and 
women of Maine to furnish such matter as they may have or is 
within their reach relating to Maine families ? Assuredly they 
wish to know of their ancestors, whence they came, who and what 
they were, what inducements sent them hither, how they per- 
formed their part in the battle of life, with what success, and 
what memorials are left to mark their labors. Who are their 
descendants, we may inquire, and what are they doing in church 
and State, in education and the arts, in agriculture and commerce 
to uphold the enterprize and energy, the credit and renown of 
their fathers, and to promote the progress of the growing civiliza- 
tion of the day ? Nothing in the line of family history will come 
amiss; family records, letters, account books, authentic traditions, 
every thing of like nature bearing the marks of age, however un- 
prornisiug in appearance, and however deep they may be covered 
with the sands of time, may yield to the diligent sifter some golden 
grains of family history. 

Every one, we presume, at some period of life is interested in 
the history of his ancestors, and this interest increases with 
advancing age and the knowledge acquired of them. The cus- 
toms of past ages, the manners and habits of our fathers, their 



mode of life, their thoughts, their amusements, their dress, are all 
of interest. They lived in an age deficient in periodicals and 
books, were untravelled, lived calmly, contentedly, no feverish 
excitement of daily occurrence disturbed them ; information came 
by the occasional letter, which was read and re-read, by word of 
mouth, which gave zest to conversation which it seldom has at 
the present day. Repeated narration treasured facts in memory, 
handed them down from father to son, and that which related to 
the family took the form of family tradition. 

With what avidity are tales of the olden times, in which are in- 
terwoven the incidents of peaceful lives, listened to as they come 
to us laden at times with fancies which increase their interest ; 
what respect do they engender for the people of the past, what 
influence for good do they have upon our own lives, compelling 
us from the promptings of generous feelings to obey the injunc- 
tion to "Honor thy father and mother," without a thought of the 
special blessing which may follow its observance. Let us gather 
the memorials of the past while they may be had, and weave them 
into historic pictures, living, warm and enduring. Portray the 
virtues of the actors in the past, and as we contemplate we shall 
be assimilated to them. Can a beautiful object in nature or art be 
studied without a process of assimilation going on, tastes cor- 
rected and elevated, the lines of beauty and radiance of color im- 
pressed upon the mind, and animate and warm the feelings with 
pleasurable emotion, casting a glow over the rugged footpath of 
daily life ? So it is as we look back on the line of ascent to our 
ancestors, and at each link in the chain behold the picture set and 
framed by the Great Creator for our contemplation. Cultivate 
reverence in the rising generation for their ancestors, and we best 
secure that proper regard which a youthful generation should have 
for their parents. 




A knowledge of our national history is considered essential to 
fit one to act his part in the mutual association of citizenship, and 
as a qualification necessary to entering upon the active duties of 
manhood. Every man reared within the province of our schools, 
is supposed, when he has attained his majority, to be acquainted 
with the history of the laud in which he had Jiis birth and under 
whose institutions he has developed and cultivated the endow- 
ments conferred by the Creator; also, a more intimate knowledge 
of the history of his native State, and her enactments, with a dis- 
criminate familiarity with the affairs of his town from its earliest 
settlement. Indeed, he is incompetent to fulfil the duties that he 
owes to his generation, or to converse intelligently with his fellows 
without this knowledge; and yet, strange as it may appear to 
those who have not explored the genealogical field, with these 
acquirements related to the more distant circle of our interests, 
there are few, comparatively, who can give a reliable answer to 
an inquiry relating to the genealogy and history of the family with 
which they are connected. How few of our young men can tell 
the names of their great-grandparents! Many there are who have 
never known the names of their grandparents. 

That the interest in the subject of genealogy has received so 
little encouragement in our country, in years past, we sadly 
regret; but we now rejoice with every lover of antiquity to know 
that the study of family history and the pursuit of antiquarian 
research is at present receiving 60 many encouragements from 
those institutions designed for its furtherance. The New England 
Historical and Genealogical Society has done much to inspire in- 
terest in this pursuit, and is constantly opening avenues through 
which others are seeing the importance and value of family history. 

As an evidence to prove the progress that this interesting study 
is making in New England, we have only to visit the Library on 
Somerset street in Boston, and there see the accumulation of 
volumes in the genealogical departments, and the number of those 
who are every day consulting works of reference there. And those 



individuals who a few years since considered all efforts and time 
devoted to genealogical study as wasted, are now quite ready to 
give their attention to the subject, and are more careful to pre- 
serve those ancient documents in their possession that relate to 
the lives and doings of their ancestry. 

But we are far deficient in our sources of genealogical informa- 
tion, and the means employed for the preservation of our family 
statistics. Indeed, so little public interest has been felt that our 
newspapers, that are largely devoted to local and biographical 
matter, have been unwilling to allow space for an abridged pedi- 
gree of our most distinguished historical families. This shows 
that the public interest in the subject of family history has not 
reached that standard which it has reached in other lands, for the 
editors of those papers must adapt their publications to the taste 
of their reading patrons. In this respect we are far behind our 
neighbors across the water, as all who have an acquaintance with 
English literature are aware. In nearly all respectable newspapers 
in England and Scotland, when biographical notices are printed, 
and especially when such notice follows the death of a distin- 
guished man, the pedigree of his family is appended, thus keep- 
ing constantly before the reading people the history of family 
descents, aud children reared under these influences have kindled 
within them a stronger affection for and devotion to those families 
with which they stand related. 

But some present the plea that our country is comparatively 
new ; that our England is new, and that, consequently, we have 
no antiquity; that tradition is sufficiently reliable as a medium of 
communication with the events and generations past. But in 
nearly all other countries provisions were early made by the gov- 
ernments for gathering and preserving pedigrees and records of 
families. Indeed, before any general arrangement had been sanc- 
tioned by the government, the clans in feudal times adopted a plan 
for the identification of all who were connected with the clan. 
Every chieftain adopted a distinguishing name, and then, to make 
the bond of union stronger, all members of the clan assumed their 
leader's name ; thus the foundations were laid for the preservation 
of their clanal or family pedigrees. 

It was at one time a custom for officials called Heralds to make 
Visitations among the various nobles ano landed gentry, for the 
express purpose of inquiring into and setting right all irregulari- 
ties connected with armorial bearings, and for properly compiling 


pedigrees and records. These Visitations were considered of so 
great importance that they were conducted by virtue of commis- 
sions under the privy seal, to the two provincial Kings of Arms, 
authorizing and commanding them, either personally or by depu- 
ties, to canvass their entire districts, and at stated seasons to con- 
vene before them all persons pretending to bear arms and cause 
those thus assembled to show by what authority they claimed the 
distinction. Almost unlimited powers were granted these heralds, 
and the means employed to enforce strict obedience to these regu- 
lations were sometimes ludicrous and unreasonable. They had 
license to enter, upon reasonable request, all churches, castles, 
houses, and other places, to peruse therein all crests, cognizances, 
devices, and records of them, and to examine statistics of descent, 
marriage, issue ; and not only so, but they were authorized to pull 
down and deface all armorial bearings not well authenticated, and 
to destroy all pedigrees claiming relationship for those presenting 
them, with landed families, unless their authority and accuracy 
were well proven. When the provincial herald arrived at any 
place where the Visitation was to be holden, he issued warrants 
directed to the constables or chief officials of the districts, com- 
manding them to warn all parties named in the warrant within 
their jurisdictions, to appear personally before him, and to bring 
with them all arms, crests, and pedigrees of descent, with such 
ancient documents as might be evidence to prove the genuineness 
in order to their proper registration. Attested pedigrees were 
thus presented to the heralds and properly recorded. Thus the 
histories of their families were permanently preserved, and present 
generations have the satisfaction of consulting the registration 
books, and of thus tracing their ancestral chain for hundreds of 
years. So stringent were the laws instituted for the regulation 
of this system, and the honest discharge of the duties imposed 
upon the appointed officials, that we are informed that "a dealer 
in false pedigrees and arms lost one of his ears as punishment for 
his offence." So great and general is the interest in genealogy in 
Great Britain, that nearly all persons possess an accurate know- 
ledge of their own ancestral descents, and an outlined acquaint- 
ance with the pedigrees of other distinguished families. 

No such general attention has been given to the interests of 
genealogy in our own country, but we have reason to believe that 
the fires already kindled will burn on until the heedlesness, pre- 
judice and ignorance so prevalent at present will be consumed, 



and in their places a spirit of encouragement and helpfulness be 
developed. There are various reasons why we should give atten- 
tion to the preservation of our family history. Our old people are 
fast passing away — links between the past and present — and are 
carrying with them the histories of their own and contemporaries' 
lives. A few more years and there will be none to give us even 
a traditionary clue to the history of our ancestry. 

A reason why our family records and histories should be placed 
in form for permanent preservation, is the fact, that we all possess 
an inherent desire to retain our identity to be remembered by the 
generations to follow us. Who is willing to be forgotten and have 
his name lost to posterity ? And yet we must all submit to the 
ackowledgement, that we shall be remembered only a few years, 
nnless some enduring record of our names and lives are preserved 
to remind and inform the " coming man" that we had a place 
"among the sons of men," and were designated by the names we 
now bear. Even when absent from those friends we love, only 
for a short time, we find a satisfaction in learning by their letters 
and the regards they send that we are remembered, and that 

" They look for us their home to share, 
And joyful greetings wait us there." 

We erect monuments and tablets as marks of respect to the de- 
parted, to designate the places of burial, with their names, and 
inscriptions of their virtues carved thereon, and this is well; but 
in a well arranged volume of family history a monument is pre- 
served upon which the names and virtues of all our kindred may 
be recorded — a monument not isolated from us by distance, but 
may be laid on our tables and perused at our convenience. 

Another important consideration in preserving the history of 
families and their connections, is, that thereby much local history 
will be preserved which must otherwise be irrecoverably lost. 
All well arranged genealogical registers contain descriptions of 
the lands and homes where our ancestors once lived, the copies of 
ancient wills, deeds and inventories ; thus giving the coming gen- 
erations the power of knowing who were the first proprietors of 
and settlers upon their town lands. These records also show the 
comparative value of property at different periods since the settle- 
ment of our country, the means employed to procure a livelihood, 
and handing forward to the future reader how our country devel- 
oped in the onward march of civilization. Besides this, we are 
enabled to learn of the struggles through which our ancestors 




passed to effect a permanent settlement, to secure titles and hold 
possession of their lands, and to know of the labor performed and 
deprivations submitted to by them in bringing- into a state of pro- 
ductiveness and beauty the broad meadows and fertile fields we 
now own ; thus causing one to love the possession of land and to 
keep in the family the estates once owned by their ancestors — the 
most noble patrimony ever handed down to posterity. 

In preserving our own family history we weave in threads from 
other family looms, incorporated with our own fabric by inter- 
marriages, thus, perhaps, preserving missing links in other gene- 
alogical chains that would otherwise have been lost irretrievably; 
thus we assist the antiquarians who may follow us, until at length 
a complete library of genealogical registers are preserved in our 
repositories for the benefit of all generations ever after. The 
-elements of human nature have not changed ; consequently, as we 
recognize the obligations we are under to those who have pre- 
ceded us, for preserving for us the meagre records of their fam- 
ilies, so may we remember that " no man liveth to himself, and no 
man dieth to himself," and use every available means to place in 
form for permanent preservation the records, pedigrees, and his- 
tories of our own families, "that the generations to come might 
know them, even the children who should be born, who should 
arise and declare them to their children." 
/ Much valuable information has already been lost through the 

lack of interest in antiquity. Thousands of ancient documents 
have been destroyed by the fire and vermin, in which valuable 
statistics and local history were recorded, and the lovers of 
antiquity are constantly discovering in the musty chambers of old 
mansions, in old closets and chests, papers, books and accounts 
that provide many dates and facts for genealogical registers, of 
which they would otherwise be deficient. May all families pos- 
sess an interest in this subject sufficient to incline them to pre- 
serve all old books, wills, deed3, accounts, charters, commissions, 
obligations, inventories, diaries, and letters in which are fouud 
names and dates. If they encumber their homes they should be 
deposited for safe keeping in some of our public libraries, where 
the antiquary may have access to them. And we sincerely hope 
that the work of the few who have interested themselves to pre- 
serve the genealogies of our Maine families will be appreciated, 
and every assistance rendered within the range of reasonable 






Among" those who should be remembered for their devotion to 
the local history and genealogy of Maine, the name of William 
Allen, late of Norridgewock, deserves honorable mention. True, 
he did not perform so much work in this direction as have some 
others ; but the service that was rendered is of so much impor- 
tance, and his influence in the public affairs of his locality and 
time was so marked for good, that some account of his life may 
most appropriately find a place in a work devoted to the biography 
and genealogy of Maine men and families. 

The founder of the Aliens of America was George Allen, who 
was born in England about 1568, and came to this country in 
1635, whon 67 years of age. Lie lived at Saugus, now Lynn, for 
two years, and then, with Edmund Freeman and others, purchased 
the township of Sandwich, where he settled in 1637. When the 
town was incorporated, he was chosen Deputy, the first office in 
town, in which capacity he served for several years. He had ten 
sons, some of whom came to this country before him, and in his 
will he made provision for all his children, naming his five oldest 
by name, and also making provision for his " five least children " 
without naming them, lie was a Puritan and a Baptist. He 
died May 2, 1648. Samuel, the third son of George Allen, came 
to Boston in 1628, and afterward was at Braintree for some years, 
finally settling in Sandwich.. lie had sons, Samuel Jr., born 
1632; Joseph, born 1034; James, (the ancestor of the Aliens of 
New Vineyard) born 1636, and daughters Sarah and Mary. 
James, the third son of Samuel, with a brother-in-law Joseph (or 
Josiah) Sturgess, and William Peabody, had letters patent in 
1668 from Thomas Mayhew, Governor of the Island of Martha's 
Vineyard, and "agent of. the Lord's Proprietors" authorizing 
them "to purchase land on the Island of the Indian sachems, the 
lawful owners." The ancient records show that James Allen did 
purchase a large tract of land called Chicame in the manor of 
Tisbury, now Chilmark and Tisbury ; and in 1669 settled upon it 
near the old meeting-house and gave the town of Tisbury an acre 




for a burial ground. In this town William Allen was born April 
16, 1780. His father was William, born 1756, who married Love 
Coffin ; and his grandfather was James, son of Sylvanus and Jane 
(Holmes) Allen, who was born at Chilmark in 1732, who married 
Mary Athearn. In 1792, when the subject of this notice was 
twelve years of age, his father removed to what was then the 
towu of Farmington and which afterwards became the town of 
Industry in this State, and settled on a farm in the wilderness, 
forty miles from any incorporated town, aud ten miles from any 
inhabitant. In this frontier settlement, under the most unfavor- 
able circumstances, he commenced the struggle of life, aud was 
inured to hardships and poverty. Deprived of all the privileges 
of schools, shut out from the companionship of cultivated minds, 
he would have made slow advances in gaiuing an education, but 
from enjoying the inestimable companionship of a mother of rare 
culture, and a few well read books of the English classics. Being 
the oldest child, a very large share of the support of the family 
came upon him, and he had worked so industriously and hard, 
that when twenty-two years of age he had cleared up his father's 
farm and another for himself, and had besides saved a small sum 
of money with which he determined to make a beginning to obtain 
an education, and which proved sufficient to defray his expenses 
for six weeks at the old Hallowell Academy. This institution 
was then under the charge of Samuel Moody, who was in his time 
a distinguished educator, and belonged to a family distinguished 
for its teachers. At the end of six weeks he had made such good 
progress in grammar, plane trigonometry, geometry and survey- 
ing, that on his leaving, Preceptor Moody gave him a certificate 
which testified to his rapid advancement, and that he possessed 
" a judicious, penetrating mind, and good moral character." This 
diploma was of so much service to Mr. Allen, that on his return 
to Farmington, as he related afterwards, poorly clad as he was, 
it won for him applications for teaching two of the best schools in 
the county. He taught in Farmington and in Winthrop, and 
when in 1803 the town of Industry was set off from Farmington 
and incorporated, he was chosen the. first selectman, in which 
capacity he served every year during his residence there, or uutil 
the fall of 1813. In 1805 he was employed by Mr. Moody an 
assistant instructor in the mathematical department of Hallowell 
Academy, then under charge of Mr. Kinnie, where he remained 
two years. While here he assisted Mr. Kinnie in the preparation 


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of an arithmetic, which at that time and for many years was the 
standard text-book of its kind in the schools throughout the State. 
After leaving this position he was employed in Hallowell for two 
years as' clerk and book-keeper, and in 1308, voluntarily relin- 
quished these duties and again engaged personally in the work of 
tilliDg his own farm. It is difficult to understand, how, possessed 
as he was with natural abilities of a high order, and good business 
habits, and a fixed reputation for integrity — he should voluntarily 
abandon the good prospects before him in this direction, and settle 
down to the work of a farmer in a new territory. It is probable, 
however, that his health suffered from close confinement to indoor 
business, and not unlikely that his marriage in 180V to Hannah, 
daughter of Stephen Titcomb, who was the first to explore and 
settle the town of Farmiugton in 1776, had much to do in biiuging 
about this decision. 

In 1809, when the county of Somerset was organized, Mr. 
Allen was appointed one of the Justices of the Peace for the 
county, and living near its border, and but one mile from the line 
of Farmiugton, in which nearly half the county of Somerset did 
business, he became a popular magistrate for the neighboring 
towns. He tried the cases of the principal attorneys there, and 
Messrs. Nathan Cutler, Elnathan Pope, Zachariah Soule, Hiram 
Belcher and other prominent lawyers brought their actions before 
him, 60 that his transactions were quite large ; and in four years 
their entries amounted to two hundred, all of which he recorded 
at full length. He was also appointed one of the special justices 
of the Court of Common Pleas, and held that position until the 
abolishment of the court in 1811. In 1813, on the death of Wil- 
liam Jones, who was the first Judge of Probate and Clerk of 
the Courts for Somerset county, Mr. Allen received the appoint- 
ment to the latter office, in which he continued for twelve years, 
outliving the old circuit court several years, and retiring at last 
with the consciousness of having faithfully performed his trust, 
and given satisfaction to those immediately interested in the busi- 
ness of the courts, and all who had occasion to meet him on 
official business. After receiving this appointment, Mr. Allen 
removed to Norridgewock, the shire town of the county, where 
he ever afterwards resided. During his official term as Clerk of 
Courts, he performed personally all the duties of the office, and in 
addition was constantly engaged in various legal services for 
which his thorough knowledge of the forms and principles of law 




well fitted him. His advice was sought by all classes of the 
community who needed legal counsel ; he aided individuals in 
extricating themselves from the complications of business, audited 
the accounts of public officers, ran out boundaries, and made 
papers of conveyance ; aud from having served some time as 
Register of Probate, became thoroughly familiar with all probate 
business, and probably wrote more wills, settled more estates, 
and assisted more widows and orphans to secure their rights than 
any other person within the limits of the county. 

He had not resided long in Norridgewock before his services 
were sought by his townsmen in public capacities. In 1816 he 
was elected one of the selectmen and assessors, and held the office 
by successive re-elections for seventeen years. Subsequently he 
served in the same capacity for five years, making in all a period 
of twenty-two years. He managed the affairs of the town with 
prudence and discretion, in consequence of which he was fre- 
quently chosen the agent of other towns in conducting important 
transactions. In 1825, and again in 1828, he was representative 
to the State Legislature ; in 1816 he was a delegate to the Bruns- 
wick convention, which was formed to consider the subject of the 
separation of Maine from Massachusetts; and in 1819 was a dele- 
gate to the Portland Convention which formed the Constitution for 
Maine. In each of these conventions he was one of the commit- 
tee to draft the Constitution. The vote of Norridgewock in 1816 
was sixty- four in favor of separation, and sixty-five against it; 
but in 1819 a large majority voted in favor of the measure. Mr. 
Allen served as clerk to the State Valuation Committee, in 1820, 
and in each successive decade till 1850, and also in the especial 
valuation of 1855. No person had a greater share in the impor- 
tant work of adjusting the diversified returns of municipal officers 
in ord^r to secure a fair and equal basis of taxation. For many 
years Mr. Allen served as Director and also as President of the old 
Skowhegan Bank, incorporated in 1833, and in performing these 
duties exhibited such financial skill and integrity as to restore to 
the institution the public confidence which before his connection 
with it had become somewhat shaken. 

The religious experience of Mr. Allen began early in life, but 
through modesty he did not make a public confession of Christ 
until mature life He united with the Methodist church in Nor- 
ridgewock in 1840, and continued an exemplary and venerated 
member through life. His wife, who was a woman of rare mental 




and personal qualities, died deeply lamented, March 20, 1859. 
Mr. Allen had great love for historical and antiquarian pursuits, 
and was perhaps more familiar with the history of the towns and 
families in Somerset county than any other person within its limits. 
lie wrote largely for the local papers of the county on historical 
subjects, and at one time furnished the leading political articles 
for the Somerset Journal, the first paper printed in Somerset 
county, which was established in 1823, and in which he was finan- 
cially interested. In 1849 was published the History of Norridge- 
wock, written by Mr. Allen. It is a 12 mo. volume of 252 pages, 
illustrated by eight plates, and has now become quite scarce. In 
1869 Mr. Allen wrote, and had printed at his own expense a 
History of Industry, from its first settlement in 1791 — forming a 
pamphlet of about 50 pages — making a present of the entire edition- 
to the citizens of the town. It preserves a good many interesting 
facts and incidents relating to the history of the Sandy River set- 
tlements, but is so defaced by typographical blunders and errors 
as to be very unreliable. "A Genealogy of the Aliens from 1568," 
was also compiled and published by Mr. Allen, in a limited edition 
for family use, in 1868 — but as it extends to only 14 pages, is quite 
imperfect and unsatisfactory. It omits entirely dates of marriages, 
and also all dates other tbau years — but when it is remembered 
that it was compiled when its author had reached almost ninety 
years of age, the wonder is that the work is so well done as it is. 
It may be mentioned here as an aid to whoever may in the future 
write the Ilistorv of Norrid^ewock — a work most needful to be 
done, notwithstanding the labors of Mr. Allen and Rev. J. W. 
Hanson in this direction — that Mr. Allen left MS. collections 
relating to the history of this town, from 1849, when his history 
was published, down to within a year or two of his decease. 

Mr. Allen was distinguished for the quickness of his apprehen- 
sion, the correctness of his judgment, and the extraordinary 
tenacity of his memory. His mental powers remained in constant 
exercise till the close of life, performing important services in 
public affairs and for private citizens, at an age when most men 
are incapable of doing any business. His penmanship was round 
and beautiful, and till the last few days of life, his right hand in 
this particular did not forget its cunning. Methodical in business, 
and economical in habits, he accumulated a handsome property, 
and administered on his own estate. Without a desire to die rich, 
he had the satisfaction of seeing, while alive, his property benefit- 


ting others. Tlis death occurred July 1st, 1873, at the advanced 
age of 93 years. 


1. William Allen was born 16th April, 1T80; married Hannah 
Titcomb, 1807. 

2. Children of William and Hannah Allen — i. William, born 
1808, graduated at Bowdoin College, died 1831, aged 22 years; 
ii. Stephen, born 1810, graduated at Bowdoin College, married 
Rachel Sturtivant ; iii. Elizabeth T., born 1813, married John S. 
Abbott, died 1858, aged 44 years; iv. Charles F., born 1816, 
graduated at Bowdoin College, married Ruth S. Morse; v. Albert 
B., born 1819, died 1842, aged 23 years; vi. an infant son, born 
1826, died when one day old. 

3. Children of Stephen and Rachel Allen — i. Elizabeth A., born 
1839, married Bela Reynolds of Philadelphia; ii. Maria B., born 
1842, died 1846; iii. Rosamond, born 1835, died same year; iv. 
Louisa, born 1847; v. Cora Eugene, born 1859. 

4. Children of John S. and Elizabeth T. Abbott — i. William A., 
born 1836, graduated at Bowdoin College, and engaged in the 
practice of law in New York; ii. Harriet E., born 1838, married 
James Freeman of Boston ; iii. Mary F., born 1840, married Rev. 
Edward A. Rand of South Boston ; iv. Charles F., born 1844, died 
in the service of his country during the Rebellion ; v. John E., 
born 1845, a graduate of Middletown University, in the practice 
of law in Boston ; vi. Albert B., born 1848 ; vii. Edwin, born 
1850; viii. Maria R., born 1852, married Prof. W. A. Pike of 
Maine State College; ix. Elizabeth, born 1855. 

5'. Children of Charles F. and Ruth S. Allen — i. Mary E., born 
1845; ii. Isabel S., born 1847 ; iii. William A., born 1852, grad- 
uated at Maine State College ; iv. Charles M., born 1859. 

For the facts in the above brief record I am indebted mainly to 
the Allen genealogy, which on examination I find to be very in- 
complete and full of typographical errors: — a matter of great 
regret. Rev. Stephen Allen is a prominent and influential mem- 
ber of the M. E. Church, now settled at Kent's Hill; and Rev. 
Charles F. Allen, D. D., is President of the Maine State College, 
at Orono. Hon. John S. Abbott was formerly Attorney General 
of Maine, and is now a member of the Suffolk Bar, Boston. 





One of the raost perplexing difficulties with which the geneal- 
ogist has to contend in tracing back families, and one which often 
causes him to lose the trail entirely, is the practice of changing 
the orthography of surnames. Many of these changes have been 
made by the negligence or ignorance of municipal recording 
officers, and this is not to be wondered at, for some of our early 
town clerks were not skilled in orthography, but it is not so easy 
to understand why families should allow their names to become 
permanently changed, not only in orthography, but in pronuncia- 
tion, as has often been the case. In some instances the changes 
have been improvements, rendering the names more euphonic and 
simplifying the orthography though the etymology is often ob- 
scured by the change. Sometimes the orthography has been 
changed by the town clerks and not by the family, but in a larger 
number of cases the changes have been adopted by the families or 
their descendants. In many names the variations have been very 
slight, consisting of the addition or change only of a single letter, 
of which the following are examples : Cutts for Cutt ; Staples for 
Staple ; Hodsdon for Ilodgdon ; Beal for Bale ; Collamer for Col- 
lamore ; Ford for Foord ; Farrar for Farrow ; Rouse for Rowse ; 
Burse for Bearce ; Stoddard for Stodder ; Sawtelle for Sartwell, 
and we might continue the list almost indefinitely. 

Some of our families of Scotch and Irish descent have American- 
ized their names by dropping the 0' and the Mc or Mac, as for 
instances, McKeen has become Kean or Keen ; McKenney has 
become Kenney or Kinney ; O'Donneli is changed to Donnell, and 
O'Neil to Neil or Neal, etc. We also find that a considerable 
number of our early New England surnames have undergone such 
great changes as to be hardly recognizable in their new dress. 
To illustrate this we append a few which occur to us at this time. 
This list might be largely extended but we have not the space, 
and these will sufficiently answer our present purpose. 

Bane. Lewis Bane, whose wife was Mary Mills, was in York, 
Maine, prior to 1670. His son Joseph was captured by the 


Indians when York was destroyed by them in 1692, and he remained 
with them eight years. He afterwards settled in Portland. A 
grandson of Lewis Bane, probably Gapt. Jonathan, commanded a 
company that fought agaiust the Norridgewocks in 1724, when 
the tribe was destroyed and Rasle slain. The name is now writ- 
ten Bean. 

Besbedge. Mr. Thomas Besbedge with his wife, sis children 
and three servants sailed from Sandwich, England, in the ship 
Hercules, in 1634, and became a resident of Scituate, Mass., the 
same year. He was one of the first Deacons of the first church 
gathered there. In Marshfield he was known as Thomas Bes- 
beech, and his descendants are everywhere known as Bisbee. 

Bonpasse. Edward Bonpasse came to Plymouth in the Fortune, 
in 1621. He afterwards moved to Duxbury, and in 1640 was of 
Marshfield. He left several sons and daughters, and his posterity 
is known by the name of Bumpus, and sometimes Bump. A branch 
of this family early settled in Hebron, Maine. 

Boreman. Thomas Boreman died at Ipswich, Mass., in 1673, 
at a very advanced age. He was by trade a cooper. He was 
admitted freeman in 1635, and was a Deputy to the General Court 
in 1636 He left wife, Margaret, and seven children. His descend- 
ants have taken the name of Bordman and Boardman. 

Carew. Juhn Carew came from Somersetshire, England, at the 
age of 25, and settled in Duxbury about the year 1637. He sub- 
eequently moved to Braintree, and then to Bridgewater, being one 
of the original proprietors of that town, ne married Elizabeth 
Godfrey, and has a numerous posterity, all of whom now write 
their names Cary. 

De La Note * Philip De La Xoye was born in 1602, and came 
to Plymouth in 1621, iu the ship Fortune. He married first in 
1634, Hester Dewsbury, and second in 1657, Mary, daughter of 
James Churchill, and widow of James Glass of Duxbury. His 
desceudauts are known as Delano. 

DowKHAir. John Downham was an early deacon of the Plym- 
outh, Mass., church. His posterity is widely scattered, and the 
name is now either written Donham or Dunham. 

♦This man was of Trench extraction, and ii supposed by some to have been one of 
the French Protestants who joined themselves to the Pilgrims at Leyden. 



Hadaway. Arthur Hadaway was a citizen of Marshfield in 
1643, and married Sarah Cook in 1652. He left a son, John, and 
several daughters. His descendants, of which there are several 
families in Maine, are known as Hathaway. 

Hamblen. James Hamblen of Barnstable, Mass., was of Lon- 
don. He died in 1690 ; by his wife Anne he had James, Hannah, 
Isaac, Bartholomew, John, Sarah, Eleazer, and Israel. He has a 
numerous posterity, and the name is now variously written as 
Hamblin, Hamlen and Hamlin. In Gorham and Lovell, Me., the 
original orthography is still used. Bartholomew Hamblen of 
Barnstable was among the grantees of Xarragansett township 
No. 7, now Gorham. Eleazer Hamlin of Pembroke was the father 
of Dr. Cyrus, an early physician in Paris, and grandfather of Sen- 
ator Hamlin. Nathaniel Hamlen of Wellfleet came to Augusta in 
1784. Several other Cape families of this name followed, and the 
orthography here has been uniform. 

Hollet. John Hollet was at Scituate in 1646, and was one of 
the Conihasset partners. He was an extensive land owner and an 
influential citizen. An island near Scituate is still called Hollet's 
Island. The name is now written Hallet. 

Hoeman. William Hoeman, husbandman, aged 40, wife Wini- 
fred, aged 35, servant Alice Ashby, aged 20, and children, Hanna 
aged 8, Jeremy aged 6, Mary aged 4, Sarra aged 2, and Abraham 
aged 3 months, came over in the Defence of London, Capt. Pearce 
master, in 1635. The changes in this name are not so marked as 
in ether instances we have mentioned. His descendants are known 
as Homan and Homans. 

Kearswell. William Kearswell was a landholder in Kittery, 
Me., in 1719. By wife, Mary, he had several sons and daughters. 
Caswell is now the common orthography. 

Lenner.* Solomon Lenner owned land at Bluefish in Duxbury 
in 1637. The family is of W r elsh origin. Branches of this family 
settled in Bridgewater, Middleboro' and Cape Cod, and the name 
is not uncommon in Maine, although it has been changed to 

* It is claimed by eome that by the family itaelf the name has always been written 





Lovekin. Thomas was an early resident in Gloucester, Mass. 
He has descendants in Maine who write the name Luf kin, and in 
onr judgment the change is no improvement, while the manifest 
derivation is rendered obscure. 

McAllister. William McAllister came from England and set- 
tled in Gorham, Me., previous to 1T50. He changed his name to 
McCollister and afterwards to McCorrison, and his numerous 
descendants still use the latter orthography. 

McGoun. John McGoun was a landholder in Scituate in 1666, 
living on what was known as the " Two Mile." He has numer- 
ous descendants in Massachusetts and elsewhere known as 
Magoon and Magouy. 

Oates. James Oates of Barnstable, England, came to Hing- 
ham, Mass., in 1635. Some of his descendants have been among 
the most distinguished men of Massachusetts, but are known to 
fame by the name of Otis. Several branches of this family came 
to Maine. Otis is now the orthography used throughout New 

Pabodie. John Pabodie was an early settler in Duxbury, where 
he was admitted a freeman in 1637. He died in 1666, leaving a 
family. The old orthography is retained in some branches of the 
family, though there have grown out of it Paybody and Peabody.- 

Rickard. George and Marturin Rickard were early settlers o, r 
Dover, N. H. The latter was killed by the Indians in 1701, but 
left a son named Joseph. George left a larger family, and the 
name is quite common in Maine, and especially in the County ol 
York, but is known as Ricker. 

Sartell. Richard Sartell was in Watertown, Mass., in 16r6. 
His 6ons were Jonathan, Zechariah, Enoch and John; and dauf ■- 
ters, Elizabeth, Ruth and Hannah. Several of the sons settled i 
Groton and founded families there. The posterity is widely s ' <- 
tered. A branch went to Concord, Mass., and from thence ca^e 
to Sidney, Me. Another was known as Sartwell in Temple, N.H. 
The name has been variously written as Sartell, Sartwell, Sattell, 
Sortie and Sawtelle, the latter being the common orthography of 
the present time. 

Symonson. Moses Symonson came to Plymouth in 1621 in the 
ship Fortune. He had sons and daughters, and his posterity 


early took the name of Simons and Simmons. It may be that 
Symonds and Simonds are only variations of the same name. 

Standlake. Daniel Standlake was freeman in Scituate in 1636, 
and was among the men of Kent on Kent street. He had sons 
Daniel and Richard. The third generation took the name of 
Stanley, and this orthography is in general use among the numer- 
ous branches of this family. There were persons by the name of 
Stanley early in this country, but they were of different origin 
from the Scituate family. 

Tbewobgy. James Treworgy or Treworgie, the son of John of 
Dartmouth, was married to Mary Ferguson of Kittery, Me., July 
16, 1693. The family is of Scotch descent. The descendants of 
this man are known in this State by the name of Trueworthy. 

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Dr. George A. Wheeler, who has recently published a History 
of Castine, is now engaged in writing up a History of Brunswick 
and Topsham. 

Rev. J. S. Swift of Farmington, has recently re-published 
Parker's History of Farmington, and proposes to publish an ap- 
pendix, bringing the history down to the present time, and includ- 
ing records of families. 

Hon. Joseph Williamson is bringing toward completion a His- 
tory of Belfast, which we have no doubt will be one of the best 
local histories ever written in Maine. It is to include Family 

S. P. Maxim, Esq., of Paris, is collecting materials for a History 
of that town with sketches of the early settlers and records of 
families. It is an interesting field. 

The author of sketches of Early Bethel Families, which have 
appeared in the columns of the Oxford Democrat during the past 
year, proposes to revise, correct, and add to them, and publish 
them in book form, provided sufficient encouragement is given. 




The following inscription appears upon a headstone in the old 
burying place at Kittery Point : 

"Here lies the body of the Honorable William Pepperell, Esq'r. 
who departed this life the loth of Feb'y Anno Domini, 1732, in the 
87th year of his Age." 

We notice that some of the papers in referring to this epitaph, 
add, that "this is the grave of Sir William Pepperell/' but such 
is not the fact. Sir William commanded at the reduction of Louis- 
burg, an event which occurred many years after this date. The 
grave referred to is doubtless that of Hon. William Pepperell, 
father of the Baronet. . 

In the first volume of Kittery records, we find the following : 

" Mr. William Pepperell married Margery, daughter of Mr. John 
Bray. Children: Andrew, b. July 21, 1681; Mary, b. Sept. 5, 
1685; Margery, b. Sept. 15, 16S9; Joanna, b. June 22, 1692; 
Miriam, b. Sept. 3, 1694 ; WILLIAM, b. June 27, 1696 ; Dorothy 
b. July 23, 1698 ; Jane, b. June 2, 1701." 

The above William afterwards became Sir William Pepperell, 

Andrew married Jane, daughter of Robert Elliot, and had sev- 
eral children. He died quite young, and Nov. 25, 1714, his 
widow married Charles Frost* Esq. JIargery married Peletiah 
Whittemore, and had 4 children. Jodnndh married George Jack- 
son, and had 7 children. 

The following is the record respecting the family of Sir William: 

"Elizabeth, daughter of William Pepperell, Jr., Esq., and Jane 
his wife, b. Dec. 29, 1723, d. in Boston, Sept. 4, 1797 ; Andrew, b. 
Jan'y 4, 1725-6; William, b. May 26, 1729, d. Feb. 26, 1730; 
Margery, b. Sept. 14, 1732. Sir William Pepperell, Baronet, the 
father of the above children, died at his seat in Kittery, July 6, 

Andrew Pepperell, brother of the Baronet, was of New Castle. 
His daughter Sarah, born Dec. 14, 1708, married Charles Frost, Jr. 
Sept. 12, 1723. He was the son of Charles Frost, Esq., by a former 
marriage, who for second wife had married the widow of Andrew 
Pepperell, the mother of the wife of his son. 

Margery, another daughter of Andrew Pepperell, born March 
25, 1712, married Dec. 2, 1729, Captain William, son of Hon. John 





Few persons live to be more than ninety years old, and so 
many human beings are gathered to their fathers when about 
seventy, that for many ages dating back even to the infancy of 
our race, the life of man has been computed at three score years 
and ten. When one survives this allotted period by more than a 
score of years, although he may not have attained to the highest 
position in worldly affairs, the fact of his great age is a circum- 
stance worthy of more than a passing notice, and especially so if 
bo long a life, though in a humble way, ha3 been spent in doing 
good. Such a life was his who is the subject of this brief sketch. 

George Whitefield Chapman was born in Methuen, Mass., on 
the 25th of December, 1780, and died in Gilead, Me., June 29, 
1875. lie was, therefore, nearly ninety-five years old. He was 
the son of Rev. Eliphaz Chapman, a native of Newmarket, X. II., 
and of Hannah Jackman of Newburyport, his wife. Eliphaz 
Chapman came to Bethel, Me., in February, 1791, when that town 
had been settled only about fifteen years. He was a man of 
energy and ability, qualities which he transmitted to his sons. 
He was a sort of patriarch among the pioneers of Bethel, tying 
the nuptial knot for those who desired, acting a3 umpire in the 
settlement of neighborhood difficulties, and imparting religious 
instruction to the young colony. Judging from the children 
named for him, he must have been highly esteemed. The subject 
of this sketch was ten years old when his father, following the old 
Pequaket trail through Waterford, came to make his home iu Sud- 
bury-Canada, and settled on the north side of the Androscoggin 
river on the place since occupied by his sou Timothy, and still in 
the Chapman family. When George became of age he went up 
the river four miles into the town of Gilead, and bought him a 
wild lot where he established his future home. In 1801, he mar- 
ried Polly, daughter of Nathaniel and Mary (Mason) Greenwood 
of Bethel, and had a family of twelve children. Eight of these 
passed to the better land before their father. His first wife died 
in 1819, and in 1851 he married Hannah P. Buxton, who died in 


1862. His surviving children are George Granville, who married 
Eliza Chapman and resides on the old homestead in Gilead ; 
Albion P., married Sophronia, daughter of Ebenezer and Hepsibah 
(Kimbali) Eames, and lives in Bethel : Timothy A., married Laura 
Bowker of Boston, and lives in Milwaukie, Wis., and Amanda, 
who is the wife of Brown Thurston, the well known printer and 
publisher of Portland. 

While a resident of Gilead he had the esteem and confidence of 
his townsmen as shown in the fact that he was elected to the 
office of first selectmen for fifteen consecutive years, and during 
the same period held the office of town clerk. He also represented 
his town in the State Legislature in 1827, when that body con- 
vened in Portland. He became a member of the Orthodox church 
in 1810, was soon after chosen deacon, and for a long number of 
years, was a leading member and one of the strong pillars of the 
church. After his second marriage he removed to Bethel, having 
purchased the small farm long occupied by Rev. Charles Frost. 
It was during his residence on this farm that we first made his 
acquaintance and was the recipient of many little courtesies from 
him and his excellent wife. Carefully did we treasure up and 
gratefully have we ever remembered the words of advice and 
encouragement which he gave when they were sorely needed. 

Soon after we made his acquaintance, a sad calamity befell him 
in the loss of his sight. He was then seventy-five years of age, 
ana" for twenty years he lived and moved about in a world whose 
beauties were shut out from his vision. But though physically 
blind, his mind was clear and his perceptive faculties remained 
unimpaired. He was obliged to give up labor and sold his farm. 
He removed to Bethel Hill, where he remained, we believe, until 
the death of his wife. For several years before his death, he 
spent his winters in the family of his daughter, Mrs. Thurston in 
Portland, and his summers with his son at the old homestead in 
Gilead. During the last winter he attended church nearly every 
Sunday, and as ever, during all his long life, took a deep interest 
in the affairs of religion. He was present at the Centennial cele- 
bration in Bethel in 1871, and was the recipient of marked atten- 
tions on that occasion, on account of his advanced age and loss of 
sight. He came to Bethel five years before the town was incor- 
porated, and was older by several years than any other person 


Some fifteen years ago he dictated for another to write, several 
chapters of the history of the town of Gilead, which were pub- 
lished in the Bethel Courier. The facts here recorded will be of 
great value to the historian of that town, and it is to be regretted 
that the work was not completed. The publication of the paper 
was suspended, which brought his labors in this direction to a 

He had quite a faculty for rhyming, and this gift was developed 
more fully after he became blind. He composed a large number 
of acrostics, and other verses, which in 1867 were published in a 
volume of 135 pages, for private distribution in his family and 
among his intimate friends. There is a strong religious sentiment 
pervading all his compositions, indicating that he was practically 
done with the affairs of earth, and was anxiously looking forward 
to reunion and rest in a world beyond, where the eyes of the blind 
are opened and the deaf ears are unstopped. 

The last time we saw Deacon Chapman, was in March last, when 
we visited him in Portland. He was then in the enjoyment of 
good health, considering his years, had a good appetite, and 
seemed cheerful and happy. During the afternoon he repeated 
several of his poetical compositions, and in answer to enquiries 
gave an account of his early life, and related many incidents bear- 
ing upon the early history of Bethel and Gilead, which we care- 
fully noted down. His memory of events was remarkable. 

Deacon Chapman early identified himself with the temperance 
reform movement, and in fact was never backward in any good 
word and work. He was a friend of old and young, and had the 
rare and happy faculty of adapting himself to persons of all ages. 
He was therefore a general favorite, respected and beloved by all. 
The bare example of a life so pure and inoffensive as his, saying 
nothing of positive deeds of goodness and virtue, exerts a power- 
ful influence in the world. 

"And I am glad that he ha3 lived thus long-; 

And glad that he has gone to his reward ; 

Nor deem that kindly nature did him wrong, 

Softly to disengage the vital cord. 

When his weak hand grew palsied, and his eye 

Dark with the mists of age, it was his time to die." 


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The following are the names of the persons taxed in Berwick 
in 1T72, in bills committed to Abraham Morrell, Collector, by 
Humphrey Chadbourne, Thomas Hobbs, Jr., Moses Ricker and 
James Warren, Jr., the selectmen of Berwick for that year. 
Berwick then included North and South Berwick. Contrary to 
the usual practice the Christian names are arranged in alphabetical 
order. In copying we have followed the orthography of the 
original list. 

Adam Goodwin, Aaron Chick, Aaron Chick, Jr., Alex. Grant, 
Andrew Aston, Abra'm Pugsley, Abra'm Morrel, Abra'm Fur- 
bish, Alden Warren, Abel Getchel, Dan'l Getchel, Alexan'r 
Thomson, Andrew Neal, Benja. Hodsdon, Bial Hambelton, Benja. 
Waymoth, Benja. Page, Benja. Stacy, estate, Benja. Heard, 
Benja. Heard, Jr., Caleb Buffum, Bach'n Hussey, Danl. Libby, 
Jr., Dan'l Libby, 3d, Dan'l Grant, Dan'l Estes, David Boyd, 
David Gowen, David Morrel, Dan'l Smith, Dan'l Junkens, Dan'l 
Junkens, Jr., David Morrey, Dan'l Thurston, Dan'l Hussey, 
Enoch Page, Eliphalet Kendal, Ebenezer Gubtail, Wid. Sarrah 
Joye, Ebenezer Dennett, Ebenezer Tuttle, Ebenezer Tuttle, Jr., 
Elijah Hays, Ebenezer Hussey, Elijah Jenkens, Edmon Waymoth, 
Ebenez. Walker, Elisha Andros, Elisha Andros, Jr., Gideon War- 
ren, Gabrel Hambelton, Georg Shorrey, Abigal Hobbs, Hum: 
Chadbourne, Hum: Chadbourne, Jr., Hugh Ross, Ilenery Estes, 
Alexander Snow, Jonathan Keen, John Andros, John Woodsum, 
John Scales, John Scales, Jr., Joshua Andros, Joshua Andros, 
Jr., Isan (?) Brackett, John Murray, John Murray, Jr., Joseph 
Chadbourne, Joseph Chadbourne, Jr., John Knight, Joshua Ham- 
belton, James Heard, Joseph Heard, Joseph Ricker, Joseph 
Ricker, Jr., John Pugsley, Jacob Shorrey, John T. Boultwood, 
Johnson Neal, Isaac Rogers, Jedediah Morrill, Joseph Jellison, 
Joseph Jellison, Jr., Jonah Hambelton, James Abbott, Ichabod 
Stacy, Joseph Welch, Jeremiah Goodwin, James Frost, Jeremiah 
Hambelton, Joseph Hardison, John Walker, Ichabod Hays, James 
fogg, John Stone, John Brawn, John ford, Jr., Wid. Ineth 
Stone, Jacob Shirley, Joshua Buffum, Joshua Buffurn, Jr., James 
Grant, Jr., Samuel Grant, James Grant, 3d, John Welch, James 



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Joye, Jonathan "Welch, Joseph Pray, Jr., John Brook, John Den- 
net, James Hodsdon, Joseph Abbott, John Hambelton, John 
Thursten, Isaac Morrell, Joseph Holmnes, John Brackett, John 
Brackett, Jr., John Butler, Dan'l Pray, John Low, John Grant, 
James Brackett, John Morrel, Jr., Joseph Pray, Joseph Gutridge, 
John Gowen, Jonathan Ross, Joshua Hanson, Jonathan Stone, 
John Buffum, Josiah Morrel, John Morrel, Jedediah Jellison, 
John Bagley, James Neal, Josiah Staples, Joshua Bracket, Jere- 
miah Libbey, John Billings, Joseph Chick, John Cole, Jonathan 
frye, Joshua Bachelder, James Clements, James Bracket, Jr., 
John Rendal, Landros Grant, Moses Purenton, Wid. Mary Shor- 
rey, Moses Waymoth, Miles Shorrey, Moses Pray, Moses Mason, 
Moses Lord, Moses frost, Mark frost, Nathan'l Libby, Nathan'l 
Gubtail, Nathan'l Gubtail, Jr., Noah Thomson, Noah Ricker, 
Nathan Hodsdon, Nemiah Gray, Paul Stone, Paul Stone, Jr., 
Philip Yeton, Peter Morrel, Patrick Manning, Patrick Gowen, 
Phillip Hubbard, John frost, Peter Shorrey, Peter Staples, Pesely 
Morrel, Paul Chadbourne, Richard Plummer, Richard Gowen, 
Richard Thunley, Robert ford, Richard Ricker, Richard Clements, 
Richard Wicher, Rubart Allen, Sam'l Stilings, Silas Newall, Sim- 
eon Hambelton, Stephen Libbey, Samuel Gubtail, Wid. Samuel 
Bracket, Samuel Bracket, Jr., Nathaniel Bracket, Samuel Shor- 
rey, Solomon Hambelton, Samuel Gould, Samuel Gould, Jr., 
Stephen Purenton, Sam'l HunRCum, Sam'l Joye, Stephen Ruber- 
son , W T id. Elizabeth Hussey, Sam'l Hupper, Sam'l Waymoth, 
Stephen frost, Hum : Spencer, Timothy Staples, Thomas Pike, 
Thomas nobbs, Jr., Thomas Hammet, Thomas Gubtail, Thomas 
Shorrey, Thomas Handerson, Thomas Morrel, Timothy Waymoth, 
Thomas Heard, Thomas frost, James Boyd, Thomas Chick, Tobias 
Cole, Tobias Waymouth, Thomas Chase, Thomas Grant, William 
frost, William Abbott, William Holmes, Wm. Chadbourne, Wil- 
liam Hanson, William Thomson, William Stone, William Stephen- 
son, William Stephenson, Jr., Zebulon Libby, Zach. Emery, 
Tristum Ricker, Thomas nobbs, Jr., guardian for Wm. Chad- 
bour-ne's children, Thomas Jellison, Benj. Webber, Elisha Lord, 
Daniel Gubtail, Levi Ricker, Stephen Abbott, Solomon Allen, 
Thomas Abbott, Samuel Deunet, 3d, Benj. Shorrey, Simeon Chad- 
bourne, Sam'l Ricker, Simeon Hussey, Amrai Lord, Nicholas 
Lord, Jr., Ephraim Goodwin, Thomas Goodwin, Gideon Stone, 
Zekel Twombly, Joseph Waymouth, Benjamin Hearl, Benjamin 
Hearl, Jr., John Hearl, Dotifer Ricker, Gideon Walker, Osmon 


Trask, (estate), James M. Randal, Wid. Katrine Allen, Elijah 
Allen, (estate), Benj. Addams, Samuel Parker. 

Pond Mill. 
Capt. James Littlefield, Abram Littlefield, Isaac Littlefield, 
Joseph Stephen, Joshua Getchell, John Maxell, Elisha Purkens, 
Newmen Purkens, Josiah Purkens, Joshua Grant, Benj. Waymoth, 
Jr., Reuben Hufsey, (Ilussey), Eld. Samuel Bracket, guardian 
for Chadbourne estate, Jeremiah Witham, Eleazer Wire, John 



Mrs. Polly Rawson, relict of the late Samuel Rawson of Paris, 
died at Paris Hill on Sunday, August 29th, aged 97 years. She 
was the daughter of Dr. James Freeland of Sutton, Mass., and 
was born Sept. 17, 1778. She was married to Capt. Samuel Raw- 
eon, then of Sutton, May 1, 1802, and came with him to Paris in 
November, 1804. Capt. Rawson died January 29, 1829," and his 
widow has survived him 46 years. She had five daughters and 
one sou, as follows : I. Mary Ann, b. May 20, 1803, married first 
Dr. Simeon Fuller of Paris, and second, Dr. Samuel Bullock, a 
native of Rehoboth, Mass.; II. Arabella, b. Feb. 22, 1807, married 
Hon. Timothy J. Carter of Bethel, who was a member of Congress, 
and died in Washington, D. C, March 14,1838; III. Abigail 
Adams, b. Feb. 5, 1811, married Henry E. Prentiss, a well known 
business man of Bangor, who died July 1, 1873 ; IV. Columbia, 
b. Feb. 27, 1814, married Hon. Virgil D. Paris of Buckfield, who 
died June 13, 1874; V. Frances, b. Aug. 28, 1819, married Gen. 
William K. Kimball of Paris; VI. James F., b. Oct. 2, 1821, 
married Sarah D., daughter of Thomas Jenness of Bangor, and 
resides in Bangor. The children are all living but one, though 
three of the daughters are widows. Mrs. Rawson was a sister of 
the wife of Dr. Timothy Carter, for many years a skilful physician 
and prominent citizen of Bethel, Maine, but long since deceased. 




If any evidence were needed of the deep and growing interest 
in family history in our country, it could be found from the fact 
that Mr. W. H. Whitmore has been compelled to publish a third 
edition of his American Genealogist — the first of which was issued 
in 1862, under the title of the Handbook of American Genealogy, 
a square 4to volume of 272 pages ; and the second in 1868, in an 
8vo. volume of 287 pages. The first American work on genealogy 
was published in 1771, being a record of the Stebbins family of 
Connecticut, a little pamphlet of 24 pages. The second was pub- 
lished in 1787, and the third not until 1813, the latter being a 
little volume by John Farmer, to whom belongs the credit of 
reviving the public taste for genealogical studies and family his- 
tory, and who subsequently (1829) published his great work on 
the first settlers of New Eugland. It is true this work has been 
superseded by the Genealogical Dictionary of Mr. James Savage 
in four large 8vo volumes, 1860-62, but is entitled to respect as 
the corner-stone of New England genealogy, and was for many 
years the chief authority on family history. Mr. Whitrnore's last 
edition gives the titles of over four hundred separate works on 
genealogy published in this country up to the close of 1874; 
besides a very large number of collected works, dictionaries, town 
and county histories comprising a large amount* of genealogical 
information. A synopsis of the contents of each volume is given, 

t60 that it is in fact a guide-book to any one especially interested 
in the subject of which it treats. Writers of town histories would 
render their works of far greater interest and value if they would 
devote careful attention to family history, especially the history 
of the early settlers and their immediate descendants ; for geneal- 
ogy is indeed an important part of local and general history. 

S. L. B. 



A Revised Memoir of Edward Rawson, Secretary of the Colony 
of Massachusetts Bay From 1650 to 1686, with Genealogical 
Notes of his Descendants, Including Nine Generations. By E. B. 
Crane, Worcester; Published By the Family, 1875. 

"We are indebted to the author for a copy of this valuable addi- 
tion to our New England Family History. A memorial of this 
family was published in 1849, which contained the names of 1,462 
descendants of Edward Rawson. The volume before us contains 
5,450 names and embraces family records down to the latest gen- 
eration. The work is well arranged, neatly printed and bound, 
and is a handsome octavo volume of 330 pages. Copies may be 
had by applying to the author at Worcester, Mass. 



The remains of Gen. Sewall, who served with fidelity during the 
Revolutionary War, wintered with the American army at Valley 
Forge in 1778, and who for three years w T as aid-de-camp to Gen. 
Heath of Massachusetts — lie interred in the old part of Mt. Pleas- 
ant Cemetery in the city of Augusta. The lot is enclosed with a 
plain iron fence, and a simple white marble slab contains the fol- 
lowing inscription, written by the late Rev. Dr. Tappan : 


An officer in the 

Revolutionary War, 

Major General of 

Militia in Maine; yet 

most honorably known 

as a good soldier of 

Jesus Christ, and a 

faithful officer in the 

Christian Church; Born 

in York, Oct. 24, 1752, 

Died in Augusta, Sept. 4, 

1845, ;Et. 93. 

The memory of the just is blessed. 



Agreeably to notice, the petitioners for a meeting for the pur- 
pose of organizing the Maine Genealogical and Biographical 
Society, met at the office of the Maine Farmer, in Augusta, on the 
13th of July, 1875. The meeting was called to order by W. B. 
Lapham, who read the petition and the warrant to him directed, 
and his return thereon, and called upon Charles E. Nash to preside 
during the temporary organization. W. B. Lapham was chosen 
temporary secretary. 

A committee was appointed to prepare a code of Regulations 
for the government of the Society, which subsequently reported 
the articles which are printed at the end of these proceedings, and 
the same were unanimously adopted without amendment. The 
following officers were then elected by ballot : 

President, James W. North, Augusta ; Vice President, Geo. J. 
Varney, Brunswick; Secretary and Librarian, Wm. B. Lapham, 
Augusta; Treasurer, Charles E. Nash, Augusta. Standing Com- 
mittee : S. L. Boardman, Augusta ; Joseph W. Porter, Burlington; 
G. M. Bodge, Deering ; G. A. Wheeler, Castine ; J. G. Elder, 

A vote was passed that the petitioners not present shall become 
members on payment of the admission fees. 




Article I. — Name. 

This Society shall he known as the Maine Genealogical and Biographical Society, and 
shall be located in the city of Augusta. 

Article II. — Members. 

It shall embrace three classes of members, viz: reiident, corresponding and honorary. 
Those members who have their residence in Maine shall constitute the resident members, 
and they alone shall be required to contribute to the funds of the Society, and have the 
right to vote in the Society's meetings. All members residing out of the State shall 
be either honorary or corresponding, according as they 2re elected, and all resident 
members moving out of the State shall become corresponding members without further 
action of the Society. 

Article III — Fees. 

Each resident member shall pay to the treasurer of the Society the sum of five dollars 
at the time of hi3 or her admission, and any person who shall be elected a resident mem- 
ber who neglects for one year after his election to pay his admission fee shall forfeit his 
membership, and such election shall be void. 

Article IV. — Elections. 

All elections of offioers and members shall be by written or printed ballot, and a 
majority of votes shall constitute an election. No member shall propose more than 
one person for membership at the same meeting, and all nominations for membership 
must be made at a meeting previous to that at which the ballot is had. An essential 
qualification for membership is, that the candidate is interested in the objeota of the 

Article V. — Quorum. 

Five shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of ordinary business, but a less 
cumber may adjourn from time to time. For making alterations in these Regulations, 
nino shall constitute a quorum, and notice of such proposed amendment or alteration 
must have been giveu at a previous meeting. The last clause of Article I, relating to 
the location of the Society, and the first clause of Article VIII, relating to the place or 
location of the Society's library, are not to be altered or amended. 

Article VI. — Officers. 

Sect. 1. The officers shall consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary, who shall 
be Corresponding Secretary and Librarian, Treasurer, and a Standing Committee cf seven, 
all of whom shall be chosen annually. 

Sect. 2. The President shall preside at all the meetings of the Society when present, 
and shall call special meetings when he shall deem it necessary. 

Sect. 3. The Vice President shall pre3ido in the absence of the President, and in 
case of vaeancy shall perform the duties of President until another shall be chosen. 

Sect. 4. The Recording Secretary shall be sworn, and shall fairly record in a book 
kept for that purpose, all the votes and doings of the Society. He shall notify all meet- 
ings called by the President, and shall call special meetings, when requested in writing 





to to do by five members. As Corresponding Secretary he shall condact the correspon- 
dence of the Society under the direction of the Standing Committee, and as Librarian 
he shall have charge of the Society's library. 

Sect. 5. The Treasurer shall receive all monies belonging to the Society, and shall 
pay the same to the order of the Standing Committee or the Society. He shall make 
and keep fair entries in a book kept for that purpose, of all monies received and dis- 
bursed by him, and at every annual meeting shall exhibit to the Society a statement of 
his accounts and the funds of the Society. He shall give such bonds as may be re- 
quired of him by the Standing Committee, for the faithful discharge of his duties, and 
deliver all monies and property of the Society in his hands and keeping to his successor 
in office. 

Sect. 6. The Standing Committee shall defray all the common expenses of the Society, 
and make the necessary purchases of such small articles as may be needed, and shall 
have power to draw on the Treasurer to defray the necessary expense. They shall fre- 
quently inspect the records, and see that all the orders of the Society are promptly 
carried into effect. It shall be a part of their duty to enquire for and take judicious 
measures within the means of the Society to procure such books and manuscripts as may 
be useful to the Society. The President and Recording Secretary shall be ex officio 
members of the Standing Committee. 

Article VII. — Library. 

The Library of the Society ehall always be kept at Augusta, and shall be subject to 
such rules and regulations as the Standing Committee may adopt, said rules and regula- 
tions to be subject to the approval of the Society. 

Article VIII. — Annual Meeting. 

The Annual Meeting of the Society shall be holden on the fourth Tuesday in January, 
at 2 o'clock, P.M., and the fourth Tuesday in January, 1876, shall be considered the 
next annual meeting. 

Article IX. 
Accompanied with the admission fee of each member shall be a brief genealogical 
and biographical sketch of himself, according to blank forms to be furnished by the 
Secretary, provided that if a genealogy of the family of a member has been published 
he ehall not be required to furnish such sketch. 



Augusta, Me., December, 1875. 
Vol. I. No. 2. 



The following letter was written bj Lemuel Perham, Esq., of 
Farming-ton, to Judge David Perham of Bangor, more than forty 
years ago. We reproduce it here, because of the interesting 
account it gives of some of the early New England families of this 
name which, though the writer had no family records to authenti- 
cate it, is substantially correct. The father of the writer of this 
letter was born in 1727 and was of the fourth generation from the 
emigrant ancestor. The old Perham farm in Chelmsford, Massa- 
chusetts, has never been out of the Perham family since it was 
first settled by the patriarch, John Perham, in 1664. It is now 
occupied by Deacon David and his son H. S. Perham, the latter 
being of the seventh generation from John. The notes in this 
article are by W. B. Lapham of Augusta. 

Faruington, Maine, September 10th, 18S5. 


Hon. David Perham, Esq. 

Deai- Sir : I believe it is more than a vear since Hiram Belcher, 
Esq., informed me that you wished him to request me to send you 
the genealogy of my ancestors at the next session of the court of 



common pleas, but it has hitherto been neglected, either by the 
interference of urgent business or by the subject slipping my 

I have no record of my ancestors except the tradition received 
of my father, which has been indelibly stamped upon my mind 
from childhood, to wit : The first of mv ancestors of whom I havfi 
any account was my father's great grandfather, whose name was 
John Perham,* and who emigrated from England to New England 
when he was a child. I have no knowledge of the year when he 
came ; however, it was after some colonists had settled in Chelms- 
ford in Massachusetts, for he served an apprenticeship in that 
town, where he married and spent the remainder of his days. His 
son, who was my great grandfather, was likewise named John, 

♦John Perham married Lydia Shipley at Chelmsford, Mass , Dec. 15, 1664. Their 
children wore as follows: I. Mary b. Jan. 8, 1665; II. John. b. Jan. 27, 1667; III. 
Joseph b. Oct. 22, 1669; IV. Lydia b. Feb. 19, 1673; V Benoni b. . 

John Perham Jr. abovenamed married Lydia — I and the following were their 

children: I. Lydia b. Oct. 25, 1693; II. John b. Jan. 12, 1695; III. Samuel b. May 6, 
1G98; IV. Mary b. Dec 24, 1700; V. Sarah b. Oct. 16, 1703; VI. William b. Jan. 16, 
1706; VII. Benjamin b Feb. 23, 1707. 

Benoni Perham the youngest son of John first, was married Dec. 6, 1704, to Sarah 
Robbins of Cambridge. 

Of the sons of John second, John married Experience Powers, as stated in Lemuel 
Perham's letter; William was married to Susannah Powers by Rev. Dr. Hall at Sutton 

Nov. 12, 1730; Benjamin married Esther about the year 1731, and in early 

manhood became a resident of Upton, where ho afterwards lived and died. We have no 
other record of his family, save that contained in his will, the original of which is in 
our possession, and reads as follows: 

In the name of God amen: 

I Benjamin Perbam of I'pton, in the county of Worcester in his majesty's Province of 
the Massachusetts Bay in New England, calling to mind the mortality of my body and 
knowing that it is appointed unto man once to die and after death the judgment, do 
make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say: Principally and first 
of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God who gave it and my body 
I recommond to the earth, to be buried in a decent Christian burial, at the discretion 
of my executors; nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the 
saoae again by the migr*" power of God. And as touching such wordly estate where- 
with it hath pleased God "ss me within this world, I give and dispose of in the man- 
ner following, that is to say: imprimis; my will is that all my just debts together with 
my funeral charge- shall well and truly be paid out of my estate by my executors; here- 
after named, in convenient time after my decease. Item: I give and bequeath to my 
beloved wife E<ther Perham the improvement of all my estate both real and personal, 
while she remains my widow, and if she should inirry a^ain, for her to have her thirds 
and no mure during her life, ar.d if any of the stuck should be lost, she is not to make 
it good Item: I give and bequeath unto my sons and daughters, viz: Benjamin 
Perham, Lemuel Perham, Jacob Perham, Esther Keys, Olive Tenney, Lydia Learned 

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and I think he spent his days in the same town. The third gener- 
atm?i was my grandfather; he was called John, also. He married 
Experience Powers and settled in the town of Littleton, Mass., 
and there died before my remembrance. He left six sons and 
two daughters; his sons were John, Samuel, William, Lemuel, 
Kzekiel and Jonathan. My uncle John emigrated to New Jersey 
and settled aud married in the town of Newark. He had a son 
who was named John, and my sister, who is older than I, thinks 
he was an only child ; he being unmarried, went to sea and died 
on the voyage or in a foreign port. There ended the continual 
succession of the name of John Perham in the fifth generation from 
the Patriarch. In the revolution mv uncle John was a loyalist or 
toiy, but I never learnt that he was an active enemy of his coun- 

and Sjbil Wood, each and every of thecn in equal part aud proportion of all my estate 
after their mother's decease; what I give to my daughters, each of them, I hereby give 
to them and to their heirs born of their bodie3 My sons Benjamin Perham, Lemuel 
Pfctbarn and Jacob Perham to have my wearing apparel equally divided amjng them, 
over and above my daughters' proportion. Furthermore I do hsreby constitute, make 
and ordain my said wife Esther Perham and my son Lemuel Perham of Uptcn aforesaid 
tu be the sole executors of this my last will and testament to execute and perform the 
Mine. And I do hereby nullify, disallow, revoke, renounce and inako void all former 
wills, testaments, bequeaths and executors, and do hereby certify and confirm this and 
no other to be mj last will and testament. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set 
my band and seal, this 14th day of July, A. D. 1770, in the 10th year of his Majesty's 
reign. Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and declared by the heroin named Benja- 
min Peiham to be his last will and testament in presence 


Aeifl Saddler, Jr. 

Bkxjamiv Saddler. 


Benjamin Perham abovenamed died March 20, 1787. Of his sons Benjamin Jr. b. 
Feb. 13, 1733, m. Kachel Clemens and bad Benjamin b March 17, 1757; Rachel b. 
Feb. 10, 17C0; Moses b. 0;t. 14, 17GC; Aaron b. Oct. 20, 1775; Lois b. July 3, 1777. 

Lemuel the second ?on of Bcrjtmin Perham was born May 23d, 1735, and his wife 

Mary was born July 28, 1735. They were married April 10,1755. Children: 

Joanna b. April 10, 1757, d young; Lemuel b Lee. 29, 1700; Betty b May 23, 1764; 
Joanna b. March 3, 1770; Molly b. April 13, 1774; Lovk-y b. March 17, 1777. Lemuel 
P^rhiin kept a tavern in Upton more than 40 years. 

Jacob Perham the youngest son of Benjamin m. Susan .addler of Upton and bed 

W il'.iam, Sylvanus and Hannah. 

I.cuuiel Perbam Jr. son of Lemuel and Mary beforenamed in. Bet-ey Gurney of Upton 
in 1760, and was an early settler in Paris, Me. He lived for a- few years on what was 
called the center lot; afterwards he moved to High street, and about the year 1S12 to 
Woodstock. Children: Patty b. April 6, 1781, rn. Abiather Tueli of Pari?; Jotbara b. 
March 22, 1781, m Lucy Felt; Betty b Aug. 28, 1787, d. young; Lemuel b. Nov. 10, 
17SS, m. Sally T. Chase; Lovicy b. Feb. 20, 1794, ra. Cyprian Cole; Joel b. March 31, 
1707, in. Sophronia Bisbee; Azcl b. July 4, 1805, m. Elvira Bowker. 



try. I have never heard from him since about the year 11*10 or 
1780. My uncle Samuel settled in New Ipswich, N. H. He and 
his wife both died young-, before my remembrance, and left only a 
son and daughter. The son, named Samuel, emigrated to Win- 


throp, Me., before the revolution, there married a widow by whom 
he had no issue. Some 30 or 40 years ago he and wife joined a 
society of Shakers in the vicinity of New Gloucester, where he 
died a few years since.* 

My uncle William settled, I believe, in Ashby, County of Wor- 
cester, Mass., or somewhere in that vicinity of the country, lie 
had but one son, whose name was Peter. I can trace that branch 
of the family no further. f The next in age was my father, named 
Lemuel. lie married and first lived with my grandfather at Little- 
ton, buried his first wife, and then removed to Dunstable, Mass., 

* Samuel Perham married Lydia, daughter of Dea. Samuel and Tabitha (Ford) Bryant, 
of Piyinpton, Mass , and widow of Consider Fuller of that town, to whom she was mar- 
ried in 1759. After her first husband died she came to the Shakers with her children. 
She then married Perham aDd moved to Winthrop, but subsequently returned with him 
to the Shakers, and died there. She had a son, Ezra Fuller, who was an earl}' settler in 
Jay, Me., and Consider, who was among the first settlers in Woodstock. Her brother, 
Solomon Bryant, who married Elizabeth Curtis of Hanover, Mass., was one of tha early 
eettler3 in Paris. 

fin the reply of Judge Perham to this letter, dated at Bangor, January 13, 1S36, 
after quoting this sentence, " I can trace thr.t branch of the family no further, " he says: 
"The same Peter Perham is my father, and now living with me, and will be 85 years of 
age next April. lean remember my grandfather, Willijua Perham; he resided in Ashby, 
Middlesex County, and in several other towns in that vicinity, changing the place of his 
abodo often, and finally moved to the interior of the State of New York, where he died, 
I believe, in 1703 ; his children were Peter, m. Rebecca Buttrick; Mary, m. Ebenczer 
Eaton; Rhoda, m. Daniel Hawkes; and Diomeda, m. Benjamin Whitney; all the 
daughters, with their families, moved to the Mohawk river in New York." 

The Judge gives the following brief sketch of his own family: "My father married 
Rebecca, daughter of Simeon Buttrick, of Concord, Mass ; their children were Dolly, 
William and David; my sister is unmarried, and resides in Harvard; my brother died 
in 17'j7, aged 19. I was born Feb. 10, 1780; attended at Groton Academy and studied 
my profession with Dana and Richardson in Groton; commenced the practice of law in 
1809, in the County of Middlesex. I moved to Orrington, Me., in the summer of 1311. 
The town was divided, and I resided in the part called Brewer till 1833, when I moved 
to Bangor. I continued the practice of law till 1S22, when I was appointed Judge of 
the Court of Common Picas, which f fFice I now hold." 

We may add, that Judge Perham was twice married ; first to Betsey, daughter of 
David Barnard of Acton, Mass., Aug. 25, 1814, and second to Charlotte, daughter of 
Caleb Gardner of Erookline, Mass., Oct. 13, 1830. He bad three sons and two daugh- 
ters, all by the first marriage. The sons died young, and the daughters survive. Judge 
Perham died April 21, 1809. Peter, his father, died Oct. 4, 184], and Rebscca, his 
mother, July 14, 1828, the latter being 78 years of age. 




where he married my mother. Tn H8S my parents, with three 
pons and one daughter unmarried, and one other daughter that 
was married, with her family, emigrated to Sandy River, now Far- 
mington, where my father died, about sis years after, in the sixty- 
seventh year of his age. My mother lived about twenty years 
after, to the age of eighty-six. My father, by his first wife had 
but one child that survived infancy ; his name was John. lie was 
a soldier in three campaigns in the Revolution, and in that war 
his health was ruined, and he died about six months after his last 
return home, aged about twenty-six years, unmarried. I had 
three sisters, only one of whom is now living. She lives in Wil- 
ton, Me., and is the mother of Lemuel Fletcher, Esq., collector of 
the revenue at the Forks of the Kennebec and Dead River. Of 
three brothers I am oldest; was born in Dunstable, Mass., Oct. 
1th, 1764. Farmington has been my principal place of abode for 
about forty-eight years. My main occupations have been farming, 
surveying land, and instructing in the town schools. Out of nine 
children we had but five who lived to adult age, to wit: four sons 
and one daughter. Our eldest son, whose professions were archi- 
tecture and civil engineering, practiced in Massachusetts, New 
Hampshire, and this State. He died in Buxton, York Co., Me., 
in 1826, aged about thirty years. He buried his only child about 
two months before his own death. Our second son, named Joseph, 
is a physician ; received his degree at Bowdoin College, practiced 
at Buxton four years, then emigrated to Oiiio, where he has prac- 
ticed five years. He is in his thirty-second year, unmarried. Our 
third son, whose name is Benjamin Franklin Perham,* was born 
January 15th, 1806, a century lacking two days after the birth of 
Dr. Franklin, which circumstance suggested the name. He now 
resides in Charlestown, Mass.; is married, and his only child was 
born on the 25th of last month, which is my only grandchild. His 
profession is civil engineering. Our only daughter, Eliza, aged 
twenty-five, still lives with us, having been in poor health for 
eight or nine years, but is now improving Our youngest son, 
Moses, aged about twenty-three,, has likewise been out of health 
about three and a half years, but for about four months has been 
rapidly recruiting. About two and a half years ago he commenced 
with his brother Bem'arniu as a student to his profession, but the 
state of his health not permitting him to proceed, after a few 
months he abandoned the pursuit for that time, yet probably will 

♦lie wade a plan of Augusta, in 1838, and one of the streets is called after him, 
M Perham street." He then had aa office in Boston. 


resume the study in case he should sufficiently recover his strength 
and vigor before it is too late in life. 

My next brother, Silas, is about five years younger than I am. 
He lives in this town, has two children ; only one is married, and 
has three children. 

My youngest brother, Josiah, aged 63, lives in 'Wilton, Me. 
He has four sons and three daughters;* three sons and one 
daughter married, all residing in Wilton, except the oldest, 
Josiah Perham, Jr. f lie keeps a wholesale store in Hallowell. 
My uncle Ezekiel married and settled in Pepperell, Mass. His 
oldest son was Ezekiel; his second, David; but from certain 
circumstances, I presume your honor is not the same person, he 
being about 60 years of age. This uncle had a large family of 
sons and daughters ; one named John. Several of his sons settled 
in the interior of New Hampshire. I have heard little of the 
family since I left Massachusetts, excepting the death of my 
uncle many years ago. 

My uncle Jonathan, when first married, lived with grand- 
father at Littleton ; thence removed, if mj- memory be correct, to 
Koyalston, Mass. ; thence to Athens, Vt. He had man}'- sons 
and daughters; some of their names I recollect, viz : Jonathan, 
Joel, Leonard and John, &c. John seems to have been a favorite 
name with the Perham family. My two brothers have each a son 

My father had an uncle William Perham J living in Derryfield, 
N. H. He had two children only, to wit: William and John. 
One of these certainly, if not both, had a son John. My father 
had two sisters only ; one married a Fletcher of Westford, the 
other a man by the the name of Bachelder of Stow, Mass. In 

* Josiah Perham was bcrn in Dunstable, Mass., May 1, 1773, and married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Silas and Thankful ( Ditson ) Gould of Wilton. He died July 5, 1849, and 
his wife died in June, 1661. Children : Josiah, b. January 31, 1803, m. Esther Sewell ; 
Gould, b. .April 11, 1804, m. Asenath 15. Woodward ; John, b. January 12, 1806, in. 
Elizabeth E. Hooper ; Abigail, b. November 5, 1807, m. Seta Fuller ; Mary, b. No- 
vember 14, 1809, m. John A. Bass ; Elizabeth, b March 17, 1813, m. Samuel Colcord ; 
Joseph, b. January 7, 1816 ; Prince M., b. March 15, 1820 ; Cyru3 M., b. October 7, 

t Josiah Perham, Jr., became quite well known as being the first to obtain a charter 
for a Pacific railroad, and in counection with extensive railroad excursions. lie, died 
October 12, 1868. 

% This was the William Perham who married Susannah Powers, at Sutton, as stated in 
a previous note. 



that part of my native town called Tyngeborough were a consider- 
able number of households named Perham, among whom were a 
father and son named John ; and in Chelmsford are several 
generations of Perhams. The first whom I remember was 
Samuel, from whom the rest descended, all of whom were the 
posterity of John first mentioned. In fact, my father said he 
never knew or heard of a Perham who did not descend from his 
great grandfather. Notwithstanding, since my father's death, my 
brother Josiah ( some 20 or 30 years ago ) found a family of 
Perhams in Lewiston, Me., or in that vicinity. The man, the head 
of that family, informed him that he emigrated from England I 
think a few years before, and that he knew of no kindred in 
America. I saw his daughter, who lived in my brother's family 
several months. Have heard nothing from the family since. As 
to our family of Perhams, we lay claim to no noble blood on 
account of nobility conferred on some distant ancestor for worthy 
achievement, invention, discovery or improvement of any kind, or 
for any talent, either intellectual or corporal, conferred by some 
Prince or Sovereign of the eastern continent. Neither do I know 
that our name possesses any coat of arms or armorial figures. 
We can not, like the Hindoo, say we are of such or such a class 
or caste. Our reputation, as a race, must depend entirely on 
personal and individual merit, and a proper improvement of those 
talents bestowed on each person by the Omnipotent and Allwise 
Being Who possesses original and innate honor and glory, Who 
is the fountain of all good, and to Whom we owe all praise, 
thaukfulness and adoration. 

Now, my dear sir, in return please inform me by Mr. Belcher 
whether you descended from any of my ancestors, if so, from 
which branch, et cetera. 

I am, dear sir, 

With due regards and confidence, 

Your devoted servant, 

Lemuel Perham. 

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Moses Woster to widow Sarah Soper, Apr. 4, 1695. 
Robert Cutt to Dorcas Hamond, Apr. 13, 1698. 
Charles Iseley (?) to Joanna Fernald, May 25, 1698. 
Benj : Gallaway to Elizabeth Hodsdon, Jan'y 31, 1699. 
Samuel Fernald to Susannah Paul, Oct. 12, 1699. 
John Frink to Hannah Morgrage, Apr. 10, 1700. 
Nicholas Weeks to Pricilla Gunison, May 7, 1700. 
Wm. Henderson to Sarah Fernald, July 16, 1700. 
Joseph Crocket, Jr. to Mary Ball, Oct. 30, 1700. 
Edward Hanson to Elizabeth Ball, Oct. 30, 1700. 
Ebenezer Mow to Joanna Dearing, Nov. 25, 1700. 
Thomas Fernald to Mary Tompson, Nov. 28, 1700. 
Thomas Huff and Grace Ferris, Jan'y 2, 1700-1. 
Win. Gowell and Lydia Parker, Nov. 25, 1714. 
Stephen Eastwick and Sarah Shapleigh, Dec. 2, 1714. 
John Emerson to Elizabeth Hill, Dec. 9, 1714. 
John Walker and Elizabeth Gunnison, Jan'y 24, 1711-15. 
Andrew Tyler to Miriam Pepperrell, Apr. 25, 1715. 
Samuel Tetherly and Margery Spinney, May 12, 1715. 
Daniel Fogg and Anne Hanscom, June 30, 1715. 
John Dealin and Mary Rice, July 17, 1715. 
Samuel Johnson and Elizabeth Tinne}^ (?), Nov. 8, 1715. 
Charles Banfield and Elizabeth Rice, Jan'y 23, 1715-16. 
\ Timothy Blake and Joanna Mitchell, Mar. 25, 1716. 
James Gridel and Sarah Scartar, May 3, 1716. 
Thomas Morgrage and Mary Weeks, May 24, 1716. 
Joseph Billing and Hannah Wilson, Nov. 29, 1716. 
■ John Lord and Mary Chapman, Dec. 26, 1716. 
Thomas Hamet and Elizabeth Denncford, Jan'y 15, 1716-17, 
Jonathan Partridge and Sarah Mitchell, Jan'y 17, 1716-17. 
Stephen Field and Mary King, June 10, 1717. 
John Norton and Rebecca Wilson, July 11, 1717. 
Benj: Wentworth and Elizabeth Leighton, Sept. 22, 1717. 









Samuel Remick and Elizabeth Mason, Oct. 22, HIT. 
Roger Mitchell and Sarah Cutt, Nov. 3, HIT. 
Hugh Tucker and Dorcas ITeard, Nov. 21, 1717. 
John Ball and Anne Allen, Dec. 9, 1717. 
John Frink and Jane Jackson, May 25, 1718. 
Nicolas Weeks and Annie Hill, Nov. 6, 1718. 
Charles Pierce and Sarah Frost, Nov. 20, 1718. 
James Spinney and Mary Couch, Dec. 28, 1718. 
Wm. Snow and Mary Elwell, Jan'y 18, 1718-19. 
Benj: Hutching and Mary Dill, March 12, 1718-19. 
John Watkins and Dorothy Pepperell, March 20, 1719. 
Joseph Curtis and Surah Mendum, May 7, 1719. 
George King and Margaret Adams, May 28, 1719. 
Wm. Philips and Lydia Remick, May 30, 1719. 
John Merry and Katharine Surplice, July 16, 1719. 
Wm. Ham and Elizabeth* Staples, Oct. 18, 1719. 
John Dealing and Mary Carpenter, Oct. 22, 1719. 
Wm. Beal and Elizabeth Benson, Dec. 6, 1719. — — 
Nathaniel Pernald and Margaret Frye, Apr. 7, 1720. 
Thomas Hutchins and Hannah Hill, Aug. 5, 1720. — 
Roger Mitchell and Bridget Couch, Aug. 17, 1720. 
Wm. Taylor and Margaret Rice, Sept. 22, 1720. 
Richard Cutt and Eunice Curtis, Oct. 20, 1720. 
John Dolly and Elizabeth Follett, Nov. 14, 1720. 
Benj: Clarke and Jane Pepperell, Nov. 30, 1720. 
John Bartland and Deborah Kend, Dec. 15, 1720. 
Samuel Tobey and Mary Spinney, Dec. 29, 1720. 
Manueirill Beal and Sarah Mitchell, Jan'y 19, 1720-1. 
Peter Staple and Joanua King, May 31, 1721. 
Nicolas Week and Sarah Rice, Oct. 20, 1721. 
Samuel Stacy and Mary Pray, Nov. 2, 1721. 
James Titcomb and Anne Crockett, Nov. 19, 1721. 
Joseph Johnson and Hannah Dutteridge, Nov. 19, 1721, 
Zachariah Leech and Elizabeth Mitchell, Dec. 25, 1721. 
Wm. Nicolson and Mary Bencent; Jan'y 2, 1721-2. 
John Moore and Elizabeth Fernald, Jan'y 10, 1721-2. 
Patrick Cooking and Mary Rogers, Apr. 5, 1722. 
Wm. Whipple and Mary Cutt, May 14, 1722. 
Thomas Rand and Hannah Pray, May 24, 1722. 
John Bennet and Mary Wilson, Sept. 16, 1722. 
Joseph Hamond and Mary Adams, Sept. 20, 1722. 



Benj: Harnmons and Sarah Bryar, Oct. 19, 1722. 
Edward More and Hannah Crockett, Dec. 5, 1722. 
John Robinson and Sarah Jordan, Dec. 10, 1722. 
Joseph Spearing and Elizabeth Gaskins, Feb. 28, 1722. 
Thomas Adams and Sarah Mitchell, Apr. 4, 1723. 
Philip Gary and Mary Ilutchins, June 26, 1723. 
Thomas Rogers and Mary Fernald, July 5, 1723. 
Samuel Greenleaf and Elizabeth Mitchell, Oct. 10, 1723. 
James Mackartne and Mary Starrett, Nov. 26, 1723. 
Daniel Williams and Deborah Elweli, Dec. 24, 1723. 
John Fernald and Elizabeth Rogers, Jan'y 16, 1723-4. 
Wm. Walker and Deborah Berry, Jan'y 16, 1723-4. 
Roger Dealing and Elizabeth Skillin, Jan'y 16, 1723-4. 
Thomas Ham and Abigail Hill, Jan'v 30, 1723-4. 
Thomas Allen and Elizabeth Tucker, Feb. 30, 1723-4. 
Thomas Cutt and Dorcas Hamond, Apr. 23, 1723-4. 
Francis Allen and Mary Pettegrow, Sept. 17, 1724. 
Jonathan Creesy and Eleanor Barton, Oct. 25, 1724. 
Benj: Lerraby and Sarah Johnson, Dec. 4, 1724. 
Jacob Remick and Mary Ilobbs, Dec. 18, 1724. 
Ebenezer Fernald and Patience Mendum, Dec. 22, 1724. 
Tobias Fernald and Mary Mendum, Dec. 22, 1724. 
Samuel Geer and Abigail Jlodsdon, Jan'y 7, 1724-5. 
John Clark and Lydia Fernald, May 27, 1725. 
John Snow and Mary Frink, Sept. 30, 1725. 
Jotham Dihonn(?) and Mehitable Cutt, Dec. 29, 1725. 
Mathew Vincent and Frances Follett, Jan'y 3, 1725-6. 
• John Larabee aud Mary Ingersol, Jan'y 13, 1725-6. 
George Copstone and Mary Skillin, Apr. 7, 1726. 
Richard Rice and Mary Rogers, Sept. 5, 1726. 
Andrew Haley and Mary Brier, Aug. 7, 1727. 
Joseph Whipple and Elizabeth Cutt, Oct. 23, 1727. 
Alexander James and Elizabeth Beal, Nov. 9, 1727. 
Wm. Lowry and Susanna Fernald, Nov. 12, 1727. 
James Johnson and Elizabeth Scare, Dec. 3, 1727. 
Andrew Philips and Miriam Mitchell, Jan'y 1, 1727-8. 
Benjamin Weeks and Elizabeth Wilson, Feb. 1, 1727-8. 
Reuben Mace and Mary Jenkins, Nov. 10, 1726. 
Samuel Pray and Alice Mendum, Nov. 17, 1726. 
Francis Pettegrew and Elizabeth Davise, Nov. 17, 1726. 
Robert Cole and Pheby Sheepherd, Nov. 26, 1726. 






Daniel James and Elizabeth Beals, Dec. 8, 1726. 
• John Tenney and Deborath Ingersoll, Dec. 29, 1726. 
Peter Lewis and Elizabeth Haley, Dec. 29, 1726. 
George Berry and Elizabeth Frink, Jan'y 11, 1726-7. 
Jonathan Mendurn and Mary Fernald, Apr. 17, 1727. 
Samuel Reeves and Elizabeth Dearing, Apr. 18, 1727. 
James Oliver and Mary Braden, Aug. 7, 1727. 
James Grover and Mary Hutching, Feb. 8, 1727-8. 
Wra. Bryar and Elizabeth Weeks, May 11, 1728. 
Enoch Staples and Anne Hill, Sept, 24, 1728. 
James Fogg and Elizabeth Fernald, Oct. 23, 1728. 
Thomas Gribble and Judith Weeks, Nov. 14, 1728. 
Joseph Elwell and Elizabeth Elwell, Dec. 6, 1728. 
Wm. Staples and Elizabeth James, Dec. 12, 1728. 
Samuel Pickernail and Esther Rogers, Dec. 19, 1728. 
Alexander Taylor and Hannah Barton, Dec. 24, 1728. 
Christopher Hawkins and Margery Spinney, Jan'y 24, 1728-9. 
Nathaniel Wheelwright and Abigail Hammond, Jan. 28, 1728-9. 
James Webber and Keturah Jenkins, Feb. 13, 172S-9. 
Ephraim Crockett and Rebecca Frink, Mar. 13, 1728-9. 
Samuel Greenough and Elizabeth Greenleaf, Apr. 23, 1729. 
Elihu Gunnison, Jr. and Elizabeth Eastwick, Aug. 18, 1729. 
Joseph Gunnison and Elizabeth Lewis, Oct. 23, 1729. 
Wm. Dearing and Dorothy Mendum, Nov. 13, 1729. 
Edmund March and Mary Whittemore, Jan'y 15, 1729-30. 
Solomon Mitchell and Mary Mitchell, Jan'y 29, 1729-30. 
Samuel Fernald and Mary Johnson, Feb. 26, 1729-30. 
Benj: Berry and Catherine Gowdy, March 4, 1729-30. 
Wm. Ilaynes and Joanna Marshal, March 16, 1729-30. 
Stephen Seavy and Mary Dearing, March 17, 1729-30. 
Elihu Gunnison and Margery Whittemore, Sept. 3, 1730. 
Tobias DeariDg and Elizabeth Berry, Oct. 22, 1730. 
Caleb Cushing and Mary Newmarch, Nov. 12, 1730. 
John Pierce and Sarah Adams, Nov. 12, 1730. 
Robert More and Sarah Frink, Dec. 24, 1730. 
Solomon Rose and Sarah Hooper, Jan'y 4, 1730-1. 
John Whitney and Susannah Smith, Jan'y 14, 1730-1. 
Nathan Sanborn and Katherine Leach, March 29, 1733. 
Joseph Wilson and Mary Clear, July 2, 1733. 
Edmund Moody and Mary Jackson, July 12, 1733. 
John Benson and Unice Kane, Aug. 2, 1733. 




Joshua Brooks aud Anne Staples, Aug. 2, 1733. 
Samuel James and Mary Bearing, Sept. 25, 1733. 
Thomas Fernald and Harriet Whitney, Nov. 16, 1733. 
Samuel Haley and Georgie Lewis, Nov. 21, 1733. 
Ban'l James, Jr. and Martha Weeks, Nov. 22, 1733. 
John Perkins and Hannah Clough. Nov. 29, 1733. 
John Thomas and Abigail Gear, Bee. 24, 1733. 
Bryant Bradeen and Hannah Fernald, Bee. 27, 1733. 
Timothy Lilie and Elizabeth Mulle, Jan'y 10, 1733—4. 
Samuel Spinney and Jenne Mackelure, Sept. 26, 1734. 
Jonadab Moor and Mary Moor, Sept. 26, 1734. 
Nathaniel Fernald aud Mary Weeks, Oct. 10, 1734. . 
John Adams, Jr. and Mary Fernald, Oct. 15, 1734. 
Wm. llutchins and Mary Keen, Oct. 17, 1734. 
John Frost and Sarah Gerrish, Oct. 31, 1734. 
John Gerrish and Margery Jackson, Nov. 21, 1734. 
Samuel Johnson and Mercy King, Bee. 23, 1734. 


Joseph Pillsbury and Mehitable Weed, Bee. 5, 1718. 

Trustram Coffin and Jane Heard, Nov. 18, 1719. s 

John Gowen and Elizabeth Ferguson, Feb. 1, 1719-20. 

Daniel Emery and Mary Hodsdon, June 16, 1720. 

Michael Brown and Abigail Wiitum, Jan'y 8, 172 J. 

Noah Emery and Elizabeth Chick, Jan'y 22, 172J. 

Henery Basten and Mary Heard, July 1, 1722. 

Wm. Gowen and Jane Gowen, June 26, 1723. 

Moses Hodsdon of Bover and Sarah Thompson, July 4, 1723. 

Bavid Clark and Hannah Frost, Jan'y 12, 1723. 

John Smith and Judith Thompson, July 1, 1724. 

Nathan Bartlett and Hannah Heard, March 10, 1714-5. 

John Eldridge and Mary Jenkins, March 11, 1714-5. 

James Bavis and Elizabeth Bradeen, Sept. 11, 1715. 

Thomas Hanscom and Sarah Fog^r, Jan'y 8, 1715-6. 

Benjamin Gould and Rebecca Furbush, Feb. 9, 1715-6. 

Bcnj: Waymouth and Sarah Moirell, June 14, 1716. 

Samuel Small and Anne Hatch, Jan'y 17, 1716. 






The imperfect manner in which town and family records have 
been kept, renders it very difficult to produce a perfectly correct 
genealogical history. In writing of some Porter families in this 
State, I shall differ from some of the authorities that I have exam- 
ined, but will give such facts as have come to me after a some- 
what patient and careful search, and which I believe to be sub- 
stantially correct. 

Probably nine-tenths of all the persons bearing the name in this 
State, are descendants of two men whom I think were brothers, 
John of Salem and Richard of Weymouth. John Porter, 1 tanner, 
came with his family from England in .1635 and settled in Iling- 
ham, where he lived until 1644, when he was chosen Representa- 
tive to the General Court, and removed to Salem the same year. 
lie was an important man there, and again chosen Representative 
in 1C68 and died in 16T6. Lie was a man of great wealth, and left 
a large landed estate in Salem and towns in that vicinity, to his 
children by his will. 

Richard Porter, 1 husbandman, came with his family from Eng- 
land and settled at Weymouth in 1G35, (not more than three 
miles distant from the place where John 1 settled.) Ue was a use- 
ful and respected man in his day, often an officer in church and 
town affairs, and died in Weymouth, 1G8S. A short time since I 
found his will in an old file in the Suffolk probate office, unre- 
corded', whether it was left there merely for security', or because 
it was not worth recording and so not recorded, is not known. (I 
was informed at the office that there were many wills in those 
early times which were unrecorded.) 

The descendants of these two men are a multitude in number, 
and among them I have found governors, (one in Maine) generals, 
(Putnam) admirals, judges, doctors of divinity, mechanics and 
farmers, in all walks of life, usefi 1 men ; and I do not disparage 
any one when I say that the descen 'ants of Richard the husband- 
man and poor man, are the peers of those who descended from 
John the tanner and man of wealth. 


Descendant* of John. 1 

Dr. Aaron Porter 6 of Biddeford and Portland, was son of Moses* 
and Mary (Chadwick) Porter of Boxford, Mass., born March 28, 
1752; he married Pauline, daughter of Richard King", Esquire, of 
Scarborough, by whom he had 4 sons and 8 daughters. The town 
of Porter, in Oxford county, was granted to him and others about 
1790 and named for him. 

Benjamiu Porter 5 and his wife Ruth (Foster) of Boxford, had 
three sons who grew up to manhood, Benjamin Jr., 6 David 6 and 
Tyler, 6 all of whom settled in Maine ; they were cousins of Dr. 
Aaron of Portland. Benjamin Jr. 6 moved from Boxford to Win- 
throp about 17S0, and in 178S he again moved to what iw now 
Vienna, where there were theu but a few families, and where he 
carried his grain to mill on his back to Winthrop by a spotted 
line, a distance of sixteen miles ; his first wife was Polly Sargent, 
by whom he had Betsey who married a Barnard, John married 
N Mary Robinson, and Benjamin, who died early. His second wife 
was Pamelia Barton, by whom he had Polly who married James 
Chapman, Jonathan died unmarried 1816, Dolly married Abel 
Whittier, Stephen married Miriam Whittier, Benjamin married 
Phebe Soule, Byron married Elizabeth Morse, Parthenia married 
Rufus II. Folsom, James born 1805 married Lureuce Gould, 
Caroline married Jonathan Poor, and Julian who married David 
Barton; Benjamin 6 and second wife died about 1S37, and all his 
children are dead except Parthenia, Julian and James, now of 

David Porter, 6 brother of Benjamin, 6 moved from Boxford by 
way of Denmark to Dixmont about 1800; his wife was Susan 
Towns of Boxford ; and his children, all burn there, were Isaiah 
1775, David, Asa, Benjamin, Tyler, Ruth and Sally. His descend- 
ants are numerous in Dixmont and towns in that vicinity. 

Tyler Porter, 6 brother of David and Benjamin, married Abigail 
Johnson, and settled in Sebago, where some of his descendants 
now live. 

Dr. Benjamin Porter, 6 son of Major William Porter* of Beverly, 
was born 1763; physician. Settled in Topsham, where he went 
into the lumbering business with Gov. King, having married 
Elizabeth L., the sister of the governor. lie was a Councilor 
and Senator from Lincoln county before the separation ; was one 
of the Commissioners to divide State property of Maine and 



Massachusetts in 1820. ITe removed to Camden in 1S29 and died 
there in 1847. His children were Rufus K. of Kingfield, Charles 
R. of Bath, and Benjamin, who was postmaster of Camden 1859. 

Joseph Porter,* son of Dr. Jonathan 4 and Hannah (Hayden of 
Braintee) Porter of Maiden, was born there 1764; went to Rob- 
binston in the employ of Gen. Robbins in 1786, from thence to 
Calais in 1788, where he opened the first store in the place; in 
1795 he moved across the river to Saint Stephens and married 
Betsey, daughter of Capt. N. Marks, by whom he had children — 
William, Elizabeth A., James, Hannah, Jonathan, John, George 
M., Mary, Eliza, Joanna B., Joseph X. and James. He was an 
industrious, honored and useful citizen; he died in 1822, leaving 
behind him descendants worthy of their ancestor. 

There are several other scattered families in the State who are 
descended from John 1 of Salem, but the above are those I think 
the most numerous. 


Descendants of Richard 1 of Weymouth. 

Nehemiah Porter* of Scituate, married Sarah Waters of Boston 
in 1752, and had children; Seward, 1753, Joseph, 1754, Nehe- 
miah, Jr., Sylvanus. Benjamin, Sarah, Lydia, and Molly, the most 
of whom settled in Maine. Seward 6 went from Scituate to Fal- 
mouth about 1776, and from thence to Freeport about 1781. He 
married Eleanor Merrill, daughter of Elias Merrill, who was for 
over twenty years treasurer and register of deeds of Cumberland 
County; their children were Joseph, born 1778, who married 
Deborah Nye, Samuel, 1779, who married Nancy Stover, Joshua, 
1780, married Mary A. Wood, Sarah, 1782, married Leonard 
Morse, 1803; Seward, Jr., 1784, married Betsey Tukey ; Mary, 
1786, who married Joel Hall of Portland, (whose daughters, Elea- 
nor married John Neal and Margaret married R. S. Boyd, Esq.); 
Elias, 1782, William, 1788, married Ann Field of Boston, he was 
l T . S. Consul at Tripoli and died there; Ebenez-r, 1790, John, 
1792, married Lois Gushing, Charles, 1794, married Mary Brown 
of New York, Jeremiah, 1796. and George, 1797. 

Seward, Sen. 6 died Dec. 14, 1800, and his widow Nov. 22, 1833. 
01 his sons, Seward, Jr. 7 is best known. He was a Representa- 
tive to the General Court, from Portland in 1813-11-15; was a 
merchant, and engaged in privateering largely in the war of 1812. 
An old lady living near me, assures me that her father worked on 
the Privateer Dash for Seward Porter, and that the vessel was 






built and launched in nineteen days ! The story seems incredible ; 
but of one thing we are sure, that the Privateer Dash went to sea 
with Seward Porter's brothers, Ebenezer, John and Jeremiah on 
board, and was never heard from after. One of these men was 
* captain. Seward Porter was also captain of the first steamboat 
which run on Maine waters. 

Nehemiah, Jr. 6 , brother of Seward, settled in North Yarmouth, 
and married Joanna, and had twelve children, among 1 whom were 
Sylvanus, 17S3, Lucy, 1787, married Timothy Chase of Paris and 
Portland; John, 1793, Charles, 1794, married Rachel Hamilton 
and settled in Paris ; Benjamin, 1796, who went to Paris in 1S24, 
and afterwards to Vermont; Joanna, 1793, who married William 
Stearns of Paris in 1 S IT ; John, 1793, who married Eunice LTicks 
and settled in Paris, and William Barbour, born 1807. 

Benjamin, 6 brother of Seward, 8 settled in Freeport; his wife was 
Hannah; children born there, were Mahald 1790, Rebecca 1792, 
Hannah 1794, Cyrene 1796, Patience 1798, Joseph 1799, Sarah 
Morse 1801, Mary 1803, Eleanor 1805, Eliza 1807, and Patience 
Sylvester 1809. The sisters Surah, Lydia and Molly — married — 
two of them and settled in the vicinity of North Yarmouth and 

Col. Ezekiel Porter, 6 was the son of Ebenezer* and Tabitha 
(Pratt) Porter, of \Ve3-mot1th, Mass., where he was born in 1762; 
his father dying soon after, his mother married again, Dea, Jona. 
Collins, of Hull. He was probably in the Revolutionary Army, 
and soon after peace was declared married, and about the year 
1785 removed to Hallowell, where he was taxed in 1786, and 
chosen captain of the militia in 1787. He was a merchant, and 
being unsuccessful he removed to Sandy River Plantation, now 
Farmington, about 1790, where he went into farming operations 
with a magnitude then unknown to a new country. He gave the 
town its name; was one of its first selectmen, and often after; 
was Representative to General Court in 1799 and 1805; was chosen 
captain of the militia and colonel of the regiment; he was a man 
well known to all the first settlers in the County of Kennebec. 
He died about the year 1816; his widow, Betsey, administering 
upon the estate. His children were Sukey, born in Groton (?) 1785, 
Alexander 1787, Thirzee 1789, Ezekiel, Jr. 1791, Jeremy 1792, 
Polly 1794, Serriah 1797, Ebenezer 1800, Asahel 1802. nis 
descendants are well known citizens of Franklin County, and 
other counties in the State. 








Capt. Isaac Porter, 6 son of Nicholas 5 and Sarah ( Decrow) Porter 
of Marsh field, was born about 1762, and married Sarah B. Hall of 
Scituate, 1785; he removed to Alt. Vernon in 1805 with his wife 
and eight children, all of whom were born in Marshfield, viz: 
Isaac 1786, Amasa 1790, of Mt. Vernon, the only one now living; 
Clarissa 1788, who married John Currier; Harvey 1702, Calvin 
1794, Betsey 1798, married Frederick Pishon ; Nathan 1801, and 
Sarah 1803, who married Joseph Gill. Capt. Isaac died in 1830. 
Col. Joseph Porter 6 son of Lebbeus and May ( Brastow ), was 
born in Wrenthan, Mass., 1800; he married Mary Stetson of 
Braintree, in 1823, and soon after settled in Milton, Mass. ; he 
was Captain of Dorchester Rifle Company, Colonel of the Regi- 
ment, &c. In he moved to Brewer, Maine, thence in 1841 

to Lowell, and afterwards to Burlington, where he now resides; 
he was Colonel commanding the volunteer troops in the Aroostook 
war, has been several years County Commissioner and Repre- 
sentative to the Legislature, &c, &c. His children, Joseph W., 
b. 1824, John B. 1826, May S. 1827, Susan F. 1829, Thomas W. 
1832, Caroline E. 1834, and Annah S- 1836. 

Oliver Porter, 6 son of Rev. Huntington 5 and Sarah ( Moulton ) 
Porter, of John, 4 of Samuel, 3 of John, 2 of Richard, 1 was born in 
1802; is a merchant ; removed from Lynn, Mass., to Waterford, 
where he is now postmaster ; has been three times married. 

Miscellaneous Families. 

Samuel Porter, 7 born in Windsor, Conn., 1780, a descendant 
of John 1 of Windsor went to Bristol in this State about 1805, 
married there and had a family of children, and afterward removed 
to Philadelphia, and thence to Rochester, N. Y., where one of his 
6ons, the Hon. S. W. Porter, now resides. 

The grandfather of Deacon Robert Porter of Searsport, came 
there many years ago from Miramachi, N. S. ; had a family of 
twelve children. He was of English descent. 

The writer is indebted to the histories of Farmington, Camden 
and Calais, for some facts above, to which he has added largely 
by original research. 





Boston, 15th Feb y , 1759. 
Sir: — In due time I received your Favor of the 29th, Nov r . I 
ana very much obliged to you for yo r readjmess to serve the Scots, 
& receiving those I recommended into the Province Service. I 
am satisfied that you'll doit, as soon as you conveniently can. 
You were very generous as well as kind in yo r oiler to the Block 
house People in promoting their endeavours to gett Lime burned, 
a Quantity will soon be wanted, & I wish that they or some others 
would soon go about it I am sorry that Mclntyer has behaved 
so badly, the Indulgence he might expect in your countenancing 
such extraordinary proceedings (which must be attended with 
great Neglect of Dut}*) were I think very unreasonable, and might 
have been attended with ill Consequences had you not put an early 
stop thereto; how Mclntyer and, or Hendley stand with me I am 
at a Loss to determine without the Trouble of exammining my 
Books, which time will not now admit of, he lias not been pressed 
for Pay, so that he was not in that Kespect under Necessity of 
making the Attempt he has had recourse to. 

I shall be very glad to hear that the Blockhouse People will take 
into their own hands the Lime Business, it would be of consider- 
able Benefit to them & their Familys. I observe John Carswell 
says he has cut no Timber of mine, if so, I am misinformed ; as 
to any allowance for his Labor, what he did at the Long house for 
the Scots settlers, my 6on Frank tells me he has full credit for in 
an Account he adjusted, when Carswell gave his Note for the 
Ballance, being 5-5 Lawful money, as may be seen by the Estimate 
I sent you when that adjustment was made, had he any other 
reasonable Pretences he would doubtless have made them ; My 
6on also tells me that if he did any work for the Block house it 
was not my Debt. I receive no rent of the Tennants, and this 
is the first demand of the sort, which I shall by no means allow — 
he very much triffles in the affair, and I can by no means submit 
to any Imposition from him — as to the £38, 9, 7, I shall accept it 








only in part, being £3, 16, 11 J Sterling, which you'll please to 
endorse on his Note, as to the rem T in case he is not Sattisfied 
from what I have said in the foregoing- it may rest till I see him, 
which its probable may not be long first. As to the Sum you 
mention to be received ( unless Garswell refuses to take the 
receipt as I have proposed in part ) you may at your Leisure send 
the same to Thomas Flucker, Esq., at Boston, or pay it to dipt. 
Sanders — I must begg your Excuse for the Trouble I have given 
you in tins affair, and with my best wishes assure you I am sir. 

y r obliged humb serv*, S a Waldo. 

P. S. I had overlooked your Favor of the 1st Dec 1 " by which 
you advise the dismissing some of yn r Men & receiving three of 
the Scots in their stead, and that there is a probability that others 
mav be also admitted into the Fort. S. W. 

22u Feby. I have engaged to the Governor for a Service you 
may easily guess at one hundred hogsheads of Lime ; I know not 
who will carry on the Lime Works this year, so that I am at a 
Loss to whom else than yourself to direct to, and must accord- 
ingly desire that you'll in my behalf engage that Quantity out of 
the first that is or can be burnt, it should be ready bv the 14th of 
April at furtherest, and lye till a sloop call for it which you may 
depend will in due time be taken care about — I shall sett out in 8 
or 4 days for Casco and probably may write you further rron\ 
thence, if opportunity oilers I shall be glad to know when the 
Lime will be ready, and whether I may depend should I have 
occasion on a further Quantity. y rs S. Waldo. 

The original of the foregoing letter, in Gen. Waldo's hand 
writing, was found with the late Judge North's papers. lie was 
administrator on his father's, Capt. John North's, estate. 

The letter is without superscription, but there can be ho doubt 
that it was addressed to Capt. John North who, at its date, was in 
command at the Fort at St. George's river. Gov. Pownal wrote 
Capt. North at the Fort, under date of April 14th, 1758, to go up 
the Penobscot river as far as the falls, " making a good survey 
thereof as the nature of the thing will admit, together with the 
soundings, aud observe what streams fall into it, and how the 
land lyes upon the banks, what narrows there are thereon," etc. 
This was doubtless with a view to the erection of Fort Pownal, on 
that river, in the following year. The lime may have been, in 


part, for the erection of that Fort ; but the quantity is so large 
that some enterprise of greater magnitude was probably in con- 
templation. Waldo's remark to North that it was " for a service 
you may easily guess at" would lead to the surmise that it was 
for some work Dot far from St. George's, perhaps to the eastward, 
to hold the country against the French, and which was finally 
abandoued, having become unnecessary from the weakness of 
French power on the coast at that time, and the ending of French 
dominion by the fall of Quebec a few months after. Waldo is said 
to have been the first to commence the manufacture of lime at St. 
George's, now Thomaston, probably soon after the settlement in 
1736. In 1740, when Capt. John Storer rebuilt Fort Richmond, 
lime for the purpose was procured in hogsheads at Pemaquid, 
which probably came from St. George's. It was carried by Capt. 
Saunders who was in a government vessel which conveyed sup- 
plies to the Forts. The Scots, mentioned by Gen. Waldo, were 
probably settlers whom he had induced to come over on his visit 
to their country in 1752, and Thomas Flucker was a merchant of 
Boston who married a daughter of Gen. Waldo; she became the 
mother of Gen. Knox's wife. J. W. N. 

Extract from the Minutes of the Council for New England.* 

"Warwick House, London, Dec. 2, 1631. 

" Also patents granted to Sir Ferd. Gorges, son and heir of 
John Gorges of London, Walter Norton, Lieut. Col., Thomas 
Coppyn, Samuel Maverick, Thomas Graves, Ralph Glover, Wil. 
Jeffreys, John Busley, Joel Woolsey, all of New Engfand, Robert 
Norton, Richard Norton, George Norton, of Shaepenho Co., Bed- 
ford, and Robert Rainsford, of London — who have undertaken to 
build a town in New England — of 100 acres of land for every per- 
son transported by them within seven years, who remains three 
3'ears. With an additional grant of 12,000 acres to themselves 
on the east side of the river Aquamentiquos, and of 12,000 acres 
to Ferd. Gorges on the opposite side of the river. ; 


" Minutes of the Council for New England. 

Warwick House, London. March 2, 1632. 

Two patents to Sir Ferd. Gorges, Lieut. Col. Walter Norton, 
and their associates, of the same tenure and date as the patent of 
2d Doc. 1631, are sealed, with the names of Seth Bull, Dixie Bull, 
Mathew Bradley, and John Bull, instead of Thomas Coppyn, Joel 
Woolsey, George Norton and Robert Rainsford." 

* see Calendar of £tjgli?b State Papers, Colonial Serie3, 1571-1660, pp. 137, 141. 





John Shannon Say ward was born at Newburyport, Mass., 
December 11, 1805; died at Boxford, eleven miles distant from 
the place of his birth, August 30, 1875, aged 69 years, 9 months 
and 12 days. He was the second son, and third child of Henry 
Say ward of Newburyport, who married Mary Nelson of the same 
place in 1798. She died in 1826, and her husband survived her 
two years. His grandfather on the paternal side came from 
England* a few years previous to the American Revolution, and 
soon after married Rachel Damon, wbro came from Maryland, and 
settled in Newburyport. They had two children, Samuel who 
died at the age of twenty-two, in the West Indies, and Henry the 
father of John S. Their father was lost at sea in 1774, but Rachel 
his wife lived to a good old age, beloved by all who knew her. 
The name Sayward was originally spelled Saward. 

John S. Sayward married for his first wife, Margaret Allen, in 
Bangor, July 22, 1828. She was born in Boston, Mass., January 
23, 1805, and died in Bangor, December 12, 1833. Of this 
marriage there was one child, John Henry Sayward, who was 
born May 11, 1829, dying without issue in Lowell, Mass., October 
15, 1868, aged thirty-nine years. His second wife, who survives 
him, was Elizabeth Iiuse Clark of Tewksbury, Middlesex County, 
Mass., whom he married September 22, 1835. She was a daughter 
of Deacon Oliver Clark, and born in Tewksbury, April 10, 1810, 
being the second of nine children. Of this marriage there were 
eight children, only two of whom are living, six having died in 
their childhood. 

Their daughter Mary Coggin Sayward married Capt. Edward C. 
Pierce, oldest son of J. D. Pierce of Augusta, Me., December 31, 
1867. They live in Springfield, Mass. The other daughter, 
Abbie Clark Savward, married Frederic W. Galbraith, only son 

* There were Sayv-ards in New England much earlier than the date here indicated. 
Families of this name resided in York a hundred years before the American Revolution, 
and on the records the name is spelled Saward and Sawyard. A careful investigation 
might show that John S. Sayward was a descendant of the York family. 


of Capt. B. H. Gilbreth,* U. S. A., April 16, 1867. Each of the 
daughters has three children. 

Mr. Say ward, following in the footsteps of many young men, 
came East rather than going West, and settled in Bangor, Me., in 
1320. There he learned a trade, but soon devoted himself to 
journalism, which he made his life work. He commenced on the 
paper called the Mechanic and Farmer, published in Bangor, as 
editor. lie was connected with the Bangor Whig for twenty 
years as editor and publisher. 

Becoming somewhat ill from overwork, he gave up business for 
a time, but subsequently became one of the proprietors of the 
Kennebec Journal published at Augusta, removing there in 1856. 
He remained in Augusta, until 1869, when he retired from busi- 
ness and removed to Boxford, Mass. There in his declining years 
he devoted himself to agricultural aud horticultural pursuits, 
which were always delightful to him. And there it was, in the 
happy companionship of a dearly beloved wife, with his children 
aod grandchildren often with him, loved and honored by them, he 
passed from earth to heaven, leaving them the rich legacy of a 
good name and a well spent life. 

The Rev. Mark Trafton of Massachusetts, in a notice of Mr. 
Sayward, thus speaks of him : " At what age he went to Bangor 
I do not know ; but I first knew him in 1825, an apprentice to the 
saddle and harness business with General Williams, whose shop 
stood on the bank of the Kenduskeag, a little below the old 
bridge. lie served out his time at the bench, and then turned 
his attention to literature, finding no doubt his true vocation. 
His opportunities for acquiring an education were of course 
limited, as in those days an apprentice was given one month's 
schooling in a 3~ear ; and I very well remember Mr. Sayward both 
in shop and the school-room. His appearance was striking; 
tall and well-proportioned, with large lustrous black eyes, a high 
built forehead, and coal black hair — he was a handsome man. He 
was a manly man, never indulging in vulgarit} T , or low jokes, nor 
mingling in low society, he always maintained the dignity of true 
manhood, lie was thoughtful, studious, and a lover of books. 
A really self-made man was John S. Sayward, and when he had 
closed his apprenticeship, he found it an easy task to substitute 
the pen for the awl, and his transition from the stitching stool to 
the editorial chair was easily done.' , 

♦The name of the emigrant was G;-.Ibraith, but it has become Americanized as Gil- 
breth. It will be noticed that the son adopts the old orthography. 



The following is a list of householders in Marblehead, Mass., to 
whom privileges of commonage were granted and conferred by the 
General Court, October 7, 1674, and approved at a General Town- 
meeting March '27, 1675. This list, which embraces ancestors of 
many Maine families, was kindly furnished us by Charles II. 
Litchman, Esq., of Marblehead. 

John Devereux, James Smith, John Waldon, John Gatchell, 
William Woods- Thomas Rose, David Thomas, John Legg, 
William Nick, Erasmus James, Thomas Bowen, John Stacy, 
senior; John Codnar, John Northey, Nicolas Mariott(?), Thomas 
Pitman, Elias ITenly, Roger or Lott Conant, Christopher Latta- 
\ more, ffraneis Johnson, Samuell Chiver, Moses Mavericke, Air. 
Walton, llenery Stacy, William Chichester Sam Carwitby, Thomas 
Smith, Richard Norman, David Carwithy, John Peach, junior ; 
James Dennis, William Bartoll, John Peach, senior; Widow Bar- 
toll, Joseph Dallabar, Robert Knight, Widow Bennett, Mark 
Pitman, Samuel Ward, Ambrose Gale, Richard Knott, Samuel 
Cundy, Mathew Clarke, Thomas Canly, William Waters, John 
Roads, Henry Irevett, William Beal, Stem Griggs, Thomas Dixie, 
Benjamin Parmeter, Edward Read, Samuell Morgan, Wm. Browne, 
Captaine Coowing, Thaddeus Reddaw, William Bartholomew, 
William Pitt, John Lcgg, junior; Richard Read, John Brimble- 
come, Richard Ilanucford, Henery Russell, Thomas Sowden, 
Thomas Irevy, Dinson Stilson, Richard Rith, Samuel Reed, 
• Thomas Tainor, Edward Roman, Thomas Ellis, Edward Dammon, 
Nicolas fibx, Thomas Pousland, Thomas White, Thomas Dod, 
Robert Ilouper, John Ilouper, John Pedericke, senior; Ellias 
fiortuiie, John Martin, ffrancis Godlar, John Tribby, George 
Pickn, Roger Russell, Andrew Tucker, Robert Barik-tt, Samuel 
Sanding, Richard Crocker, George Bondrkld, William Pow, John 
Harris, Georg Godfrey, Samuell Gatchell, Jeremiah Gatchell, 
John Iloyle, Alexander Gilligan, John Williams, to his house ; 
Samuel Nicolson, John Bartlett, William Poat, Georg Dariifig, 
Josiah Codnar, John Roads, junior ; James Watts, William Light- 
foott, Phillip Harding, Widow Boatson, Robert Johnson, Samuell 
Walton, Jonathan Gatchell, William Brown, John Mariott(?), 
Widow Stacie. 




Mr. George Y. Edes, whose death occurred in Foxcroft, Novem- 
ber 26, 1875, at the age of eighty years, belonged to a family of 
noted printers. His grandfather. Benjamin Edes, was born in 
Charlestown, Mass., in 1723, and began the printing business in 
Boston with John Gill in 1755, by issuing the "Boston Gazette 
Country Journal, " the third newspaper published in Boston. He 
was a man of untiring industry and perseverance, and acquired a 
considerable fortune, which was all sacrificed to the cause of his 
country, living as he did in those stirring times which immediately 
preceded the outbreak of the Revolution, and taking a prominent 
part in advocating the American cause. This partnership con- 
tinued for twenty years. Edes & Gill were the printers to the 
Provincial Congress and General Court, the proceedings of which 
were published in full in the Gazelle, and should not fail to be 
studied by every one who seeks for an acquaintance with the 
political and civil history of the country. In the spriug of 1775, 
the town of Boston, being in possession of the British troops, Mr. 
Edes moved an old press and one or two imperfect fonts of type to 
Watertown, where he continued to print the Gazelle until the 
evacuation of the town by the British when he returned ; printing 
the Gazelle until Sept. 17, 1798 — the close of its 43d volume. He 
died in extreme poverty in 1803 at the age of eighty years.* He 
had two sons, Benjamin, Jr., and Peter, who were connected with 

♦Ffota the Boston Gazette of Deo. 17, 1S03: "Benjamin Edes, printer, was on 
Thursday last consigned to the hou»c appointed for all the living. He was upwards of 
seventy years old; be was a patriot a3 well as a printer; for he served his day and gen- 
eration well. His remains were trua-ted at his funeral with all that respect which his 
actions entitled him, while he lived. Did James Otis, Josiah Quincy, Samuel Adams, 
and other worthies, foam with eloquence, make the very wall sweat, and the roof of 
Faneuil Hall thunder with the triumphs of democracy? EJes' Press caught the echo, 
groaned responrive to the sighs of Freedom, and wafted a congenial soul to the ex- 
tremities of the Continent. But he is gone. Blessed are the dead : they cease from 
their labors, and their works follow them. Thousands have taken advantage of the 
.breeze which he raised, and have glided with steady keel into the harbor of affluence 
and renown. When the flame (which has since, spread over the American Continent 
and melted the Colonies into one independent respectable nation) was yet a spark; a 








him in the printing business. Peter was born in 1T56, and although 
too young to enter the service of his country, was yet old enough 
to have his heart filled with patriotic ardor. Tie was taken pris- 
oner by the British after the battle of Bunker Hill, and with thirty 
others was confined for a period of one hundred and seven days. 
He pursued the business of a printer, and was engaged in the 
publishing of books and newspapers in Boston and Haverhill, 
Mass., Newport, R. L, Baltimore, Md., and in Atigusta, Hallow- 
ell and Bangor, in this State. He came to Fort Western, in 
Augusta, (then Hallowell) in 1795, and printed the first number 
of the Kennebec Intelligencer in that year. His paper was con- 
tinued uuder different names, as the Kennebec Gazette and Herald 
of Liberty, until 1815, when he removed to Bangor, where he pub- 
lished a paper for two years — the same being now the .Whig and 
Courier published by Boutelle & Burr. Pie died in Bangor 
March 29, 1840, at the age of eighty-three years, and was at the 
time of his death regarded as " the oldest printer in the United 

George Valentine Edes was the son of Benjamin, Jr., and was 
born in Boston Feb. 14, 1T96. He must have acquired some 
knowledge of the printing business in Boston, (although it is 
stated, and the statement is believed to have come from himself, 
that he learned his trade chiefly of his uncle Peter in Augusta,) as 
he appears at Bangor as early as 1815, when he was but nineteen 
years of age, as the publisher of the Bangor Weekly Register, the 
publication of which was commenced Nov. 25th of that year. Mr. 
Edes' published the Register about two year3, when it was sold to 
James Burton, Jr. In 1S20 and 1821 he was in the office of Mr. 
Joseph Griffin of Brunswick, being the first journeyman employed 

latent obscure, smothered spark; it was in the patriot EJes' power to ha»e been headed 
op in gold, enshrined in diamonds and consigned to ignominy and wealth. But he was 
firm, con?i-teDt and honest; and preferred honorable poverty, to all the blushing honors 
which blossom on the miro of corruption. He taught Americans, with one hand and 
one heart to frown on their foe?, where'er they met them; and scorn their mercy while 
they felt their power. A few men, (and very few men) of Mr. Edes* age and integrity, 
yet survive among their fellow-being*, the walking monuments of the principles of 
seventy-five. While they yet live; while the low, glimmering, dying taper yet quivers 
into darkness; let them be respected. Let tho3e of the present mo selfish generation 
do a3 well; and better if they can." In copying the above, the Bangor Courier of Nov. 
15th, 18J7, referring to Peter Ede3, who was then living in Bangor at the age of eighty 
yea's, three years before his death, says: " The character of the son is the exact reflec- 
tion of that of the father." Aod bow marktd were tho same qualities of integrity, 
benevolence and adherence to principle, in the character of him who haa just decea§ed! 


by him, of whom he says:* "He was one of God's honest, 
patient men." In company with Thomas J. Copeland, under the 
firm name of Edes & Copeland, Mr. Edes published the first paper 
printed in Somerset county ; the Somerset Journal, first issued 
May 15, 1S23. This partnership was dissolved in little more than 
a year from the time it was formed, and Mr. Edes continued to 
publish the paper alone till 1836, at which date he relinquished 
the printing' business for a few years and engaged in trade. Mr. 
Edes married Susan Witherell at Norridgewock, Oct. 13th, 1825, 
by whom he had eight children, four of whom reside in the State 
of Wisconsin, and two of whom have deceased. In 1839, Mr. 
Edes removed to Foxcroft, in Piscataquis county, and established 
the first press ever set up in that county, publishing the Piscata- 
quis Herald. Some years after, the name was changed to the 
Piscataquis Observer, and he continued to reside in this town and 
to publish and edit the same paper to the end of life — the late firm 
having been Geo. Y. Edes, Barrows & Co. Originally started as 
a neutral paper, the Observer espoused the Whig cause, and at 
the break up of this old party, the paper became the advocate of 
Republican principles. It was in this paper that Gen. Harrison 
was first publicly mentioned as a candidate for the Presidency in 

Mr. Edes was a very quiet, modest man, always industrious at 
home, seldom leaving the town he had made his home for nearly 
forty years, on any business whatever, and had never rode in the 
cars in his life. Until within a few weeks of his death he worked 
at the case continually, being able to set the smallest type with- 
out the aid of glasses — and always setting his editorials, as do 
most of the old style compositor-editors, directly from the case; 
his last editorial being on the death of Vice President Wilson. 
He was the oldest editor in continuous service in the State. 

On the 13th of October, 1875, Mr. Edes and his wife celebrated 
the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage by a public reception at 
Mayo's Hall, Foxcroft — many friends and brother editors gathering 
to do honor to the worthy couple. A large number of letters were 
read from members of the press who could not be present, among 
them His Excellency Governor Dingley, Stanley T. Pullen, Charles 
A. Boutelle, Edward H. Elwell, Hon. Hannibal Hamlin, Thomas 
J. Copeland, ( his early partner, now residing in Calais ) D. P. 

*Hi-tory of the Maine Presc, 1S72; p. 80. 



Livermore, and others of the craft; a poem by Miss Anna Boynton 
was read, and speeches made by several gentlemen. A gold 
headed cane and other presents were given to Mr. Edes by the 
citizens of the town, lion. A. G. Lebroke thanking them in his 
behalf in an appropriate speech, in which he said: "Our vener- 
able friend whose experience in the printing business has been 
more than half a century — more than half of the time that has 
elapsed since the Declaration of Independence, having seen all 
that he has seen, and having known all that he has known, it is 
not strange that the emotions caused by the clustering memories 
of the past, should constrain him to refrain from replying himself. 
I have to say at the request of our venerable friend, who feels 
your kindness with the greatest sensibility, that he and his family 
heartily thank you, the donors, for your gifts; they also thank 
the great community which is represented here in the place where 
he has lived for nearly forty years. He feels it to be a source of 
congratulation that he has lived so long and still has the good will 
of men, and not that he is aware of an enemy upon the earth. He 
has learned to love other men, and is loved by them, lie has not 
had a great return of that precious metal of which Mr. Robinson has 
Bpoken, (gold) but his return is in the loving recollection of mankind. 
This is to him of special value, and will be a pleasant episode and 
a bright oasis in his life ; be feels grateful for the kind expressions 
of old associates in the profession, and hopes that there are many 
in youth to-day by whom his memory will be cherished as one 
who has been animated by an honest endeavor to do right." 

This extract from the speech of Mr. Lebroke shows the high 
estimation in which Mr. Edes was held by the people of his town ; 
and in connection with it is presented the following, written by 
Mr. Edes, and read by Mr. R. 0. Robbins of the Dexter Gazette. 

" Perhaps you will expect to hear something from the Old Printer on this occasion. 
I have never been in the habit of extemporizing, and take this method of expressing 
myself. It is now fifty years this day since we were united in marriage at Xorridge- 
wock, by the Key. Josiah Peet, then pastor of the Congregational church. There were 
at our wedding something like twenty-five couples, amung them a venerable lady eighty 
years of age, an aunt of my wife. We have had eight children, two of whom are 
deceased.. Four of cur children reside in the State cf Wisconsin, who are unable to be 
present ( except one) on this occasion. To look back fifty years which have passed 
away, they may seem long to some, but to us, indeed, they are short. Through the 
vi:is ? ittd>;3 of life we- have thus far been blessed.- Having arrived at the 3go of nearly 
fourscore years, I am weak and infirm, and withal very deaf, which readers ifc very 
unpleasant to me to enjoy, as I should wish, the pleasure of your visit this eveniog. 
lor your courtesies extended to us, we beg leave to return our sincere thanks. To the 


committee who took the responsibility to snperintend the affairs on this occasion, and 
to the ladies in particular, we return our sincere thanks, and also to the band who 30 
generously volunteered their services. And may He who governs the destinies of man, 
watch over and protect all of us, during the days, months or years that we may be 
permitted to live on this earth, and prepare us for that Kingdom where Peace and 
Righteousness dwell." 

♦ » #■ 


The writer of the article on William Allen published in the 
Genealogist and Biographer, vol. 1, page 9, has received a letter 
from Hon. Joseph W. Porter of Burlington, making some cor- 
rections, and giving some additional facts concerning the family, 
an extract from which is published below : 

"Samuel Allen of Braintree, was a freeman in 1635. His first 
wife, Anne, died Sept. 29, 1641 ; and his second wife was Marga- 
ret Lamb, widow of Edward Lamb. The children of Samuel 
and Anne Allen were, 1 : Samuel jr., born 1632, married Sarah 
Partridge of Duxbury, ( daughter of the minister ) 1658, and re- 
moved to Bridgewater. 2 : Mary, born -, married Nathaniel 

Greenwood 1656. 3: Sarah, born in 1639, married Lieut. Josiah 
Standish of East Bridgewater, son of Miles Standish the Pilgrim. 
4: James, of which I have no account, except that he was living 
at the date of his father's will in 1669. 5 : Abigail, married John 
Cary'of Bridgewater, who removed to Taunton, and was Register 
- of Deeds. 6: Joseph, born in Braintree, May 15, 1650; first 

wife, Ruth Leeds, 16T0; second wife, Rebecca , who died 

1102 ; third wife, widow Lydia Ilolbrook, who died 1745. Deacon 
Joseph died March 20, 1727. He lived in East Braintree, ( near 
the present depot) where his descendant Abijah Allen, Selectman 
of Braintree, now lives. He was a prominent man in his day ; 
was Town Treasurer in 1707, Selectman in 1707, 1714, 1715,. aud 
Representative to the General Court in 1715. Samuel Allen, Sr., 
was in Braintree in 1640, for he then had a grant of land of twenty- 
eight acres for seven persons. He bought John Webb's house 
and lands April 19, 10 48. He lived in Braintree, (as his 
descendants do unto this day ) and died there in June or August, 
1G69. I think he was never in Sandwich. His will, dated August 


2, 1669, proved September 16, 1669, is recorded in Suffolk Regis- 
try, vol. 6, p. 27. It mentions wife Margaret, sons Samuel and 
James, son in law Nathaniel Greenwood, daughter Abigail, and 
son Joseph, then not married. His wife and son Joseph were 
named executors. His inventory was £228, 12s, 9d, including 
house, lands and orchard, valued at £150. I think James went 
to Sandwich, and Samuel to Bridgewater; but Deacon Joseph 
and his descendants lived in Braintree on the old homestead. 
Thus you will see that the brother in law whom you called 
Slurgess in your sketch, ( see page 9 ) was Standish, as above." 


We desire to make Notes and Queries an important feature of 
our Journal. Any person having a question to propound respect- 
ing genealogy or family history, can write it out, briefly and 
concisely, and forward it to us by mail and it shall appear in our 
next number. Answers and other historical notes should be 
written and forwarded in the same manner. By such means those 
interested in our special work, will be brought into closer relation- 
ship with each other, and can mutually aid each other. 

Several articles are in course of preparation for the Genealogist 
and Biographer, some of which we hoped to be able to present in 
this number, but are obliged to defer them to the next. Hon. J. 
W. North is preparing a sketch of the late Gen. Henry Sewall, 
with extracts from his diary kept after he moved to Augusta. 
Prot. C. E. Hamlin of Cambridge, will probably furnish a historical 
and biographical sketch of Dr. Obadiah Williams, formerly Surgeon 
Stark's Regiment at the battle of Bunker Hill, and whose descen- 
dants reside in Waterville. We also expect an article from 
Charles W. Tuttle, Esq., the well-known historical writer of 

Kittery Records. We commence in this number the publi- 
cation of the records of the ancient town of Kittery. We have 
carefully copied the entire first volume, which embraces intentions 
of marriage, marriages and births, up to about the year 1740. 
We shall print an installment in each succeeding number until 
they are completed. 



Hoemaic. In Hotten's original lists it states that "William Koeraan, aged 40, husband- 
man ; his wife >Yinifrid, aged 35 ; Alice Ashby, maid servant, aged 20 ; cb^dren, 
Hanna, aged 8 ; Jeremy, aged 6 ; Mary, aged 4 ; Sarra, aged 2, and Abraham, aged 
1 quarter, sailed from London in the Defence, Capt. Pearce, bound for New England, &o. 
Can any one inform us where he settled, and •whether Edward Horaan who was at 
Marblehead in 1677, was his son, born after the family came to this country? 

Bryant. John Bryant of Plymouth, married Abigail Bryant ( probably daughter of 
Stephen of Duxbury ) in J 665. There is a note in the town records of Pljmpton saying 
that he was the son of John Bryant of Scituate, who married Mary, daughter of George 
Lewis ; but Deane make3 Lieut. John Bryant, jr., a resident of Scituate. John of 
Plymouth had a son Samuel born in 1673, but Deane makes Samuel the son of Lieut. 
John, jr , born in 1779. There is other evidence going to show that John of Plymouth 
was not the son of John the house carpenter of Scituate, and if not, whose son was he? 

Mutations of Surnames. A correspondent favors u? with the following additions to 
the list published on page 15 of the Genealogist and Biographer : 

" I send you one or two additions to your list of surnames in which changes have 
been made during the past century or two, taken fmni Harris's Watertown Epitaphs — a 
rare little volume giving all the inscriptions ( with brief genealogies ) from the ancient 
burying ground in Watertown, Mass., the earliest of which bears date 1674 : 

Gearftdd. Capt. BeDj'amin Gearfeild was born in 1C 43, and the name is now written 

Goodanow, now written '* Goodenow" and " Goodenough." 

Johnstone Tablet. Rev. G. T. Rid^n of Harrison, has published on a large sheet, 
embellished with a photograph of the Coat of Arms — the genealogy of the foreign 
families bearing the name? of Johnstone, Johnston and Johnson — embracing succes- 
sively the Westerball and Hilltown branches, Scotland; the Hackness Hall and Warriston 
branches, England ; and the Smithtown and Bath branches, Ireland ; — the records 
being taken chiefly from Burke's Commoner?. It is to be regretted it was not pub- 
lished in pamphlet form, and made to include the American lineage— it would then 
have been of far greater value to those bearing the names in this country. Copies will 
be sent by the compiler on receipt of 50 cents. 

Kilgore Family. A little sheet containing the family register of John KiJgore has 
been lately printed. He was the son of John, son of Joseph who emigrated from Scot- 
land, and was at Kittery in 1720 — and was born April 14, 1766. He had thirteen chil- 
dren, the eldest, Urban, born May 30, 1790, and tne youngest, Julia Ann, born July 
24, 1815. It will serve a useful purpose. 

Hill Family". A correspondent desires through the Genealogist and Biographer, 
the family record of Gen. James Hill of Newmarket, N. H., whose will was proved 
September 23, 1811, at Exeter, Rockingham County; or any information concerning 
him, his ancestors and descendants. Some of the latter settled in Somerset county in 
this State, a3 early a3 1S12 or 1816. What part did Gen. Hiil take in the Revolutionary 
War, if any ; and what civil offices did he hold? 

Maine Historical Societt. This Society will issue about the first of January a new 
volume of its collections, being vol. VII of the first series, the sixth of which was pub- 





lished in 1S59. Since that time it hag published nothing except the first volume of th« 
"Documentary History of the State," by Kohl, in 1869 — and we are glad to know th« 
committee have decided to issue a new volume from the rich material in its archives. 
It will consist of historical and biographical papers that have heretofore been presented 
at its meetings, and will form a volume of about 600 pages from the press of E. Upton 
& Son, Bath. The publishing committee are Prof. A. S. Packard, Brunswick ; and 
Rev. S. F. Dyke, Bath. 

The Society has also succeeded in obtaining from Europe, the Trelawney Papers, 
which contain much valuable information bearing upon the early settlement of Falmouth 
not heretofore published. The papers are to be edited by J. AYingate Thornton of Bos- 
ton, and published under his direction. lie will Be assisted by Gen John Marshall 
Brown of Portland. 

Genealogies in Preparation. Hon. Harris M. Plaisted of Bangor, Representative 
to Congress from the Second District, is engaged in collecting material for a genealogy 
of the Plaisteds of New England, of which Roger Plaisted was the founder. He early 
resided in that portion of Kittery now known as South Berwick, and was a man of con- 
siderable distinction in the colonial and provincial period. 

J. L. Douglas o: Bath, is at work on the Douglas genealogy — the descendants of John 
who came to Boston about 1719, where he married Eunice Ratteleaf or Ratliffe. A 
portion of this genealogy wa3 published io the New England Historical and Genealogical 
Register for January, 1S74. The compiler desires information fro u all bearing the 
name, and also from those whose mother's maiden name was Douglas. 

Rev. John Adams Vinton, that accomplished genealogist and antiquary, has in the 
press of Thurston & Co., Portland, a Memorial of the Richardson Family, which will 
form a volume of 600 pages, 8 vo., illustrated with seven portraits ou steel. The 
memorial has been compiled with infinite labor and care ; a commendation which will 
apply to all the work performed by this well-known laborer in the field of genealogical 
and historic research. It will be ready in March ; price SI. 00. . 

Capt. A. W. Corliss of the 8th U. S. Infintry, has ready for publication, a genealogy 
of the descendants of George Corliss of Haverhill, Mass., who was born in 1617. Capt. 
Corliss, who is a native of North Yarmouth, is entitled to much credit for his perse- 
verance in collecting and arranging over three thousand names of the descendants of hii 
first American ancestor. Many of these are in Maine. We acknowledge the receipt of 
a copy of bis manuscript to be filed in the archives of the Maine Genealogical and 
Biographical Society. 



Foster. Died in Ilaiiover, Sept. 10, Reuben Bartlett Foster, 
aged 81 years. lie was born in Newry, and there spent his early 
manhood. He married Sarah daughter of Stephen and Dorcas 
( Barbour ) Bartlett of Bethel, and settled on an interval farm on 
the north side of the Androscoggin river in that part of Bethel 
which was subsequently incorporated as Hanover. He was in- 
dustrious, prudent and thrifty, and a model farmer. He served 
one or more terms in the Maine Legislature. Of his eight chil- 
dren, only three survive. He was the son of Asa and Anne 
( Bartlett ) Foster of Newry, grandson of Abner and Lydia ( Nel- 
son ) Foster, who came from Rowley, Mass., to Newry, and a 
lineal descendant of Reginald Foster, who emigrated from England 
and settled in Ipswich, Mass., about the year 1635. 

Snell. John Elliot Snell was born in West Bridgewater, March 
11, 1785, and died in East Winthrop, Dec 5, 1875. He came with 
his father to Winthrop in March, 1802, and lived on the same farm 
73 years. He married in 1808 Anna Follet, who bore him five sons 
and eight daughters, and eight of the children are now living. 
Mr. Snell was son of Deacon Elijah Snell who was born in 1734, 
and of Susannah Howard his wife, grandson of Josiah Snell who 
was born in 1701, and of Abigail Fobes his wife, great grandson 
of Josiah Snell born 1674, and of Anna Alden his wife, and great 
great grandson of Thomas Snell who came from England to West 
Bridgewater in 16G5, and married Martha daughter of Arthur 




The Librarian of the Maine Genealogical and Biographical 
Society acknowledges the receipt of the following donatious to 
the Society's library : 

The Upton Memorial, being a genealogy of the Upton Family; 
presented by Elijah Upton, Esq., of the Bath Times. 

Memorial of John Slafter, with a genealogical account of his 
descendants, by Rev. Edmund F. Slafter of Boston ; preseuted by 
the author. 

The History of Gloucester, Cape Ann, by Hon. John J. Babson ; 
presented by the author. 

The New England Historical and Genealogical Register for 
1875, presented by John Ward Dean, Esq. 

Works on Genealogy forwarded to us, will be gratefully re- 
ceived and duly acknowledged. 


"*tttttiltfit$f nnh 



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Angnsta, Me., March, 1S76. 
Vol. I No. 3. 




Mr. Hol den was born in. Portland, June 21, 1804; his father,. 
William Ilolden, having removed to that city from Boston the year 

Mr. Ilolden had the ordinary advantages of the town schools, 
under master Nicholas Loring. Beyond this his education was 
entirely self-acquired. In February, 1819, at the age of fourteen 
years and eight months, he entered the Eastern Argus office as an 

Note. — William Holden and Hannah his wife, were of Bridge-water, Mass. They bad 
Samuel, born December 1, 1737, and William, bora 1739. Samuel went to Dorchester 
and was distinguished in the military service and called " Capt. Holden." His wife 
was Hannah Kelton, and his son William was born December I, 1776, and married Jane, 
daughter of Daniel Crosby of Boston. He (William) engaged in trade in Boston, but 
during a financial crisis in 1803 he lost his property and moved to Portland, Maine 
and died at the age of sixty years. Charles, his son, was born June 21, 1804, and 
always resided in Portland, His first wife was Elizabeth Godfrey Sampson, daughter of 
Zephaniah Sampson of Bo:-:ton. By this marriage he had three children, as follows : 
George Henry, b. Sept. G, 1831; Charles William, b. Dec. 17, 1837; Ann Elizabeth, 
b. May 31, 1812. All of these are now living. His first wife died in 1S52, and he 
married Mrs. Mary J. Jellisoo, (nee Paine) who survives him. There were no children 
by the second marriage. 



apprentice to Francis Douglass. Nineteen months afterward Mr. 
Douglass was killed on a gunning excursion, and General Thomas 
Todd took charge of the establishment, and with him Mr. Holden 
remained until twenty-one years of age. 

On attaining his majority he continued in the Argus office as a 
journeyman, taking his chance at press or case, as there was need, 
and as was the custom in those days in newspaper offices. He 
remained in the Argus office, first as journeyman and then as fore- 
man, (excepting a sojourn of seven months in Boston to perfect 
himself in some parts of the trade not acquirable there), until 
April, 1834, when he succeeded Thomas Todd as one of the pro- 
prietors of the paper. He continued in that position as proprietor 
and active editor for more than twenty years, selling out his in- 
terest in July, 1854, to the Hon. John Appleton, although by a 
stipulation of the sale he retained the oversight of the business 
. for one year after. He therefore was' connected with the Argus 
as boy aud man a period of thirty- six years, which shows an ex- 
traordinary tenacity of purpose and perseverance under all the 
vicissitudes of political life and the troubles incidental to conduct- 
ing a political paper. During his twenty years proprietorship he 
was associated at different times with John Appleton, Hugh W. 
Green and Eliphalet Case, in conducting the paper, and for some 
ten or twelve years with Benjamin Kingsbury, Jr., who for that 
length of time was associated with him in the editorial department. 

Mr. Case, in his valedictory, on withdrawing from the paper, 
expressed himself in the following decided terms : 

" We feel it to be a duty, as it certainly is a pleasure, to say a 
word of our partner, Mr. Holden. He has in fact been the princi- 
pal miscellaneous editor of the Argus. The public has been main- 
ly indebted to him for its character in this respect. We cannot 
forbear to express our satisfaction with the manner in which he 
•has also managed the financial concerns of the establishment. In 
all the details of the concern everything has been conducted with 
the most perfect accuracy and the most rigid integrity during all 
-our long connection with the business of the Argus." 

Mr. llolden's mental activity was of that kind which requires a 
good many irons in the fire. While he was a journeyman in the 
Argus office he was associated with the Rev. G. F. Cox in the 
editorial management of the Maine Wesleyan Journal, and subse- 
quently, for a time, was its sole editor. He afterwards, while 
•carrying on the Argus, edited the Workingman's Advocate, pub- 





lished by Day & Sumner, and still later the True Washingtonian, 
a temperance paper. 

In this connection it may also be remarked, that before he was 
M out of his time/' he was engaged in an evening school for young 
men and women, with Nathaniel Hamlin and Benjamin C. Fernaid. 
Sometimes they had master Jackson as a guide and mentor. 
Their school was very popular, running on winter evenings for 
several years. After this he taught classes of young ladies in the 
higher branches of English grammar, analyzing the most involved 
and difficult portions of " Pope's Essay." 

Soon after Portland became a city, Mr. Holden was elected to 
the Common Council, and chosen President of the Board. He 
occupied a seat in the Council by five elections at various periods 
afterward, and was president of the Board for two years of the 
time, besides declining that honor at other times. In 1866 he was 
a member of the Board of Aldermen. 

Mr. Ilolden's interest in the cause of education was well known 
for forty years. He became a member of the school committee in 
April, 1833, and continued as such with the exception of one year 
until he retired in March, 1874. For many years he was secretary 
of the committee. 

In 1839 he was elected to the Senate of Maine, and declined a 
re-election in 1840. In 1847 he was returned to the Senate, and 
re-elected in 1849, frequently occupying the chair as president. 

In 1862 he was elected a member of the Executive Council of 
the State from Cumberland district, and was re-elected in 1863, 
1864 and 1865. During the last three years he was chairman of 
the Council. He was connected in his four years of service in 
the Council, with Governors Washburn, Coburn and Cony. 

In 1871 he was elected to the House of Representatives, where 
he did good service, but declined a re-election. 

He was a leading member of the Maine Charitable Mechanic 
Association for thirty years, and for several years its president. 
His addresses and lectures on various subjects before that associa- 
tion would fill a volume, and did much to elevate the mechanics in 
Portland and this State. To him, more than any other single 
individual, the association owes its present freedom from indebted- 
ness, and the ownership of the fine granite structure known as 
" Mechanics' Hall." He was entrusted with the financial man- 
agement of the association for several years, and when at last 
every dollar of the debt incurred by building had been paid, he 




was presented by his grateful and appreciating associates with an 
elegant silver set as an acknowledgment of the service he had 
gratuitously rendered, and of their esteem for him. The young 
artisans and students of the future, who shall avail themselves of 
the privileges to be offered by the Mechanics Association, will 
learn to hold the name of Charles Ilolden in the highest respect 
and gratitude for his earnest interest in their affairs, and for his 
sound wisdom and foresight in providing for them. 

His first appearance as a public speaker was on the Fourth of 
July, 1831. He had been invited by the Democracy of Portland, 
while still a journeymen in the Argus office, to deliver the party 
oration on that day. The address was an able effort and very 
favorably received. 

Such was the confidence felt by the public in his integrity and 
faithfulness, that the offices of a local character, of trust and 
honor, which he held during his long life were numerous, while 
those that were tendered him and refused were equally so. He 
was president of the Provident Association and of the Widow's 
Wood Society; also of the Portland Mutual Fire Insurance Com- 
pany for a long time ; chairman of the Board of Overseers of the 
Poor for many years ; director of the International, now the First 
National Bank from its inception ; director of the Maine Savings 
Bank from its organization in the Preble Chapel in 1859, and for 
along time its vice president; trustee of the Gas Company for 
some fifteen years, and for some time its treasurer; and treasurer 
for five years of the Portland Railroad Company. It is safe to 
assert that in all these positions he never disappointed the high 
expectations of his associates, founded upon his reputation for 
ability and integrity. 

As a writer his reputation was very high. Such competent 
judges as the late William Willis in his " History of Portland," 
and Edward II. Elwell, editor of the Transcript, have placed him 
prominent in the rank of literary men of Portland origin. 

His oration before the editors of Maine, at the first meeting of 
their society, his dedicatory addresses of Mechanics' and of Odd 
Fellows' halls ; his many addresses before the Maine Charitable 
Mechanic Association, all of which were printed for circulation ; 
his lectures on "The True Woman," "Our Boys," "Faith," 
"The History of Printing," " Punctuality/' and many other prize 
essays, addresses and editorials, stamped him, long since, as a 
man of fine literary taste and as an elegant and forcible writer. 




lie was well known also as a public speaker. His logical 
powers were good. In the statement of his argument, so that it 
could be understood by the commonest mind, he was remarkable. 

His speeches were well sprinkled with wit and humor, of which 
he had an unfailing supply, and they never fell short of attracting 
and entertaining. On the political platform, in the strife of 
parties, and at the Mechanics 7 and Odd Fellows' gatherings his 
efforts were always worthy and persuasive. Often on such occa- 
sions his speeches rose to impassioned eloquence. His devotion 
to the cause of temperance and his efforts for many years for its 
success are well known. When, too, the guns of Sumter thun- 
dered upon the North, he threw himself with all his might and 
with untiring zeal into the good work of the Union. Now by a 
stirring editorial, and then by a vehement appeal from the plat- 
form, he did his be3t to recruit our armies, to arouse the people's 
patriotism, and to maintain that government which he religiously 
believed to be the best on earth. In him the soldier always found 
a friend, and though too old to become one himself, he showed 
that the true martial spirit, that prompts to self-sacrifice, was in 

As a friend to those who needed a friend — downcast women, 
neglected children, the friendless of all kinds — his record is very 
honorable. Through his long life he seemed to leave no opportu- 
nity unimproved to help those who needed his aid. But he was 
of those who most conscientiously follow the scriptural injunction 
not to let the right hand know what the left is doing. Hence, 
even some of his intimate acquaintances were unaware of the fre- 
quency and extent of his personal benevolence. 

Many were the apprentices who entered the Argus office, and 
graduated therefrom, competent, skilful and reliable printers, 
during Mr. Ilolden's connection with and practical control of the 
same. They are now to be found in places of honor, of trust, and 
of responsibility throughout the country. The most successful of 
them will testify, that to the careful, conscientious training in the 
duties of the office, to the sound, wise counsel, and the example 
of personal industry, faithfulness and persistence in*well doing 
which he, their master, furnished, they owe that habit of life which 
has brought them success. 

In private life he was one of the most genial of men. Possessed 
of a keen sense of the ludicrous, fond of anecdote, and lively of 
imagination, he ever proved a most attractive and entertaining 



companion. His knowledge of men, together with his extensive 
information on all topics of common interest, made him an un- 
usually' interesting conversationalist ; and while he could with a 
masterly hand discover and analyze the weakness of others, he 
was ever ready to bestow the meed of praise on that which was 
worthy and commendable. He was a man of reverential spirit, 
holding in his heart with true religious fervor the great, broad 
principles of Christianity. He was not open in his professions of 
religious experience, but he made his life, if not his speech, con- 
form to his covictions. 

He was essentially domestic in his tastes, and devoted to his 
family, who will have at this time the united sympathy of thou- 
sands who have known, respected and honored its head. 




The patriarch of the New England family of Badger was GILES 1 , 
who was at Newbury, Alass., in 1643 In the following year three 
persons of this name were of Newbury, and taxed as land-holders, 
viz : Giles 1 , Nathaniel and Richard. Nothing further is known of 
the two latter, and they may have returned to England whence they 
all came. It may be that these three were brothers. Giles 1 de- 
ceased at Newbury, January 11, 1647, and. his will was proved in 
October following. The name of his wife has not come down to 
us. He had a son JOHN 2 , born June 30, 1643, who was made a 

freeman in 1674. "His wife was Elizabeth -, and his children 

were as follows : 4i ' • ' 

IJohn, b. April 4, 1664, d. July 20, following; II JOHN, b. April 26, 1C65; III 
Sarah b. Jane 25, 1666; IV James, b. March 19, 1C69, d. in 1693, leaving bis estate 
to his brother John. For his 2d wife John married Hannah Swett, who bore him chil- 
dren as follows: Y 1 Stephen b. December 13, 1671; VI Hannah, December 3, 1C73 ; 
VII Nathaniel b. January 16, 1675; VIII Mary b. May 2, 1678, m. John Wyatt, 
December 15, 1701; IX Elizabeth b. April 30, 16S0; X Ruth b February 10, 1682, 
m. Thomas Jewell, February 17, 1702; — and four others. The father and mother both 
died of small pox in 1G91. His estate was valued at £943 9 e. 




John 3 above named was a trader in Newbury. He married 
Rebecca Brown, October 5, 1691, and had : 

I John b. Jan. 20, 1692, m. Elizabeth Hams in 1713; II James b. Jan. 10, 1693, 

who was a trader; III Elizabethb. Feb. — , 1694; IV Stephen b , 1697; V 

JOSEPH b. 169S; VI Benjamin b. June 15, 1700; VII Dorothy b. Jane 5, 1709. 

Joseph 4 above named moved to Haverhill and there became a 
distinguished merchant. For his first wife he married Hannah, 
daughter of Col. Nathaniel Peaslee of Haverhill, and had seven 
children, as follows : 

1 Joseph, b. Jan. 11, 1722; II Judith* b. Feb. 3, 1724; III Mehitahle b. Nov. 27, 
1725; IV Mary b. Nov. 4, 1727; V Nathaniel b. May 1, 1729; VI Mary b. Sept. 20, 
173 f. VII Peaslee b. Oct. 6, 1733, d. same month. 

For second wife he married, July 29, 1735, Hannah, widow of 
Rev. Ebenezer Pearson, whose maiden name was Moody. She 
had three children by her second marriage, viz : 

ENOCH b. May 11, 1736; Nathaniel b April 18, 1740; Moses b. July 11, 1743. 

Joseph 3 above named, known as General Joseph Badger, married 
January 31, 1740, Hannah Pearson, daughter of his father's sec- 
ond wife by a former husband. He moved to Gilmanton, N. II., 
in 1763, and was the 18th family in that new town. His barn 
built that year was the first frame building erected in town, aud on 
the occasion of the raising he had every man, woman and child in 
the town to take supper with him. He held various offices, such 
as member of the State Council, Judge of Probate, &c, and was 
appointed Brigadier-General of the militia. " His whole life was 
marked by prudence, wisdom, integrity, firmness and benevo- 
lence."! Children : 

J WiWam b. Dec. 13, 1740; II Hannah b. Nov. 16, 1742; III Mehitable b. Dec. 24, 
1744, d. 1740; IV Joseph b. Oct. 23, 1746; V Rebecca b. June 6, 1749, d. 1751; VI Ruth 
b. Sept. 14, 1751; VII Peaslee b. April 22, 1754, m. Lydia Kelley of Lee, N. H , and 
had Ebenezer, Peaslee, Sally, Mary, Nathaniel, Joseph, Thomas, Ruth and Hannah; 
VIII EJ.tnezer b. March 31, 1756, d. 1777; IX Mary and X Nathaniel (twins), b. Oct. 
4, 1758; XI Sarah b. Dec. 4, 1760; XII Judith b. May 16, 17C6. 

Joseph 6 , son of General Joseph, was born in Bradford, Mass., 
but moved to Gilmanton with his father. He married Elizabeth, 
dau. of Rev. William Parsons, August 1, 1766, by whom he had six 

♦Judith, d. of Joseph Badger of Haverhill, in. Nathaniel Cogswell. She had nine- 
teen children. Her eight sons served in the aggregate thirty-eight years in the war of 
the Revolution. All these nineteen children were baptized in the Congregational church 
at Haverhill, Ma«s. 

t Lancaster's History of Gilmanton. 



children. Among them was Hon. William Badger, born in Gil- 
manton, Jau. 13, 1779, married Martha, dau. of Rev. Isaac Smith ; 
served as Representative, Senator, President of the Senate, and 
two years as Governor of the State. 

Enoch Badger 5 , son of Joseph, the Haverhill merchant, and half 
brother of General Joseph, was married at Haverhill, Mass., April 
13, 1759, to Susanna White of that town. He moved to Gilman- 
ton, X. H., but died at Sandown. His wife died December 30, 
1838, aged 92 years. Their children were as follows : 

I Timothy b. March 2, 1760 ; II Susanna b. Sept. 7, 1761 ; III Hannah b. July 3, 1763 ; 
IV Enoch b. March 6, 1765; V JOSEPH b. Nov. 2, 1766. 

We shall attempt to trace only the descendants of Joseph 6 , the 
last named, who married Mary, daughter of Caleb and Mary 
(Tilton) Webster of Gilmanton, and toward the close of the last 
century came to Maiue and settled on a new lot in the town of In- 
dustry, in the county of Franklin. He was by occupation a tan- 
ner, and subsequently moved to Farmington and erected a small 
tannery on the spot where the " Little Blue " school buildings now 
stand. The business did not prove a success, and he soon aban- 
doned it and went to sea. He was subsequently drowned at New 
Orleans. His wife died at Farmington in 1804. Children: 

I Nathaniel b. March — , 1789, m. Jane, daughter of Philip Owen of Brunswick; 

II Joseph b. , ru. Eunice Noyes; III Ebenezer b. , d. single in 1820; IV Sarah 

b. Feb. — , 1794, m. Charles Owen; V Hannah b. Deo. 28, 1793, m. Jeremiah Owen; 
VI Daniel b. Nov. 13, 1801, m. Mary Diosmore of Anson; VII William b. April 12, 
1804, m. Rebecca Taylor of Roxbury, Me.; VIII John A. b. Aug. 3, 1806, in. Rebecca 

Nathaniel 7 , born in Gilmanton, March — , HS9, moved with his 
father to Franklin county, and then to Brunswick. He followed 
the sea in his earlier years, but for many years he was a trader 
and clerk of the town of Brunswick. By his wife, Jane Owen (b. 
Sept., 1789), he had: 

I Jane P. b. August 27, 1313, m. Hon. Washington Gilbert, resides at Bath; II 
Almira D. b. April 20, 1815, in. Joseph E. F. Dunn, Waterville; III Ann S. b. Nov. 
7, 1816, m. John R. Houghton, resides in Providence, R. I.; IV Charles 11. b. Aug. 31, 
1818, m. Sophia A. Pescay of Mobile, resides at Now Orleans; V William S. b. Feb. 23, 
1820, m Susan Emery of Augusta, and had Abby Jane, b. Aug. 30, 1847, d. Sept. 10, 
1849; William S. Jr., b. Nov. 2, 1348, and Joseph E. b. Mar. 19, 1851. (lie is one of 
the proprietors of the Maine Fanner, and resides in Augusta). VI Mary C. b. Sept. 23, 
1824, in. F. Loring Talbot of East Machias; VII Joseph b. Feb. 24, 1826, m. Lucy Pur- 
coll, and resides in New Orleans. 

Sarah Badger 7 , b. February — , 1791, married Charles Owen of 
Brunswick. She had ten children, four of whom died in infancy : 


Mary b. , 1817, m. Thomas Moulton of Topshain; Elizabeth b. , 1821, m. 

Amasa P. Stinchfield; Harriet b. , 1823, m. William D. Crockett of Auburn; Maria 

b. , 1827, m. George S. Mulliken of Augusta; Carrie M. b. 1833, m. William G. 

Lewis of Hingham, Mass.; Lottie b. 1835, m.^bea P. Chase, Livermore. 

Hannah Badger 7 , daughter of Joseph and Mary (Webster), was 
married to Jeremiah Owen of Brunswick, October 6, 1816. He 
was son of Philip Owen, and was born March 16, 1792. Children : 

I Philip b. July 16, 1817; II William S. b. Oct. 26, 1820, m. Sarah Hail, d. Nov. 10, 
1854; III Robert McM. b. Aug. 10, 1823, m. Cordelia L. Stone; IV John B. b. Feb. 26, 
1826, d. Oct. 29, 1853; V Jeremiah b. Feb. 3, 1829, m. Frances Bailey, d. Aug. 10, 1864; 
VI Joseph B. b. April IS, 1S32, d. Sept. 24, 1842; VII Howard b. April 28, 1835, m. 
Mary Amelia; (He is one of the owners and editors of the Kennebec Journal); VIII 
Charles Frederick b. July 17, 1838, m. Josephine B. Alexander. 

Daniel \V. 7 , who married Mary Dinsmore, resides in Phillips, 
Me. Children : . 

I David D. b. March 6, 1827, d. young; II David D. b. July 16, 1S28, m. Nancy 
Campbell; III Sarah J. b. Feb. 20, 1830, m. Edwin Bucknam; IV Eben b. Nov. 10, 

1831, m. Mary Meade; V Susan H. b. May 9, 1833, m. Benj. Butler; VI James D. b. 
Jane 21, 1835, m. Clemantine Quinby; VII Aimer H. b. April 13, 1S37; VIII Jones D. 
b. Aug. 9, 1839, m. Octava Wilson; IX William D. b. July 1, 1341, m. Sarah Frizell; 
X Daniel W. b. Aug. 14, 1843, d. May 9, 1869; XI John b. Aug. 4, 1848, d. May 9, 
1866; XII Otis F b. Oct. 20, 1847, m. C Harden; XIII Mary N. L. b. May 15, 1854, 
m. Charles Dill; XIV Winfield S b. July 17, 1S59, m. Almira Kimball. 

William 7 , son of Joseph and Mary (Webster) Badger, born at 
Farmington, Me., April 12, ISO A, m. Rebecca, daughter of John 
Taylor of Poxbury, Maine, and died in Medford, Mass., May 14, 
1865. lie was a minister of the Free Baptist denomination. His 
children were as follows : 

Marlon W. b. May 21, 1S26, m. William S. West of Charlestown, Mass.; Webster L. 
b. June 13, 1S28, m. Sarah J. Wood of Wilton, resides in Lewiston; Marinda T. b. 
April 22, 1830, m. Thomas W. Savage of Charlestown, Mass.; Almarin F. b. June 26, 

1832, d. unmarried June 5, 1807; Bliah W. b. July 3, 1335, m. Sarah Bagley of Wil- 
ton, Me., resides in Medford, Mass.; Carrie R. b. Nov. 12, 1839, m. Samuel C. Law- 
rence of Medford, Mass. 

John A. Badger, who m. Kebecca Hilton of Anson, Maine, (b. 
Dec. 11, 1806, d. at Warwick, X. Y., Dec. 8, 1875), is a Baptist 
preacher, and has resided in various places. Children : 

I Alexander F. b. at Anson, Sept. 28, 1832, d. Feb. 23, 1835; II Mary /. b. at An- 
eon, July 3, 1334, m. Rer. Leonard Cox; III Samuel N. b. at Anson, June 27, 1836, d. 
July 21, 1836; Joseph .V. b. at Anson, March 21, 1833, m. Helen M. Hinkley; he is a 
preacher in New York; IV Hannah M. b. at Anson, Oct. 20, 1810, m. Geo. L. Stinson, 
d. Jan. 21, 1872; V S^.rah W. b. at Anson, Oct. 20, 1840, m. Dr. Isaac S. Curtis; VI 
Lydia M. b. at Brunswick, May 15, 1847, d. July 29, 1849. 





We have no record of marriages at Cushnoc, now Augusta, until 
early in 1163. Fort Western was built in 1754, and occupied by 
James Howard, with his family and the small garrison stationed at 
the fort. After the conquest of Canada, in the fall of 1 759, set- 
tlers began to come in, and before the treaty of peace, at Paris, 
in February, 1763, laud had been lotted and many settlers had 
taken possession of their grants. James lloward at this time was 
the onl}' magistrate on the river above Dresden, with the excep- 
tion of William Lithgow at Fort Halifax. Hallowell, including 
Augusta, was incorporated in 1771. The records of the town 
were not kept in a book and authenticated by the clerk until 
Daniel Cony was chosen clerk in 1785, when Cony, with the assis- 
tance of the former clerks and memoranda made at the meetings, 
made up the records, aud at the same time entered the returns of 
marriages made to former clerks. From this record, on the book 
of records of the town of Hallowell, the following marriages of 
persons then residing on the river from Sebasticook to Dresden, 
have been transcribed. This is probably the only record, of many 
of these marriages, now extant. The orthography of the record is 


Capt. James Patterson & Mis Margaret Howard. .Feb 8, 1763 

Mr John Saley & Mis Jane Savage March 23, 1763 

Mr David Hancock, Mis Susanna Fisk Dec 18 1763 

Mr John Estis k Mis Eleanor Thorn July 7, 1764 

Mr James Bacon & Mis Abigail Marsh .Sept. 23, 1761 

Mr Levi Powers & Mis Mary Chace ...Oct 2 1764 

Mr Benjamin Fitch & Mis Nancy McCausland Dec 5 1764 

Mr John Gazlin & Mis Eunice Brawn July 5 1765 

Mr Paul Kenny & Mrs Elizabeth Tibbets July 8, 1765 

Mr James Saley & the Widow Day Aug 1, 1765 


Mr Zacheus Flitner & Mis Lucy Colburn Nov 5, 1765 

Mr William Blake & Mis Abigail Girdy ....Dec 26, 1765 

l**"""'""* Capt Samuel Howard & Mis Sarah Lithgow March 4, 1766 

Mr David Stanley & Mis Ruth Rankin March 14, 1766 

Mr Nathaniel Bragg Sc Mis Hannah Moore April 10, 1766 

Mr Daniel Savage & Mis Anne Johnston ^-ug- ?> 1766 

Mr Thomas Clark & Mis Lois Spenser Nov 18, 1766 

Mr Oliver Colburn & Mis Margaret Burns Jau'y 13, 1767 

. Mr Nathaniel Denbow & Mis Lydia Tibbetts March 2, 1767 

Mr James Collar & Mis Elizabeth Stain Oct 20, 1767 

Mr Paul Higgins & Mis Margaret McCausland Sept 27, 1767 

Mr James Law & Mis Mary Smith Nov 27, 1767 

Mr James Burns & Mis Abigail Spencer May 26, 1768 

Mr Nehemiah Getchel £ Mis Anne Bragg ..June 23, 1768 

Mr Levi Moore <k Mis Rebecca Finney .'. June 4, 1769 

Mr John Gilley & Mis Dorcas Brawn Aug 3, 1769 

Mr Phillip Fought & Mis Hannah Sharp Sept 15, 1769 

Mr Wm. Gibson Perry & Mis Abigail Philbrook. .Nov 22, 1769 

Mr Patta Warren & Mis Abigail Tibbetts Dec 25, 1769 

Mr Nathaniel Stanley & Mis Abigail Hall March 28, 1770 

Mr Simeon Clark & Mis Sally Cobb April 20, 1770 

Mr Ebenezer Church & Mis Sarah Winslow Oct 24, 1770 

Mr Francis Dudley & Mis Anna Thorn Nov 6, 1770 

Mr Samuel Tolman & Mis Martha Badcock May 10, 1771 

Mr Reuben Fairfield & Mis Abigail Tozier, both of 

Winslow May 29, 1771 

Mr Timothy Foster & Mis Abigail Allen, both of 

Winthrop.... Aug 29, 1771 

Mr. McCartey & Widow Daley, both of Gardiners- 

town . Sept 18, 1771 

Mr Samuel Getchel & Mis Ruth Reed, both of 

Vassalboro' Oct 10, 1771 

Mr. David Wall & Mis Hannah Turner, both of 

Hallowell Nov 21, 1771 

Mr George Fitzgerald & Mis Eleanor Chace, both 

of Hallowell Nov 21, 1771 

Mr Collins Moore of Vassalboro' & Mis Sarah 

Tozerof Winslow Jan'y 9, 1772 

MrSeth Greele & Mis Mary Wight May 11, 1772 

Mr Philip Snow Sc Mis Abigail Townsend June 13, 1772 

Mr Charles Steward £ Mis Abigail Fairfield Nov 12, 1772 



Mr Moses Hastings & Mis Hannah Marsh Nov 26, 1772 

Mr Jabez Lewis & Mis Elizabeth Getchel Dec 8, 17*2 

Mr Nathaniel Spencer & Mis Bridget Simpson Dec 8, 1172 

Mr James Whitrow & Mis Mary Bennet Dec 9, 1772 

Mr John Gray & Mis Sarah Blauchard Jan'y 26, 1773 

Mr David Clark k Mis Sarah Taylor Feb 15, 1773 

Mr Ephraim Wilson & Mis Eunice Spencer Feb 26, 1773 

Mr Nathaniel Evings & Mis Hannah Hastings March 9, 1773 

Mr Joseph Stevens & Mis Abigail Blanchard March 10, 1773 

Mr Benjamin Dyer & Jemima Bleak May 23, 1773 

Mr Oliver Allen & Mis Levina Hopkins (by Obed 

. Hussey, Esq.) Aug 12, 1773 

Mr Samuel Badcock & Mis Mary Tolman, both of 

this town Oct 13, 1773 

Mr Joseph Savage & Mis Alice Carson Nov 23, 1773 

Mr Benjamin Colburn & Mis Hannah McCausland..Jan'y 27, 1774 

Mr Josiah Mitchell & Mis Eunice Grover Feb 21, 1774 

Mr Samuel Stevens & Mis Lois Allen. March 16, 1774 

Mr Alexander Robinson & Mis Bethiah Brown... .April 7, 1774 

Mr Samuel Quiu & Mis Hannah Brawn May 12, 1774 

Mr Jabez Clough & Mis Mary Savage July 14, 1774 

Mr Gamaliel Gerould & Mis Lydia Counery July 14, 1774 

Mr James Lane & Mis Eunice Chace Aug 3, 1774 

Mr William Sprague & Mis Martha Shaw Sept 16, 1774 

Mr Seth Greele & Mis Jean McCausland Dec. 15, 1774 

Mr Emerson Smith & Mis Abigail Ayers Dec. 15, 1774 

Mr Samuel Badcock & Mis Tabitha Savage Dec. 16. 1774 

Mr Daniel Townsend & Mis Sarah Butterfield Dec. 29, 1774 

The Rice Farm. The Rice farm in Kittery has been in the pos- 
session of the Rice family for a period of 224 years, and in the 
family burial lot lies seven generations. Near by the lot is grow- 
ing a rose bush known to be over 200 years old. This estate was 
once owned by Sir Fernando Gorges, and deeded by him to the 
Withers family, and in 1652 it was giveiras a marriage dowry by 
Thos. Withers to his daughter Mary Withers on her nuptials with 
Thos. Rice. Elizabeth Withers married Benj. Berry, who had 
another portion of the Withers farm. They were the parents of 
Withers Berry, who was a member of the General Court and died 
in Boston in 1730. 




List of Capt. John Hill's* Company in Berwick, this 22 day of 
October, Anno Domini 1740, and trained the day aforesid. 

Jno. Thompson, Benja. Low, Jonth : Stone ; Jno. Faull, Andrew 
Walker, William Frost, Thomas Holmes Jr., Miles Goodwin, 
Grindle Knight, Saml. Holmes, Moses Abbot, Moses Lord, Aaron 
Chick, Joseph Libby, Robert Gray, John Tucker, William Gerrish, 
Paul Stone, Scinner Stone, John Walker, Benja. Goodrige, John 
Goodrige, Edward Clarey, Joseph Peney, John Thompson Jr., 
Samuel Gatchell Jr., William Chadbourne Jun., iUleme Colley, 
Bartholo : Thomson, Hezekiah Jellison, Moses Spencer Jr., Joseph 
Welsh, Benja. Chadbourne, Israel Heruell, Zacheus Wentworth, 
Benja. Lord Jr., Joseph Allen, Daniel Libby Jr., Benj : Gubtale, 
William Holmes, Moses Hart, John Frost Jr., John Knight, Peter 
Morall, John Lord Jr., Thomas Butters Jr., William Hight, John 
Lowes, James Stinson, Stephen Frost, Miles Thomson Jr., James 
Plaisted, Samuel Low, Joseph Woodsum, John Hambleton, Solo- 
mon Walker, Thomas Gubtale Jr., Joshua Plaisted, Richard Ger- 
rish, Richard Thurley, Thomas Hobbs, Benja : Goodwin ; Samuel 
Gubtale, Eben'r Lane, Sam'l Grant, John Seamore, Tilleo Regan, 
Joseph Chadbourne, Benja: Hodsdon Jr., Joseph Woodsum Jr., 
Ellias Hart, Joshua Quint, John Getchell, George Brown, Rob- 
bert Finners, John Woodsum, Jere : Frost, Nathan Low Jr., 
Charles Libby, Jonathan Stimson, John Quint, John Hardison 
Jr., Landas Grant, Daniel Grant Jr., Alcander Grant Jr., Tom 
Childs, Royal Hamilton Jr., William Davis, Abner Clemens, Sanrl 
Stasey, Benj : Queiiby, John Gubtail, Samuel Roe, Patrick Manan, 
Daniel Libby, Henry Hobbs, Thomas nobbs, Jr. 

* This Company was organized Sept. 18, 1738. 




John Hutchins and Mary Downer Sept. 11, 1718 

John Cates to Sarah Lary... . . .- Dec. 24, 1719 

James Withum and Elizabeth Drown March 12, 1720-1 

Joseph Small and Mary Libby April 12, 1722 

Minister of the Parish of Berwick. 

Thomas Knight and Susannah King Aug. 4, 1710 

Edward Walker and Deliverance Gaskins Sept. 6, 1710 

Benj. Xason Jr., aud Mary Kennon '. Sept. 10, 1710 

Samuel Low and Martha Wentworth Oct. 19, 1710 

John Fall and Judith Heard Oct. 26, 1710 

Geo. Brawn and Mary Tidy Feb. 9, 1710-11 

Daniel Stone and Sarah Jenkins May' 23, 1711 

James Gray and Martha Goodwin Aug. 30, 1711 

John Heard and Mary Beane Dec. 17, 1711 

John Wainwright and Hannah Redford April 30, 1712 

Elisha Andrews and Rebecca Waymouth May 23, 1712 

Joshua Remington and Elizabeth Trundy June 13, 1712 

Paul Gerrish and Mary Leighton Oct. 2, 1712 

Moses Goodwin and Amy Goodwin Nov. 6, 1712 

Humphrey Chadbourne and Hannah Abbott ... .Nov. 6, 1712 

Joseph Wood and Patience Xason Dec 18, 1712 

John Bishop and Eleanor Brooks Jan'y 8, 1712-13 

Miles Thomson and Abigail Gowen Feb. 14, 1712-13 

Samuel Pike and Eleanor Rhoads March G, 1712-13 

#*u- JAfize ^Jolwr Go wen and Anne Smith .Nov. 21, 1738 


Thomas Hobbs and Elizabeth Morrill Dec. 2, 1722 

John Morrell and Mary Hanscorab Dec. 16, 1722 



Moses Noble and Mary Staples Jan'y — , 1721-2 

Samuel Hanscomb and Hannah- Libby , 1721-2 

Johh Allen and Elizabeth Sheers Feb. 14, 1721-2 

John Lydston and Abigail Paul April 5, 1722 

Thomas Mnscet (?) and Rebecca Libby Jan'y 21, 1722-3 

Wm. Libby and Mary Brown Nov. 11, 1722 

Charles Frost and Sarah Pepperell_ Sept. 12, 1723 

Thomas Edward and Mary Whitney Oct. 16, 1723 

Moses Dennet and Lydy Fernald Feb. 11, 1723^4 

^ John Burdgis and Abigail Chapman . . .Feb. 13, 1723-4 

Solomon Libby and Martha Hanscom March 4, 1723-4 

John Fogg and Maseo Hanscom Sept. 30, 1725 

Richard Brown and Annis Wittum Nov. 5, 1725 

Capt. John Heard and Anne Wright , 1725 

Richard Nason and Abigail Libby 

Isaac Johnson and Mary Remick Dec. 19, 1725 

Samuel Hart and Bridget Cutt Dec. 23, 1725 

Joseph Fogg and Sarah Hill Jan'y 13, 1725-6 

Samuel Wingit and Mary Heard May — , 1726 

Andrew Spinney aud Abigail Wingit June 25, 1726 

Isaac Remick and Anne Allen Sept. 26, 1726 

Joseph Emery and Mehitable Stacy Oct. 10, 1726 

Stephen Tobey and Anne Staples Oct. 25, 1726 

Joseph Ranis (?) and Mary Knight Jan'y — , 1726-7 

Hugh Ross and Hester Gowen Feb. 10, 1726-7 

Samuel Fitts and Mary Beal March 6, 1727 

Isaac Power and Ptachel Way mouth Oct. 15, 1727 

Tobias Leighton and Grace Staples Nov. 15, 1727 

Ward Clark of Kingston, N. II., & Mary Frost 

of Kittery Nov. 20, 1727 

Seth Foye and Mary Pickernail Nov. 28, 1727 

James Bradeen and Mary Oliver Feb. 11, 1727 

Caleb Hntchins and Sarah Bryar Feb. 15, 1727 

Ilezekiah Staples and Ann Tompson Feb. 22, 1727 

John Hall and Ann Morrell Sept. 2, 1728 

John Cole and Elizabeth Hill Oct. 4, 1728 

Richard Chick Jr , and Bertha Goold June 19, 1728 

James Staples & Dorcas Libby.. June 24, 1728 

Capt. Win. Wentworth and Margery Pepperell.Oct. 2, 1729 

James Frost Jr., and Sarah Nason Dec. 25, 1729 

Peter Brawn and Elizabeth Muscet (?) June 1, 1729 


John Hanscom and Marv Brooks June 16, 1T30 

Nathan Libby and Mary Xason Sept. 3, 1730 

Nathaniel Libby and Miriam Knight Oct. 11, 1730 

Benj. Stacy and Lydia Libby Oct. 17, 1730 

Ichabod Remick and Lydia Skiggins (?) ..Nov. 21, 1731 

Nicholas Hartford and Mary Ferguson Feb. 20, 1731 

Eleazer Sabine and Elizabeth Cole June 22, 1732 

Thomas Penny and Mary Brian (?) Aug. 17, 1732 

Dr. Edmund Coffin and Shuah Bartlett Nov. 15, 1732 

Wm. Wilson and Adah Bryan , 1732-3 

Samuel Jackson and Mary Hill Jan'y 20, 1732-3 

Joseph Hanscom and Lydia Spinney March 18, 1732-3 

i John Crocker and Sarah Green Aug. 10, 1733 

Capt. John Collin and Mary Tetherly Aug. 16, 1733 

Moses Welch and Mary Grover Nov. 11, 1733 

Thomas Staples and Sarah Ferguson. . . '.Nov. 21, 1733 

Joshua Chick and Marj T Davis 

Daniel Knight and Mehitable Libby Aug-. 2, 1734 

Joshua Staples and Abigail Fernald Jan'y — , 1754-5 

Jno. Drew of York and Hannah Staples June 17, 1735 

Jonathan Low of Portsmo., and Hannah More. .Dec. 29, 1735 

Joseph Frye and Susannah Knowlton Dec. 29, 1735 

Daniel Boyse and Mary Chick Jan'y 15, 1735-6 

Samuel Libby and Margarit Rodgers Feb. 12, 1735-6 


Jeremiah Springer and Johannah Huff Oct. 8, 1724 

Wm. Groves and Hannah Foye jan'y 27, 1 724 

John Leavit and Dorothy Tyler of York Juue 14, 1727 

Lf.wiston". Jonas Coburn moved from Dracut, Mass., with his 
family in 1770, and was the first settler in that populous and 
thriving city. Abigail Yarnum, daughter of Asa and Abigail Yar- 
num, was born at Lewiston, Sept. 19, 1779, the first white child 
born in the Plantation. Mr. Yarnum's was the fourth family in 
that Plantation, and moved from Dracut, Mass. He lived in a 
small log house, nearly in front of Central Block. Mr. Yarnum and 
another man were drowned while attempting to pass Dresser's 
Rips in a boat. 



The records of Sudbury Canada Plantation were burned about 
the year 1800, and with them were also burned the records of the 
town between the time of its incorporation iu 1796, and the time 
of the fire. The first volume of Bethel records of intentions of 
marriage, and marriages, begins in the year 1801. The following 
records of marriages solemnized by Rev. Eliphaz Chapman, 1 are 
copied from the court records of Cumberland County. Benj. 
Russell, Esq., and probably others, solemnized marriages in Sud- 
bury Canada prior to its incorporation as Bethel, but none of them 
made the proper return of the same to the clerk of courts. 

1790, Sept. 12— Silas Powers to Submit Bartlet. 
Oct. 24 — Stephen Estes to Releaf Bartlett. 
Oct. 31 — John Messer to Sally Peabody. 

1792, Feb. 12 — James Coleman Harper to Betsey Elliot. 
" Feb. 12 — Jonas Willis to Susanna Barber. 

April 30 — Oliver Peabody to Susanna Messer. 

May 4 — Perrygreen Bartlett to Sally Merrill. 

May 14 — Thomas Frost to Abigail York. 

May 24 — John Stearns to Priscilla ITolt. 

May 27 — Richard Eastes to Betsey Bartlet. 

July 31 — Reuben Bartlet to Lydia Frost. 
" Aug. 21 — William Russell to Mehitable Kilgore. 
" Sept. 10 — Elijah Grover to Hannah Mills. 
" Oct. 8— Charles Stearns to Thankfull Bartlett. 

1793, Jan. 29 — Aaron Barton to Sally Smith. 







The following list of births, &c, was copied from the first vol- 
ume of Kittery records, and the names are printed in the same 
order in which they stand recorded. So far as practicable the or- 
thography is preserved. We have a transcript of the entire first 
volume which has been carefully compared, and we shall print 
another installment in the next number. 

Daniel Goodwin married Anna, daughter of Miles Thompson, 
Oct. 17, 1682. Children: 

Margaret, b. August 23, 1633; Daniel, b. June 13, 1685; Miles, b July 31, 16*7; 
Nathaniel, b Oct. 29, 16S9; Annie, b. April 19,1693; Samuel, b. May 24, 1695; 
James, b. July 15, 1C97; Thomas, b. Aug. 5, 1699; Sarah, b. Sept. 2, 1701; Annie, b. 
Oct. 19, 1703, died Nov. 24, 1703; Annie, b. Feb. 16, 1704. 

James Goodwin married Sarah, dau. of Miles Thompson, Dec. 

11, 1686. Children: 

Ham, b. April 12, 1637; Sarah, b. Jan. 6, 1639, died May 16, 1696; Mary, b. May 
23, 1691. % &p 

Anne, dau. of John Woodman and Mary his wife, b. Mar. 30, 
1692-3. John, b. May -1, 1606 ; Mary, b. June 1, 1705. 

Hannah, dau. of Joshua Remick and Anne his wife b. Mar. 10, 

Sarah, b. Aug. 27, 1696; Joshua, b. Sept 4, 1698; Joseph, b. Nov. 10, 1700; Ann, 
b. Oct. 19, 1702; Ichabod, b. July 27, 1704; Isaac, b. Feb. 14, 1705. 

Abagail, dau. of Nicholas Gowen and Abagail his wife, b. Sept. 

12, 1695. 

Elizabeth, b. July 5, 1697; Margtret, b. Mar. 19, 1699; Hester, b. Nov. 20, 1701; 
Nicholas, b. Nov. 12, 1703; William, b April 4, 1705; Patrick, b. March 30, 1707; 
.Anne, b. Jan 29, 1709; James, b. Feb 14, 1715 

Mary, dau. of Joseph Couch and Anne his wife, b. Jan. 3, 1696. 

Miles, son of Bartholomew Thompson, b. Feb. 15, 1689. 
Bartholomew, " " b. Dec. 7, 1690. 


John Gowen, son of William Gowen and Elizabeth his wife, b. 
'Nov. 19, 1698. 

William, b. , died Oct. 12, 1691; Elizabeth, b. ; James, b. Mar. 29, 1675; 

Margaret, b Nov. 15, 1678; Lemuel, b. Feb. 9, 1680; Sarah, b. Mar 30, 1684. 

Samuel Spinney married Elizabeth Knight, Sept. 26, 1687. 

Children : 

Samuel, b. Oct. 13, 1688; James, b. Mar. 8, 1689, died Sept. 24, 1690; John,b. July 
17, 1691; Thomas, b. July 20, 1693; James, b. Feb. 1695; Nathan, b. Sept. 27, 1697; 
Jeremiah, b. Oct. 19, 1699; David, b. Sept. 12, 1706; Jonathan, b. June 2S, 170S. 

Sarah, dau. of James Spinney and Grace his wife, b. July 19, 

Hannah, dau. of Christian Remick and Hannah his wife, b. Apr. 
25, 1656. . _ 

Mary, b. Aug. 7, 165S; Jacob, b. Nov. 23, 1660; Sarah, b. July 16, 1663; Isaac, b. 
July 20, 1665; Abraham, b June 9, 1667; Martha, b. Feb. 20, 1669; Joshua, b. July 
24, 1672; Lydia, b. Feb. 8, 1676. 

Margaret, dau. of John Adams and Amy his wife, b. June 12, 

Mary, b. Feb. 17, 1700; Sarah, b. Oct. 15, 1703; John, b. Aug. 29, 1706; Thomas, 
b. Oct. 25, 1711; Mark, b. Aug. 29, 17H. 

Katherine, dau. of Andrew Neal and Katherine his wife, b. Dec. 
4, 1695. 

John, b. Oct. 1, 1693; Andrew, b. May 4, 1701; Hannah, b. May 2, 1704; Rebecca, 
b. Jan. 20, 1706; Mary, b. Aug. 17, 170S; James, b. May 4, 1711, died Aug. 31, 1730. 

Daniel Emery married Margaret dau. of William Gowen and E. 
his wife, March 17, 1695. Children: 

Daniel, b. Jane 25, 1697; Noah, b. Dec. 11, 1699; Zechariah, b. March 12, 1704; 
Simon, b. Jan. 6, 1702; Margaret, b. March 3, 1706; Caleb, b. Oct. 17, 1710; Anna, b. 
March 19, 1712-3; Joshua, b. June 30, 1715; Tirzah, b. Sept. 19, 1717; Huldah, b. 
Aug. 4, 1720. 

Thomas Goodwin married to Mehitable dau. of Lieut. Roger 
Plaisted. Children : 

Thomas, b. July 29, 1697; Ichabod, b. June 1, 1700. 

William, son of Thomas H. and Mary his wife, b. Xov. 1, 1701. 

Lydia, b. Feb. 11, 1703; Mary, b. April 22, 1708; Ilannah, b. Feb. 22, 1710; Mar- 
gery, b. Dec. 10, 1713; Thomas, b. March 3, 1716-7; Abraham, b. Nov. 14, 1719. 


Francis, son of Francis Allen and Hannah his wife, b. April 4, 

Hannah, b. Aug. 10, 1699; Robert, b. Oct. 4, 1701; Anna, b. Sept. 4, 1703; Eliza- 
beth, b. Dec. 30, 1705; Elizabeth 2d, b. Feb. 8, 1707-S; Robert 2d, b. July 24, 1710; 
Mary, b. July 19, 1712; Jabez, b. Aug. 19, 1715; Lydia, b. July 12, 1717. 

Hannah, dau. of Joseph Wilson, b. Nov. 19, 1683. 

Joseph, b. Oct. 28, 1684; "William, b. Aug. 28, 16S7; Ruth, b. Apr. 19,1689; Gowen, 
b. Jan. 29, 1690; Agnes, b. Mar. 1, 1692; John, b. Jan. 13, 1694; Rebecca, b Feb. 
16, 1696: Deborah, b. April 19, 169S; Mary, b. Feb. 25,1700; Anna, b. Mar. 29, 1702; 
Elizabeth, b. Sept. 23, 1705. 

Mary, dau. of Benjamin Xason and Martha his wife, b. Sept. 

Benjamin, b. Oct. 10, 1691; Patience, b. Nov. 10, 1693; William, b. July 18, 1695; 
Pheby, b. Jan. 22, 1698; Hannah, b. May 2, 1700. 

Mercy, dau. of Joseph Hamond and Katherine his wife, b. — . 

George, b. Sept. 11, 1672; Dorcas, b. May; Joseph, b. Jan. 19, 1677-8. 

Andrew Lewis married Mary Hutchins, Xov. 29, 1701. Children: 

Andrew, b. April 2, 1703; Rachel, b. July 3, 1704; Mary, b. Jan. 29, 1705. 

John Cooper married Sarah Lord, Dec. 13, 1691. Children : 

Alexander, b. Deo. 28, 1697; John, b. Oct. 7, 1702; Sarah, b. Jan. 29, 1704. 

James Grant married Mary dau. of Jonathan Nason, Oct. 1693. 

Children :, b. Oct. 8, 1694, died Feb. 15, 1701; Peter, b. Dec. 14, 1696; Mary, b. Fab. 
12, 1699; Sarah, b. Sept. 12, 1701; James, b. Dec. 18, 1703. 

Abagail, dau. of John Abbott and Abagail his wife, b. Oct. 3, 

John, b. June 12, 1696; Samuel, b. March, 1699; Jonathan, b. Feb. 21, 1701; Moses, 
b. Sept. 1, 1704. 

Mr. William Pepperrell married Margery dau. of Mr. John Bray. 

Andrew, b July 21, 1681; Mary, b. Sept. 5, 1685; Margery, b. Sept. 15, 1689; Joanna, 
b. June 22, 1692; Miriam, b. Sept. 3, 1694; William, b. June 27, 1696; Dorothy, b. 
July 23, 1698; Jane, b. June 2, 1701. 

Will Fernald married Elizabeth Langdon. Children : 

Elizabeth, b. Aug. 17, 1674; William, b. Oct. 31, 1676, died Dec. 6, 1033; Tobias, b. 
Dec. 26, 1678; Margaret, b. Mar. 27, 1681 ; Temperance, b. Sept. 17, 1683; William 2d, 
b. May 11, 168G; Joseph, b. Dec. 21, 1688; Sarah, b. April 24, 1691; Lydia, b. April 


19, 1693; Benjamin, b. July 11, 1695; Nathaniel b. June 12, 1697; Ebenezer, b. Oct. 
7, 1699; Tobias 2d, b. Deo. 3, 1702. t , 


Elizabeth, dau. of Zechariah^ Emery and Elizabeth his wife, b. 
Nov. 24, 1687. * 'V 

Zechariab, b. Oct. 5, 1690. 

Philip Hubbard, sometime of Island of Jarsey,' married Eliza- 
beth dau. of Daniel Goodwin, and Relict widow of Zech. Emery, 
Dec. 22, 1692. Children : 

Philip, b. Nov. 9, 1693; John, b. Aug. 25, 1695; Elizabeth, b. Feb. 13, 1697; Moses, 
b. July 8, 1700; Aaron, b. May 4, 1702; Patience, b. March 30. 1704; Mary, b. Jan. 
25, 1705. 

Charles, son of Charles Frost, Esq. and Mary his wife, b. Wednes- 
day, Apr. 11, 1678, died Dec. 17, 1724. 

John, b. March 4, 1680, died Feb. 25, 1732. 

Sarah, dan. of Capl. Simon Wainwright of Haverhill, b. July 
17, 1682. Charles Frost, Sen., died July 4, 1697. 

Charles Frost, Jr., married Sarah Wainwright, Feb. 7, 1698-9. 

Mary, wife of Charles Frost, Sen., died Nov. 11, 1704, aged 62. 

Sarah, dau. of Charles Frost, Jr., b. Nov. 6, 1699. 

Charles, b. May 25, 1701; Mary, b. Sept. 18, 1702; Elizabeth, b. Dec. 21, 1703; 
John, b. Feb. 9, 1704; Simon, b. Mar. 8, 1705-6; Abigail, b. Xov. 10, 1707, died Jan. 
6th following; Mehitable, b. Dec. 23, 1709, died Mar. 20th following; Abagail, b. Sept. 
6, 1712; Nicholas, b. May 3, 1714, died next day. 

Mary Warren, dau. of James Warren and Mary his wife, b. 
Feb. 23, 1692. 

Margaret, b. Nov. 5, 1694; James, b. June 8, 1698; Rachel, b. Aug. 26, 1700, died 
Sept. 13, 1703; Gilbert, b. Apr. 30, 1703; John, b. Dec. 16, 1705. 

Katherine, dau. of Stephen Tobie and Hannah his wife, b. Oct. 
25, 1689. 

Samuel, b. Jan. 8, 1692; Jame3, b. Oct. 21, 1694; John, b. Jan. 2, 1699; Stephen, b. 
Jan. 3, 1702; Hannah, b. Jan. 20, 1705-6. 

. Andrew, son of Matthew Libb} r and Elizabeth his wife, b. Dec. 
9, 1700. 

Sarah, b. Sept. 8, 1702; Nathaniel, b. Nov. 2, 1704; Dorcas, b. Feb. 2, 1706; Samuel, 
b. June 5, 1709; Margaret, b. Mar. 14, 1710; Lydia, b. April 27, 1713. 



Stephen, son of Jacob Remick and Lydia his wife, b. June 16, 

Jacob, b. Mar. 6, 1690-1; John, b. Oct. 17, 1692; Samuel, b. May 28, 1694; Lydia, 
b. Jan. 9, 1696; Tabitha, b. Dec. 27, 1698; James, b. Jan. 23, 1701; Mary, b. Feb. 25, 
1703; Sarah, b. March 21, 1703-6; Timothy, b. April 9, 1709; Elizabeth, b. Aug. — , 

1710; Nathaniel, b. Dec. 16, 1712; Joseph, b. Oct. 9, 1715. 


Robert Gray and Elizabeth his wife married June 12, 1701. 

Children : 
Sarah, b. May 9, 1702; George, b. April 17, 1703; James, b. April 12, 1705. 

Moses, son of Walter Abbott and Elizabeth, wife, b. Jan. 22, 

Walter, b. April 25, 1698; Thomas, b. Aug. 12, 1700; James, b. April 4, 1704. 
William, son of William and Hannah Frye, b. Jan. 1 , 1695. 


We learn that the proceedings of the Centennial Celebration of 
the settlement of the town of Waterford, are to be published 
during the coming season, together with a brief history of the 
town and sketches of the first settlers. 


We trust that the recommendation which passed both branches 
of Congress with regard to holding local Centennial Celebrations 
during the Centennial year, may meet with popular favor. The 
proposition is, for each town to employ some suitable person to 
write up its history, to be read at a celebration on the Fourth of 
July, or on some other day, when it is not convenient to meet on 
the 4th, a copy of which is to be deposited in the archives of the 
State, in order that the progress of the nation daring its first cen- 
tury may be ascertained and preserved. Towns should move early 
in the matter. 



LIVER MORE— Matthew, Samuel, William. 

Matthew. In the " History of the Law, the Courts, and the Lawyers of Maine," it 
is stated (page S9) that Matthew Livermore removed from Watertown, Mass., his native 
place, to Portsmouth, N. II , in 172-1. He was graduated from Harvard College iu 1722, 
and for several years thereafter filled the important office of "Schoolmaster" in Water- 
town. On the ISth of February, 1725-6, he was admitted to "full communion" in the 
We3t Church, i. e. the church in the West parish, or what is now Waltham. Hence it is 
safe to conclude that his removal to Portsmouth did not take place prior to 1726. 

It is also stated in the same connection, that this Matthew was a judge of the Superior 
Court of New Hampshire. His name does not occur in the records as having held that 

Samtjel. On page 90 of the same book, it is stated that Samuel Livermore (a cousin- 
nephew of the above-named Matthew) who also resided fur several years in Portsmouth, 
and practised in the courts of New Hampshire aud Maine, was graduated at '" Princeton 
College." He was graduated from the "College of New Jersey," in 1752, which from 
1748 to 1756, inclusive, was located in Newark, and more generally thea* styled Nassau 

It is also stated by the same authority, that Samuel began practice in Portsmouth. 
He commenced practice in Waltham (formerly a part of Watertown), his native place, 
in 1756; but late in 1757, or very early in 1753, removed to Portsmouth. Ho filled the 
offices of king's attorney-general, advocate of the Court of Admiralty, member of the 
General Assembly, delegate to the Continental Congress, attorney-general and chief- 
justice of the State, representative and senator in Congress under the Federal Constitu- 
tion, and died in 1803, in Holderness, N. H., which had been his place of residence from 
the year 1775. His elder brother, Elijah, was the founder of the town of Livermore, in 

In the " History of Portland," (2d edition, page 622) the author says: " He [Samuel 
Livermore] was appointed chief-justice of the Superior Court of New Hampshire in 1792, 
and was several years chief-justice." His appointment to that office took place in 1782, 
and he held it till he was elected to Congress in 1789. 

WlLLlAH. Neither of the works above cited make meution of William Livermore, a 
younger brother of Elijah and Samuel, who was graduated from the College of New 
Jersey in 175C, and who commenced the practice of law in Falmouth (Portland) about 
the year 1760. He died there in 1761 or 1762. Under the date of August 11, 1761, 
" Smith's Journal " (edited by the late Mr. Willis) is the following entry: " Mr Liver- 
more died." The editor adds: " Probably Matthew Livermore, 1c "; but, inasmuch as 
the latter died in 1776, in Portsmouth, the entry cannot refer to him. It is possible that 
some of your correspondents in Portland will be able to find the tombstone of this Wil- 
liam Livermore, and give the inscription in full. 

Boston, Feb. 22, 1876. A. H. HOYT. 


History of Belgrade. Mr. A. E. Faught announces that he is preparing for publi- 
cation a history of the town of Belgrade, Me., with genealogies of the early families. 
This town was settled in 1774, and incorporated as the 2nd town in Maine, Feb. 3, 1796. 
It was previously called Washington Plantation. 

True Family. Henry A. True, M. D., of Marion, Ohio, a native of Unity, Me., has 
in Press a genealogy of the True Family in this country, containing about 8,000 names. 
It will also contain a very interesting account of the early history of Sailisbury, Mass. 
The list will include ten generations from Henry True, who came from England and 
settled in Salem, Mass., in 1644. 

Wife of Lemuel Pf.rham. In the notes to the article entitled Perham Family, in the 
December number of the Genealogist, 'the name of tho wife of Lemuel Perham, son of 
Benjamin, is left blank. Her maiden name was Mary Butterfield. 

Guilford, Vt. L. L. T. 

Muster Roll. The following roll was found among the papers of the late Jonathan 

'•A list of the men mustered by Stephen Smith, Muster Master, on the 24th day of July, 
1777. In Colol. MacCob's Regent. In Brigadier Genr'l Warner's Brigade, viz: 

Josseph Averil, James O'Brian, Nathan Andrewes, David Libbee, Bartho'y Bryant, 
Joseph Getchel, Josiah Libbee, William Mills, Jonathan Woodruff, Peter Coldbrouth, 
James Dilliway, Henery Dilliway fifer, John Yong, James Foster, John Berry Jun'r, 
Bennin Foster, Nethaniel Cos, William Mitchel, Xemiah Small, Daniel Small, Noah 
Mitchel, George Tinney, Mathias Whitney, Joseph Libbee, Dauiel Merrit, Shubal 
Hinkly, Abraham Allen, Samuel Reynolds, William Kelley, John Gardner." 

J. W. P. 

The following paper was found among the papers of Col. Jonathan Eddy of Edding- 


"Portland, December, 1S02. 

Sir, RELYING on the importance of the object, to induce a sufficient subscription 
for defraying tho expence of obtaining the courses and distance of the Roads from Ports- 
mouth to this place, and from hence to Augusta — The Committee who sometime since 
forwarded you a Subscription Paper for that purpose, employed a gentleman to perform 
that business: he has made returns of his doings, which will be laid befure the General 
Court at the approaching session. 

The Committee being desirous of making speedy payment to him for hi3 services, re- 
quest that whatever you may have collected, you would forward by tho mail as soon as 
may be; together with the names of thuse gentlemen who wish in any degree to be con- 
cerned in the Turnpike on the plan proposed, in case an act of incorporation should be 
obtained thereon. 

By order of the Committee. 

I am, Your very humble servant, 

Burlington, Me. J. W. P. 

Clark. The Clarks who first settled in China were of Nantucket. From thence they 
moved to Nova Scotia, date not known. The following brief extract from an old diary 
tells when they came to China: 

" Sailed from Nova Scotia, Nov. 13, 1773, Saturday ; arrived in the Kennebec the ICth ; 
^got as far as the Nantucket House in Pownalboro' the 20th; got up as far as Smith's in 



Cebossee the 21st; got np as far as the mills, and the ice came down and tore us very 
bad, but we got in shore and got our families into Mr. Philbrook's house and staid until 
March 13th, 1774. Moved back as far as Gatchell's Camp in Vassalboro', and Apr. 13th 
moved our families on our own lots in Jones' Plantation," (China). 

The wife of Edmund Clark was Rachel Coffin, born in Nantucket. Her mother was a 
Folgier and said to be a sister of the mother of Benjamin Franklin; they claim descent 
from Capt. Miles Standish. Edmund and Rachel Clark were the parents of Anna Clark 
the first white child born in China. She was born Nov. 20, 177-4, and married Peter 
Pray, and was the mother of Deane Pray, Esq., of Augusta. 

Rev. John Newmarch. The following is the inscription on the head-stone standing 
near the grave of the Rev. John Newmarch in Kittery: 

" Rev John Newmarch, the first Pastor of the first Congregational Church in Kittery 
died Jan. 15, 1754, aged 81 years. 

lie graduated at Harvard, in 1G90, commenced his ministrv in. Kittery as early a3 
April, 1695, was ordained Pastor of the church Nov. 4, 1714, and continued his Pastorate 
nntil 1751." 

Lawrence, Mass. N. J. H. 

Eddy. Jonathan Eddy, the founder of Eddington, Maine, a native of Norton, Mas3., 
was in the French War at Nova Scotia, a captain. I have his order-book, and I copy 
the following, which may be of interest: 

" Fort Cumberland, N. S., July 21 , 1759. 

Whereas, The Soldiers now in Garrison belonging to the province of Massachusetts 
Bay have Tefused to be at the trifling expense of 2d pr. week each man to have their 
Mollasses brew'd into Beer, and had insisted upon having Mollasses delivered to them 
under pretence of their Brewing it themselves, which they have been Indulged in some 
time that they might do so, and it appearing now that instead of using the Mollasses in 
that way which the Government aforesaid designed, they eat it with their victuals to the 
prejudice of their health, therefore no more Mollasses is to bo Delivered them, and Capt. 
Livermore, Commissary of said Province Stores, will please to govern himself Accordingly. 

Aug. 3d, 1759. On the 21st of July last an order was Issued Debarring the Soldiers 
in Garrison of Mollasses which they had accustomed themselves to eat, notwithstanding 
it was the design of the Government it should be with spruce Brew'd into Beer, which is 
a very healthy Drink, which some of the Soldiers say if they may have Mollasses they 
will use it in that manner. In order to see if they will, Capt. Livermore, Commissary 
of Massachusetts, has Liberty to issue mollasses to the Troops in the pay of the Prov- 
ince, therefore, said order Mollasses Standing — But as the Soldiers have Such a propensity 
of Eating Mollasses which I have found by Long Experience is very prejudicial to their 
health, the Captains and other officers in Garrison are hereby Directed to use their ut- 
most Endeavors to Cause the Mollasses that may be issued to the Troops to be used in 
Brewing Beer as aforesaid — if the Soldiers in Spight of all precautions will Eat it and 
Bring themselves into bad Habits of Body, they must own it their own faults. 

JUS FRYE, Colonel <fc Commanding Officer of the Garrison." 

Burlington, Me. J. W. P. 

ObioRNE. [Genealogist and Biographer, p 42.] 

** Jotham Dihf>nn" should be Jothatn Odiorne. This Jotham was a son of Jotham and 
Sarah (Bassum) Odiore of Newcastle, N. H., and grandson of John and Mary (Johnson) 
Odiorne of that place. He was born in Newcastle, in 1703, and died in Portsmouth, 
May ly, 1751. His wife, Mehitable Cutt, was a daughter of Robert Cutt of Kittery by 


his wife Dorcas Hamond (or Hamons, or Hammond). The last named was a daughter of 
Joseph Hammond of Kittery, who was a son of Joseph of Wells (afterward of Kittery), 
who was a son of William of Wells, 1656. 

** Charles Iseley," p. 40. I am inclined to think should be Charles Bsley. 

Boston, Dec, 1S75. A. H. HOTT. 

Benjamin Joxes Porter. He was the son cf Major Billy Porter; was born in Bev- 
erly, Mass., 20 September 1763; died Camden, Maine, 18 August 1S47. After com- 
pleting his academical course at Byfisld Academy, he studied medicine with his uncle, 
Dr. Jones, a Surgeon in the Continental Army. Was commisioned surgeon's mate in 
Tupper's (11th) Regiment 10 April 17S0; in H. Jackson's (4th) Regiment in 1783. 
Afterwards practised medicine successively in Scarborough, Westbrook and Portland, 
Maine; and became a partner with Hon. William King in the lumbering business in 
Topsbam, whence in the fall of 1829, he removed to Camden, Maine. He sustained 
severe losses in consequence of the embargo, and by the freshet of IS 14 on the Andros- 
coggin River. Prior to this he was one of the Governor's Council, and was also Senator 
from Lincoln county. Dr. Porter was a man of rare conversational powers, and great 
suavity of manners. Honorary A. M. of Bowdoin College 1809: Fellow and Treasurer 

He married Elizabeth L., sister of Hon. Rufus and Hon. William King, and had six 
children, of whom were — William King, Counsellor at La>v, Turner, Me., Charles R. of 
Bath, Me., Rufus King Jones, of Kingfield, Me., Mary (unmarried), Benjamin Jones, 
Post Master, Camden, Me. 

From " Memorials of the Society of the Cincinnati o; Massachusetts, by Francis S. 
Drake, 1873." N. J. H. 

The following is from a Volume of Records in the Office of the Secretary of the Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts, entitled — 

"Colonial Vol. 2 1629 to 1720 " Pages 337 to 339. 

Sr Edmond Andross, Knt Seignr of Sousmares, Lieut <fc Governor Generall under his 
Roy'll highnesse of New York & Pemaquid «fc other Territories in America. 

Whe-eas several ffamilies driven from their Houses and habitations in this River and 
parts adjacent and their said Houses and Habitations destroyed during the late Indian 
Warr, being now residing upon this small fnshing Island of Sagadahoc, above sixty per- 
eons, where is neither room nor approvable land for their subsistence (as also) John 
Ulring, having made application unto me desiring a tract of unimproved land upon the 
Southward end of Rouswick Island, where they may settle a Township and not Stragling, 
for the present reserving their rights to their former plantations or Improvements. 

I do hereby in his Majesties mime grant it confirm unto John Ryford, Lawrence Denis, 
John Buttery, Thomas Parker, John Cock, J"hn Parker, Wm Bickford, David Oliver, 
James Twisdell, vVm. Baker, Henry Comes, Hosa Mallet, John Uerring, Andrew Big- 
ford, John Breame, John Cole, Edward Webber, Jame3 Uerring, John Cock, Jr., Fran- 
cis, Lowd, William Hones, John Roly, John Bishop, Lawrance Bickford, Jesper Miller, 
& John Moulton, and others in the condition, their heirs, associates or successors to 
settle a Township upon the said Scutherne end of said Island Rouswick, not Improved, 
a little above or Northward of the first Marsh or Meadow Ground upon the Maine River 
or Western side of said Island, <fcc. ********** Given under my 
hand and seal at Saccadahocc this sixth day of September, One thousand six hundred 
and seventy nine (1679) and in the one and thirtieth year of bis Majesties reign. 


Weymouth, Mass. J. J. LOUD. 



Maine Genealogical and Biographical Society.— The aimual 
meeting of the Maine Genealogical and Biographical Society was 
holden on the 25th of January, as required by the by-laws. Presi- 
dent North presided. The reports of the preceding meetings were 
read and approved. The Secretary also made reports respecting 
the Maine Genealogist and Biographer, exchanges, donations, &c, 
which were accepted and placed on file. 

The following officers were elected for the ensuing year : Presi- 
dent, Hon. James W. North of Augusta; Vice President, Hon. 
Samuel Titcomb of Augusta; Treasurer, Charles E. Nash, Au- 
gusta; Secretary and Librarian, William B. Lapham, Augusta; 
Standing Committee, S. L. Boardman, Augusta, Joseph W. Por- 
ter, Burlington, George A. Wheeler, Castine, G. M. Bodge of 
Deering, and J. G. Elder of Lewiston. 

It was voted to adopt the Maine Genealogist as the organ of 
the Society, and that Wm. B. Lapham, M. D., of Augusta, be its 
editor. J. W. North, Samuel Titcomb and S. L. Boardman were 
chosen advisory publishing committee. 

The following members were duly elected : 

Resident Members — lion. Richard D. Rice, Augusta; Wm. S. 
Badger, Augusta; Edward Eastman, Saco ; Howard Owen, Au- 
gusta; II. W. Bryant, Portland; Thomas L. Bradford, M. D., 
Skowhegan ; J. Lufkin Douglass, Bath ; A. W. Corliss, North 

Corresponding Members — John Ward Dean, Boston, Mass.; 
Charles W. Tuttle, Boston; Albert H. Hoyt, A. M., Boston; 
Rev. Edmund F. Slafter, Boston ; J. Wingate Thornton, Boston ; 
Wm. B. Towne, A. M., Milford, N. H.; J. J. Loud, Weymouth, 
Mass. ; Alfred Poor, Salem, Mass. ; Prof. C. E. Hamlen, Cam- 
bridge, Mass. ; Robert B. Hall, New York ; Cyrus Woodman, 
A. M., Cambridge, Mass.; Marcus D. Gilman, Montpelier, Yt. 

Honorary Members — Hon. Marshall P. Wilder, Boston. 

The thanks of the Society were voted to the donors of books as 
reported by the Librarian. 


New England Historic-Gexealogical Society. — The aimual 
meeting was holden at the Society's rooms, No. IS, Somerset St., 
Boston, January 5th. An able and interesting address was deliv- 
ered by the President, Hon. Marshall P. Wilder of Boston. The 
old officers were mostly re-elected. Hon. Marshall P. Wilder is 
President, Rev. Edmund F. Slafter, Corresponding, and David G. 
Haskins, Jr., A. M., Recording Secretaries ; Beuj. B. Torrey of 
Boston, Treasurer ; Rev. Samuel Cutler, Boston, Historiographer, 
and John Ward Dean, A. M., Librarian. Hon. Israel Washburn, 
Jr., is the Vice President for Maine. The Librarian reported the 
donations to the Society the past year as follows : Bound vol- 
umes, 12,337 ; pamphlets, 40,414. 
J . Albert H. Hoyt, A. M., Editor of the Register for the past eight 

years, resigned, and John Ward Dean was elected to fill the 



The next and fourth number of this Journal will be published in 
June, and upon the issuance of that number we shall have fulfilled 
our obligations to our patrons. Whether it shall be continued 
another year depends upon those who are interested in our work. 
If we can keep our present list of subscribers and add fifty new 
names, we shall continue the publication another year. We started 
the enterprize as an experiment, and our encouragement up to the 
present time has equalled our expectations, although our receipts 
have fallen somewhat below our expenses. We have no doubt that 
each one of our subscribers by a little effort could obtain a new 
name, which would double our present list and insure the publica- 
tion another year. Will they show their interest in the cause by 
making such an effort? There is a vast amount of material re- 
lating to family history scattered through the State, which if not 
soon gathered up will be forever lost. We are under great obli- 
gations to those who have shown an interest in the success of this 
publication, many of whom reside in other States. We send the 
Genealogist to Arizona, Colorado, Washington Territory and Utah, 
and a large per cent, of our subscribers are in Massachusetts. 
Their kind words of encouragement will ever be gratefully remem- 
bered, whatever may be the future of the Genealogist and Biog- 



Philander Coburn, Esq., who has been one of the most enter- 
prising and successful business men of the State, died at his late 
residence in Skowhegan, on Wednesday, March 8th, aged 69 years. 
lie was the brother and business partner of Hon. Abner Coburn, 
once Governor of Maine, and together they were extensive owners 
of timber lands, and reported the wealthiest men iu the State. 
The partnership has existed for nearly half a century, during which 
they have had an equal interest and kept everything in common. 
The deceased spent his early years on the farm in Bloomfield, one 
of a large family, all but three of whom have passed away. His 
father, Eleazer Coburn, Esq., was a surveyor, and the two brothers 
Abner and Philander, early became associated with him in the 
lumber business, and the experience of the father in the woods 
enabled them to select valuable tracts of timber land, and they pur- 
chased all their means would admit of and never sold any. At the 
death of their father, which occurred Jan. 9, 1845, they had ac- 
quired quite extensive tracts, and have been adding to it ever 
since. It was said at the funeral, that during the long partnership 
of the two brothers, no unkind word ever passed between them. 
Philander's part of the business was to explore the land and super- 
intend the cutting, hauling in and surveying of the lumber. He 
was a man of wonderful physical endurance, and no man ever 
could excel him in tramping through the woods. He was social 
in his habits, and possessed remarkable conversational powers ; 
consequently he was very popular. His death is a great loss to 
the community where he lived. 

As we have already stated, Mr. Coburn was the son of Eleazer 
Coburn, Esq., and of Mary Weston, daughter of "Esquire" Wes- 
ton, formerly a prominent citizen of Bloomfield. Eleazer was the 
son of Eleazer Coburn, who came from Dracut, Mass., and was 
among the early settlers in Canaan. At the time of his emigra- 
tion his son Eleazor, Jr., was only a child. Neither of the partner 
brothers was ever married. 

In the History of Bloomfield by Mr. Hanson, we find the fol- 
lowing: u To the Coburn family, more than to any others, belongs 
the credit of much of the prosperity of Bloomfield and Skowhe- 
gan ; and, indeed, the entire county is benefitted by their business 
talent and enterprise. They are men of wealth, unblemished in- 
tegrity, and of business talents rarely equalled. Their efforts are 
public spirited, and are directed to the general welfare." 





List of the original members of the North Yarmouth (Maine) 
Light Infantry Company, which was orgauized under orders dated 
March 1st, 1805, Militia of Massachusetts, and attached to the 
2d Regiment, Col. Charles Thomas, 2d Brigade, Brigadier General 
Nathaniel C. Allen, 6th Division. 

Alford Richardson, fCapt.) 
Edward Russell, (Lieut.) 
James Currier, 
Isaac II. Bailey, 
Amasa Baker, (Ensign) 
John Merrill, 
Nathan B. Smith, 
Adams True, 
Asa Humphrey, (Sergt.) 
Sim 11 Stnbbs, 
■ Stephen Greenlief, 
Amos Storer, 
Nathan Oaks, 
Daniel Mitchell, Jr. 
Joseph Thomas, 
Rich'd Loring, 3d, 
Asa Worthley, 
John Worthley, Jr. (Sergt.) 
Reuben Humphrey, 
Joseph Woods, 
John Nelson, 
Benj'm Gooch, 
Benj'm Pratt, 
Charles Cutter, 
Jere'h Stubbs, Jr. 
En os By ram, 
David Seabury, 
Will'm Davis, 
Asa Bisbee, 
Lyman Child, 
Isaac Brown, 
Rufus Gooch, 
Russell Brown, 
John Blanchard, 
Nath'l True, 
niram Hatch, (Sergt.) 
Reuben By ram, (Drummer.) 
Will'm Gooding, 
John Gooding, 
Solomon Winslow, 

Benj'm Mitchell, 
Windborn A. Snell, 
John Cutter, 
Justin Worthlev, 
Will'm Parsons, 
John Hale, 
Sam'l Warren, 
John Seabury, 
Bradbury,. True, 
Elias Jacobs, 
Francis Greely, 
Hervey Stetson, 
Asa Lufkin, 
Charles C. Mitchell, 
Nath'l Foster, (Sergt.) 
Bela Blanchard, 
Artemas Bo wen, 
Benj'm Mitchell, Jr. 
Hezekiab Corliss, 
Dan'l Clark, 
Will'm Seabury, 
Timothey Worthley, 
Asa Mitchell, 
John Thomas, Jr., 
Dan'l Smith, 
Humphrey Merrill, 
Joseph Smith, 
Henry S. Swazy, 
Sam'l Corliss, 
Benj'n Humphrey, 
Benj'n Seabury, 
Reuben Brown, 
Isaiah Mitchell, 
Nathan Beals, 
Thomas Gooch, 
Lewis Worthley, 
David True, Jr. 
Reuben Blanchard, 
Jeremiah Baker. 





The following is a list of the books, pamphlets and maps which 
relate directly or indirectly to the town of Buxton, Maine : 

A list of some of the descendants of Mr. Edward Woodman, 
who settled at Newbury, Mass. A. D. 1635. Compiled by Joshua 
Coffin. Printed for Cyrus Woodman. 1855. 

The Records of the Church of Christ in Buxton, Me., during the 
pastorate of Rev. Paul Coffin, D. D. Printed for Cyrus Woodman. 

Records of the proprietors of Narraganset Township, No. 1, 
now the town of Buxton, Maine, &c, with a documentary intro- 
duction and notes, by Capt. Wm. F. Goodwin. 

The Woodmans of Buxton, Maine, by Cyrus Woodman. 1874. 

A Report of the proceedings at the Celebration of the first Cen- 
tennial Anniversary of the incorporation of the town of Buxton, 
1872. Edited by J. M. Marshall. Printed 1874. 

" Map of Buxton, Maine, by Daniel Dennett, 1870." Published 
1871. Mounted. Historically valuable as showing the sites of the 
dwellings of many of the early settlers. 

Another map of Buxton, by Daniel Dennett, from surveys made 
in 1852-3. Published in 1S72. Historically valuable as showing 
the sites of the residences of the inhabitauts of Buxton at the time 
of the surveys. Mounted. 

An Address delivered at Buxton in 1850, by Rev. Nathaniel 
West Williams, at the first Centennial Celebration of the settle- 
ment of the town. 

Memoir and Journals of Rev'd Dr. Paul Coffin's, in Yol. iv. of 
the Collections of the Maine Historical Society'. Of which one 
hundred copies were bound up separately. 

A Biographical Sketch of Rev. Dr. Coffin, written by his son 
Charley, and printed in " The New World," Vol.viii. No. 9. March 
2, 1844. Printed in New York. 

A Sermon by Dr. Coffin, "with the charge and right hand/' at 
the ordination of Rev. Jonathan Cogswell at Saco, October 24, 

An Annual Election by Dr. Coffin, delivered in Boston, 1799. 

Sermon at the funeral of Rev. Dr. Coffiu, by Nathaniel H. 
Fletcher. Kennebunk, 1821. 

Sermon at the ordination in Buxton of Rev. Abner Flanders, in 
1802. Printed at Portsmouth, N. H., 1803. 

Address on Intemperance, by Rev. Levi Loring of Buxton. 
Delivered at Buxton, 1828. Printed in Portland, 1828. 




The Librarian of the Maine Genealogical and Biographical 
Society acknowledges the receipt of the following books, pre- 
sented to the Society : 

Registration Reports, Vermont; 16 vols Presented by the 
Vermont State Librarian. 

Transactions of the Vermont Historical Society, 2 vols.; Records 
of Governor and Council, 3 vols ; Capture of Ticonderoga, 1 vol. 
Presented by Vermont Historical Society, through Hon. M. D. 
Gilman, Secretary. 

Documentary History of New York, 4 vols. Presented by Charles 
L. Woodward, New York. 

History of Raymond, N. H., by Joseph Fullonton. Presented 
by the author. 

Records of Proprietors of Narragansett Xo, 1, (Buxton); Cen- 
tennial Celebration at Buxton ; Cleaveland's Centennial Discourse, 
First Century of Dummer Academy ; Memoir and Journals of Rev. 
Paul Coffin ; Woodmans of Buxton ; Records of the Church" of 
Christ in Buxton; also four pamphlets aud two maps relating to 
Buxton; all the above presented by Hon. Cyrus Woodman, Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 

Genealogy of the Rawlins or Rollins Family, by Hon. John R. 
Rollins, Lawrence, Mass.; presented by the author. 

Genealogy of the Descendants of Reginald Foster of Ipswich, 
Mass., 1634, by Dr. Edward J. Foster, Charlestown, Mass.; pre- 
sented by the author. 


o » e * ♦ 

Angusta, Me., June, 1876. 
Vol. I No. 4. 




William Shurtleff, 1 * who is supposed to be the ancestor of all 
the New England ShurtlefFs, was apprenticed f for the term of 
eleven years, to Thomas Clark, carpenter, of Plymouth, Sept. 2, 
1634. This is the first notice of him in Plymouth Colony records. 
It is supposed that he came from Yorkshire, but the circumstances 
of his parentage, emigration, &c, are unknown at the present 
time. He was able to bear arms in Plymouth in 1643. He was 
married in 1655 to Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas and Ann Lettice 
of Plymouth. He moved to Marshfield about 16G0, and is named 
with the freemen in 1664. His dwelling was burned early in 1G66, 

Note. — The materials for this sketch of the Shurtleff Family were collected by James 
Page Richardson of Portland, while a student in Harvard College. He wa3 the son of 
Roswell M. and Ann II. (Hapgood) Richardson of Portland. He graduated at Harvard 
in the cla.-s of 1S72, and died of fever September 8th of that year. He was a young 
man of much promise, and his early death was much regretted. It may be proper to 
state that ycung Richardson had access to the records of the Shurtleff Family, which 
had been collected by the late Dr. X. B. Shurtleff of Boston. In Mr. Richardson's 
arrangement the two lines of William and Abiel were carried along separately, which 
made it necessary to rewrite and rearrange, and somewhat abridge the article, to adapt 
it to this Journal — Editor. 

* The name in old records is variously written — Shetle, Shirtley and Shurtleff. 
t Rather apprenticed himself. 


and the family found an asylum iu the house of John Phillips. 
While there, June 23, 16G6, during a violent thunder storm, the 
house' was struck by lightning and Mr. Shurtleff was instantly 
killed. He was holding one of his boys in his arms at the time, 
who was uninjured. A third son, who was named Abiel, i. e., 
"God, my Father," was born soon after his father's death. 

Children : 

2. i William, b. 1657. 

3. ii Thomas, b. . 

4. iii Abiel, b. 1666. 

2. William 2 * resided in Fly mouth, where he was captain of the 
training band, selectman, town treasurer, delegate to the provin- 
cial assembly, and a prominent citizen. He married, 1683, Susan- 
na, daughter of Barnabas, and grand-daughter of Rev. John 
Lothrop,who was born in Barnstable, Feb. 23, 1C64-5, and died in 
Plympton, August 9, 1726. Mr. Shurtleff lived in that part of 
Plymouth which in 1707 was incorporated as Plympton. Children: 

5. i Jabez, fa. April 22, 1634. 

6. ii Thomas, b. March 16, 16S7. 

7. iii William, b. April 4, 1689. 
8 iv Susanna, bap. 1691. 
9. v John, b. June, 1693. 

10. vi Barnabas, b. March 17, 1095-6. 

11. vii Ickabod, b. November 8, 1697. 

12. viii Jacob, bip. August 11, 1693. 

13. ix Elizabeth, b. May 28, 1699. 

14. x Mary, b. December 22, 1700. 

15. xi Sarah, b. June 8, 1702; m. Ignatius Loriog. 

16. xii Samuel, b. , . 

17. siii Abigail, b. , in. (probably) Lazarus Sampson. 

18. siv Nathaniel, b. December 2, 1707. 

4. Abiel 2 lived in Plymouth, where he held many important town 
offices. He was married, in January, 1695-6, to Lydia, daughter 
of Jonathan and Elizabeth Barnes He died in Carver, Oct. 28, 
1732, and his wife died Sept. 10, 1727. Children : 

19. i James, b. November 16, 1696. 

20. ii Elizahth, b. December 6, 1698, m. 1st, Joseph Vaughn of Carrer; 2d, Jona- 
than Shaw of Carver. 

21. iii Lydia, b. February 29, 1700-1; m. Barnabas Atwood. 

22. iv David, b. June 1, 1703. 

23. v Hannah, b. July — , 1705; no. Caleb Cook. 

♦The following is tho inscription on his tombstone on Bnrying Hill in Plymouth : 
"Here Lyes ye Body of Capt. William Shurtleff, who Dec. Feb. the 4th, 1729, In the 
72d year Of His Age." 


24. vi John, b. November 8, 1T07. 

25. vii Benjamin, b. April 17, 1710. 

26. viii William, b. September S. 1713. 

27. ix Joseph, b. January 22, 1715-16. 

28. x Abiel, b. October 23, 1717. 

5. Jabez, 3 Capt., m. in Plymouth, Feb. 19, 1112-13, Mary, d of 
Return Waite of Boston. lie died Jan. 24, 1161. Children: 

29. i Mary, b. , 1717. 

30. ii Jabez, b. , 1719. 

6. Thomas 3 b. March 16, 1687, m. in Plympton, July 29, 1708, 
Phebe, d. of Jonathan and Mehitable (Pratt) Shaw, b. May 10, 
1690. Children: 

31. i Mary, b. April 23, 1709. 

32. ii Susanna, b. April 23, 1712; d. July 17, 1728. 

33. iii Thomas, b. July 5, 1714; m. Mercy Warren. 

34. iv Mehitable, b. August 30, 1716. 

35. v Phebe, b. August 30, 1718. 

36. vi William, b. November 26, 1723. 

37. vii Elizabeth, b. June 26, 1725. 

38. viii Barnabas, b. November 4, 1725 (?). 

39. ix Thankful, b. October 15, 1726. 

40. x Jonathan, b. December 4, 1727. 

41. xi Ichabod, b. , . 

7. William 3 , Rev., graduated Harvard College, 1717 (?), m. 
June 11, 1713, Mary, d. of Theodore Atkinson ; ordained at New- 
castle ; installed at Portsmouth, N. H., Feb. 21, 1733; d. May 9, 
1747. No issue. 

9. John 3 , m. in Plympton, March 23, 1726-7, Sarah, d. of Benoni 
Lucas and widow of John Carver. lie moved to Hebron, Ct., and 
from thence to Bolton. Died at Eastbury in 17 82. Children : 

42. i Susanna, b December 5, 1727; m. Griawold. 

43. ii William, b. April 7, 1730. 

44. iii Benoni, b April 7, 1730. 

45. iv Mary, b. August 29, 1732; m. Bush. 

46. v Lothrop, b. December 21, 1735. 

47. vi Lucy, b. , ; m. Crane. 

48. vii Amos, b. . 

49. viii Jjnathin, b. , 1741; m, Abigail Lord. 

50. ix Lemuel, b. . 

51. x John, b. . 

10. Barnabas 3 was married in Plympton, March 16, 1726-7, to 
Jemima Adams, who was born in Kingston, Jan. 12, 1700-7, and 
d. Nov. 26, 1773. He died May 18, 1759. Children : 


52. i Susannah, b. January 12, 1727-8; m. Nathaniel Atwood. 

63. ii Jemima, b. July 24, 1730: m. Eben Liwrence. 

54. iii Barnabas, b. November 23, 1733; d. September 20, 1745. 

55. iv Molly, b. November 24, 1735; d. September 26, 1745. 
/ 56. T Francis, b. April 8, 173S; m Mary Shaw. 

57. vi Cahb, b. November 12, 1740; d. September 20, 1745. 

58. vii Elizabeth, b. June 27, 1740; m. Hezekiah Cole. 

59. viii Molly, b. November 1, 1747; m. Isaac Perkins. 

60. ix Barnabas, b. June 3, 1750; m. Phebe Harlow. 

1G. Samuel 3 , m. in Plymouth, about 1735, Abigail . The 

children were born in Plympton, except Lucy, who was born in 
Marshfield after her parents moved there. Children : 

61. i Joseph, b. October 26, 1736. 

62. ii Samuel, b. June 3, 1733. 

63. iii Elizabeth, (?) b. July 23, 1740; m. Joseph Sherman. 
6-1. iv Huldah, b. March 23, 1741-2. 

65. v Abigail, b. November 15, 1745. 

66. vi Lucy, bap. in Duxbury, Mar. 16, 174S-9; m. in Marshfield, Mar. 16, 1768, 
to Joseph Lapham,* who d. in 1S29, aged 80. 

18. Nathaniel 3 , m. in Plymouth, January 1, 1738-9, Lydia, d. of 
Thomas and Lydia Branch. Children: 

67. i Nathaniel, b. , 1739. 

68. ii Lydia, b. 1741; d. October 31, 1809. 
69 iii Thomas, b. 1743. 

70. iv Sarah, b. 1745. 

71. v Mercy, b. 1747. 

72. vi Thankful, b. 1749; d. July 10, 1707. 

73. vii Nathaniel, b. 1751. 

74. viii William, b. 1753. 

75. ix Sarah, b. 1755. 

76. x Mary, b. 1759. 

77. xi Patience, b. 1762. 

10. James 3 was a cordwainer at Plympton ; m. 1st. August 14, 
1734, to Faith, d. of Jeremiah Jackson, who was b. in 1716, and d. 
March 28, 1743. James in. for 2d wife, Joanna Tupper. He died 
Sept. 17, 17CG. Children: 

78. i Lydia, b. June l\>, 1735; d. August 19, 17C4. 

79. ii Lydia, b. ; m. John Cornish. 

* Son of Joseph 4 and Abigail (Joyce) Lapham; grandson of Joseph 3 and Abigail 
(Sherman) Lnpham; great-grandson of Thomas- and Lapham; and great-great- 
grandson of Thomas 1 Lapham, who was at Scituate in 1C35, and two years later m. Mary, 
d. of Elder Nathaniel Tilden. The children of Joseph and Lucy (Shurtleff) Lapham 
were: i, Abigail, b. Nov. 16, 176*; ii, Jabez S., b. ^ept. 5, 1770; iii, Lucy, b. April 
30, 1772; iv, Betsey, b. April 1, 1775; v, Thomas, b. Oct. 14, 1777; vi, Sarah, b. April 
10, 1782; vii, Joseph, b. Sept. 4, 17S4; viii, James, b. July 22, 1787; ix, Lucy, b. 
Sept. 6, 1789; x, Elisha, b. July 24, 1792. 




80. iii Elizabeth, b. February 15, 1736-7; m. Dr. Ephraim Spooner. 

81. iv Hannah, b. January 11, 1739-40; m. James Baker. 

82. v Mary, b. April 1, 1.741; d. young. 

83. vi Faith, b. March 25, 1745; m. Robert Slocum. 

84. vii James, b. . 

22. David 3 m. October 14, 1731, Bethiah Lucas, d. of Benoni 
and Repentance Lucas. lie d. April, 17S6. Children: 

85. i Abiel, b. March 11, 1733-4. 

24. John 3 , b. November 8, 1707, m. in Plvrapton, April 18, 1734, 
Abigail Fuller. lie was of Carver and Attleboro, and moved to 
Connecticut. Children : 

86. i Sylvanus, b. January 11, 1734-5. 

87. ii Silas, b. about 1737, in Attleboro. 

88. iii James, b. ; d. in French war. 

89. iv Drusilla, b. . 

25. Benjamin 3 m. 1st, Hannah Dimon of Bristol, R. I., b. April 

26. 1711, d. June 29, 1740; m. 2d, Susannah, d. of Josiah Cush- 
man. Children : 

90. i Hannah, b. March 23, 1746; m. Joseph Elliot. 

91. ii Benjamin, b. 0-tober 14, 1748. 

92. iii Susanna, b. February 1, 1751. 

93. iv Ruth, b. July 25, 1753; m. Elias Nye. 

2G. William 3 m., April 2, 1732, in Plympton, Deborah Ransom. 
lie d. December 15, 1S02, in Carver. Children: 

94. i Lydia, b. November 12, 1734; d. April 14, 1819. 

95. ii Eoinrztr, b. January 3, 1736; m. Mary Pratt. 

96. iii Peter, b. September 10, 1738; m. Rebecca Holmes. 

97. iv Sarah, b. ■ ; m. Berjunin Bagnall. 

98. v William, b. April 22, 1743; m. Ruth Shaw. 

99. vi Anna, b. August 19, 1745; m. Jabez Mi-xina. 

100. vii Jjhn, b. December 28, 1747; m. Mercy Goward. 

101. viii Isaac, b. September 5, 1750. 

102. ix Robert, b. April 1, 1753; m. Mfiry Atwood. 

103. x Dtborah, b. March 1, 1755; d. June 7, 1S45. 

104. xi Priscilla, b. December 1, 1757; d. February 22, 1798. ■ 

27. Joseph 3 m. December 9, 1712, Sarah, widow of Seth Cobb 
and dau. of Dr. Samuel Nelson. Children: 

105. i Miry, b. August 4, 1743; m. Rufus Ripley. 

106. ii Joseph, Hon., b. September 20, 1746. 

107. iii Barshua, b. May 11, 1752; m. Simccn Chandler. 


28. Abiel 3 , b. October 23, 1717, m. March 24, 1739, Lucy, dau. 
of Samuel Clark, and d. June, 1778. Children: 

108. i Abiel, b. January 1, 1740-1; d July 1, 1742. 

109. ii Abiel, b. September 15, 1742. 

110. iii Clark, b. January 7, 1744-5. 

111. iv Noah, b. Juno 12, 1747. 

112. v Lucy, b. May 20, 1750; m. Timothy Goodwin. 

113. vi Levi, b. May 14, 1754. 

114. vii Samuel, b. May 15, 1759. 

36. William 4 , b. November 26, 1723; m. 1st, Rachel ; 2d, 

Feb. 7, 1745, Sarah, dau. of John and Sarah Kennyman of North 
Bridgewater. For 3d wife he married Abigail Fuller. Children : 

115. i Content, b. 1753. 

116. ii Sylvia, b. May 7, 1755. 

117. iii William^ b. November 2, 1756; m. Elizabeth Leach. 

118. iv Silence, b. 1757. 

119. v Sarah, b. 1759. 

120. vi Amasa, b. 17C0; m. Sarah Harlow. 

121. vii Barnabas, b. 1761. 

122. viii Jonathan, b. . 

40. Jonathan 4 , b. Dec. 4, 1727, m. Nov. 1, 1750, Elizabeth, dau. 
of Giles Leach of Bridgewater. Children b. in Middleboro : 

123. i Lucy, b. October 9, 1751; m. July 11, 1769, Eleazer Cole.* 

124. ii Mary, b. June 7, 1753. 

125. iii Thomas, b. April 3, 1756. 

126. iv Simeon, b. June 23, 1758. 

127. v Elizabeth, b. February 8, 1761; m. Thomas Cowin. 

128. vi Jonathan, b. January 25, 17C4. 


129. vii Anne, b. January 10, 1706. 

130. viii Giles, b. January 19, 1768. 

131. iz Mehitable, b February 23, 1770; m. Samuel Perkins. 

132. x Phebe, b. May 22, 1774. 

41. Ichabod 4 , b. , m. Althea Washburn of Kingston. Chil- 
dren : 

133. i Abigail, b. ; married. 

134. ii Elizabeth, b. ; m. Coy of Plymouth. 

135. iii Althea, b. ; m. John Clark. 

48. William 4 , twin, m. Hannah Cady in Tolland, Vermont, about 
1753. ITe d. in Chesterfield, N. IT., Dec. 25, 1801. Children : 

♦Youngest son of Jo.-eph and Mary Cole of Plympton. Eleizar Cole was an early 
settler in Pari?, Me., and Las numerous posterity in Oxford county. Children: Calvin, 
m. Betsey Swan; Cyprian, m. 1st, Lovicy Perham; 2d, Patty Tuell; Jonathan, b. March 
14, 1793, m. Abigail Whitman; Phebe, b. October 31, 1777, m. John Billings; Lucy, m. 
Lazaru3 Hathaway; Polly, b. Sept. 30, 1733, m. Joseph Whitman; Tyla, or Silence, m. 
Gilbert Shaw. 



: . 


136. i John, b. November, 1755. 

137. ii Asnhd, b. May 25, 1757. 

138. ; .ii Amos, b. . 

139. iv Susan, b. . 

140. v Hannah, b. ; d. young. 

141. vi Hannah, b. July 9, 1765; m. Zidoc Steele. 

142. vii Sarah, b. ; m. Samuel Steele. 

113. viii Betsey, b. ; m. Eliphalet Wolcott. 

144. ix Roswdl, Rev., of Hanover, X. II., b. . 

44. Benoni 4 , b. April 7, 1730, m. 1st, Submit , who was the 

mother of five children ; 2d, Nancy Wise. He died in Barre, Vt , 
(?) about 1803. Children: 

145. i Benoni, b. 1757. 

146. ii William, b. . 

147. iii Amos, b. . • 

148. iv Troas, b. 1765. 

149. v Joel, b. 1767. 

150. vi Heman, b. . 

151. vii Jedcdiah, b. . 

152. viii John Carver, b. 1773. 

153. ix Louisa, b. . 

154. x Anna, b. . 

46. Lothrop 4 m. November 15, 1764, in Enfield, Conn., to Submit 
Terry. He d. in Compton, 0. E., April 1, 1810. Children: 

155. i Submit, b. January 29, 17C6; m. Perley Roberts. 

156. ii Molly, b. May 4, 17C8; m. Charles Scott. 

157. iii Asaph, b. January 23, 1770. 

158. iv Ascnath, b. February 23, 1772. 

159. v Amos, b. January 22, 1775. 

1C0. vi Hannah, b. May 11, 1778; m. John Stimson. 

84. James 4 m. 1773, Priscilla Torrey, and moved to Maine. 
Children : 

161. i Francis, Dr. 

1C2. ii . 

83. Abiel 4 m. in Plympton, Jan. 4, 1756, Mary Le Baron. He 
d. in Carver, Jan. 6, 1816. Children: 

163. i David, b. . 

164. ii Gideon, b. . 

165. iii Timothy, b. . 

166. iv Levi, b. . 

167. v Abiel; b. . 

168. vi Joel, b. about 1770. 

169. vii James, b.- 

170. viii Enoch, b. 

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91. Benjamin 4 m. June 7, 1773, Abigail Atwood of Carver. lie 
d. July 8, 1821. Children: 

171. i Btnjamin, b. November 7, 1774. 

106. Joseph 4 m. in Plymouth, Olive Ripley. He d. in Schenec- 
tady, N. Y., December 14, 1814. Children: 

172. i Joseph, b. July 30. 1770. 

173. ii Hezekiah, b. February 7, 1773. 

174. iii Clark, b. November 27, 1776. 

126. Simeon 5 , born in Middleboro', June 23, 1758, m. Submit 
Kingman of Bridgewater, Aug. 16, 1781. In 1796 he had moved 
to Norway, Me., his name appearing on the tax lists of that year 
as "Cimion Shertleef.' 1 lie died Nov. 2, 1808, and his widow 
marrjed Edward Baker of Waterford. She died in Paris, Jan. 31, 
1850. Children: 

175. i Simeon, b. January 2, 1782; d. in 1847 in Zanesville, O. 

176. ii Submit, b. October 22, 1784; m. Patch. 

177. iii Alva, b. May 30, 1786; m. Anna Shaw. 

178. iv Nancy, b. May 13, 17SS; d. May 14, 1790. 

179. v Walter, b. January 14, 1793; d. young 

180. vi Nancy, b. February 21, 1794; m. John Baker; d. May 5, 1823. 
1S1. vii Infant, b. December 20, 1796; d. same day. 

182. viii Jonathan, b. November 4, 1797. 

183. ix William, b. Jan. 1, 1S00; moved to Livermore, Mo., and d. there in 1844. 

184. x Sally, b. January 3, 1S02; d. young. 

185. xi Sylvan, b. February 9, 1807. 

12S. Jonathan 5 , m. December 18, 1785, Rachel Russ, and moved 
to Paris, Me., about 1797. Children : 

186. i Miry, b. October 5, 1786; in. David Clifford. 

187. ii Rachel, b. July 3. 1789; m. Haven Hall. 

188. iii Lucy, b. September 15, 1795. 

189. iv Nathan, b. December 25, 1791 (?). * ■ 

190. v Giles, b. March 3, 1798; in. Clarissa Bullen. 

191. vi Leonard, b. April 30, 1800. 

192. vii Addphus, b. July 2, 1805. 

193. viii Elizabeth L., b. March 6, ]S07; m. Sila3 Hall. 

136. John 5 , m. 1st, in Ellington, Ct., Patience Chubbuck ; 2d, 
Mrs. Ilines. lie moved to the West. Children : 

194. i J'jhn, b. . 

195. ii William, b. . 

137. Asahel m. in Ellington, Conn., Sarah Dewey of Lebanon. 
He d. in Swansea, N. II., March 24, 1830. Children: 

196. i Anni, b. January 17, 1784; m. Amasa Chapman. — ■ 

197. ii Sarah, b September 20, 1766. 







198. iii Asahel Detcey, b. September 8, 1789. 

199. iv Sophia, b. May 17, 1792; m. Thomas Tngall3 of Rindge, N. H. 

200. v Miranda, b. November 6, 1794. 

201. vi Roswell, b. August 15, 1797. 

202. vii Jane, b. June 4, 1500; m. Joel Raymond of Rindge. 

111. Roswell 5 graduated Dartmouth College iu 1799 ; m. Anna, 
dau. of Rev. Joseph Pope. He was Professor in D. C. Children : 

203. i Roswell, b. March 12, 1316; d. November 9, 1820. 

204. ii William Joseph, b. August 24, 1319; d. November 26, 1820. 

205. iii Susan A., b. January 14, 1322; m. Abner II. Brown, M. D. 

206. iv Anna P , b. ; m. Joseph Emerson. 

207. v Sarah E. y b. July, 1825; d. an infant. 

1 1«5. Benoni 5 m. 1st, Nancy Farrar, and 2d, Lucy Selfridge. 
He was the proprietor of the Shurtleff Hotel in Keene, N# H. 
Children : 

208. i Nancy, b. March 5, 1784; d. young. 

209. Ii Lucinda, b. May 29, 1786; m. Abel Wilson. 

210. iii Caroline, b August 10, 17S3; in. Dan Chapman. - 

211. iv Sophia, b. 1790; m. David Page. 

212. v Frances, b. 1792; m. Hon. Samuel S. Phelps. 

213. vi Mary, b. 1794; m. J. P. Andros. 

214. vii Ijouisa, b. May 2, 1797; m. Levi Brown. 

215. viii Harrift, b. January 4, 1S01; m. Nathan Wood. 

216. ix John F., b. 1S03; d. 1840, in Savannah, Ga. 

217. x Jonas B., b. June 11, 1805. 

218. xi George G., b. 1806; drowned at sea, 1840. 

219. xii Nancy, b. 1313; d. young. 

14.8. Troas 5 m. Annie Taylor. Moved from Pelham, Mass., to 
Berlin, Vt., where he lived and died. Children : 

220. i Taylor, b. - ; d. young. 

221. ii Louisa, b. November 25, 1794; m. Moses Bailey. 

222. iii Tilea, b. May 1, 1793; m. Asa Dodge. 

223. iv Benjamin, b. September 3, 1803. 
221. v Otis, b. July 15, 1308. 

149. Joel 5 , b. 17G7, m. Eunice Scott of Barre, Yt. ; moved to 
Compton, 0. E., about 1800. Children : 

225. i CaUb, b. May 7, 1790; d. August 25, 1854. 

226. ii MthitaUe* b. May 19, 1792, in Berlin, Vt. . 

227. iii Susan, b. 1794; m. Dr. Ame3. 

♦She married, 1811, S.imuel Richardson, son of David and Polly (Dearborn) Rich- 
ardson. She d. August 28, 1S42, at Compton, C E They had seven children, viz.: 
i Su^an A., b. Feb. 29, 1812; ii Roswell M., b. April 7, 1814, who m. Ann II. Hap- 
good, and ha3 been a merchant in Portland, and Mayor in 1S75; had James Page, b. 
Nov. 23, 1351, graduated at Harvard College, June, 1872, d. Sept. 8, 1872, and two 


228. iv Sarah, b. 1796; m. Francis Hope. 

229. v Jotl, b. December 31, 1T9S; m. Mary Little. 

230. vi Eunice, b. 1S00; in. George Gallup. 

231. vii Lyman, b. IS04; d. February 6, 1854. 

232. viii Otis, b. July 31, 1S06. 

233. is. Adaline, b. 1809; m. Philenos Kinsman. 

151. Jedediah 5 b. , m. Lucy Newell. Children : 

234. i Otis, b. September 15, 1787; m. Lydia Hinckley. 

235. ii Clarissa, b. October 10, 1790. 
23G iii Thomas N. t b. April 2, 1796. 
237. iv Fairman J\\, b. April 28, 1799. 

lot}. John C. 5 m. Jenny Taylor. He d. in November, 1814. 
Children : 



238. i Anna, b. ; m. John Parks. 

239. ii Roxanna, b. ; m. Ebenezer Eastman. 

2-40. iii Bttsey,b. ; m. Charles Kellogg. 

241. iv Submit, b. ; m. John B. McLane. 

242. v Fanny, b. ; m. Enoch Kendall. 

243. vi Jenny, b. ; m. Berjimin Shurtleff. 

244. vii Belinda, b. ; m. David Smith. 

245. viii Awjuita, b. ; m. Clark Clough. 

246. ix Alvira, b. ; m. Levi Whipple. 

157. Asaph 5 m. Nancy Elderkin ; d. in Compton, September 8, 
1835. Children: 

247. i Lothrop; 248. ii Joshua; 249. iii Hannah; 250. iv Asaph; 251. v Submit; 
252. vi Ann J.; 253. vii EldtrJcin; 254. viii Xelson. 

lt>9. Amos 5 m. Nancy Brown, and lived in Stanstead, C. E., 
where he d., March 3, 1S3T. Children: 

255. Jonathan, b. , and two others. 

168. Joel 5 , b. about 1770, m. , and had the following chil- 
dren : 

256. i Janet, b. 1794. 

257. ii Ahijail, b. 1796. 

258. iii Hannah, b. 1798. 

259. iv Joel, b. , 1800. 

260. v Abiel, b, , 1802. 

others; iii Emeline, b. Feb. 8, lb'J4, m. Jacob Gilson; iv Caroline A , b. .May 10, 
1827, m. Andrew S. Macbcan of Montreal; v Charle3 Frederick, b. March 30, 1831, in. 
Charlotte R. S. Savage; vi Adaline L., b. March 30, 1833, m. George P. Barnet; vii 
Mary M., b. Oct. C, 1837, m. Enoch L. Clement. 


171. Benjamin, b. November 7, 1714, was an eminent physician. 
Graduated at Brown University in 1796 ; married Sally Shaw of 
Plymouth. Children : 

261. i Nathaniel Bradstreet, b. June 29, 1810, in Boston. Graduated at Harvard in. 
1S31, studied medicine with his father, graduated M. D. in 1S34; m. July IS, 1S36, 
Sarah Eliza, dau of Hiram Smith of Boston. He was a man of distinction, Mayor of 
Boston, and member of many literary and scientific societies. He d. October 17, 1874. 
His children were: i Nathaniel B , b. March 16, 1S38, graduated at Harvard, went into 
the army and was killed at the battle of Cedar Mountain; ii Hiram S., b. Aug. 23, 1841; 
iii Sarah, b. Oct. 12, 1S45, d young; iv Anna, b. Sept. 6, 1S4G, d young; v Benjamin, 
b. Dec. 2, 1847, d. young; vi Sarah; vii Mary. 

177. Alvah s m. Anna Shaw, b. July 19, 1786. He d. April 30, 
1869, in Paris, Me. Children: 

262. i Simeon, b. Februury 1, 1812; m. 1st, Lydia Lombard; 2d, Harriet Adams; 
3d, Hannah Hathaway. Resides in Portland. 

263. ii Caroline, b. February 1, 1813; m. Samuel Damon. 

264. iii Alva, b. August 13, IS 14; d. . 

265. iv Ambrose K , b. August 12, 1S15; m. Lorinda, dau. of Seth Curtis of Wood- 
stock. He bas been a successful merchant in Portland. 

266. v Abigail, b. August 12, 1S15. 

267. vi Alva, b. October 24, 1817; m. Anna J. Jackson. Resides in Paris. 

268. vii Elvira, b. October 14, 1820; m. Winchester Whitman. 

269. viii Submit, b. December 14, 1822; m. George W. Stevens. 

270. ix Aretas, b. March 23, 1824; m. Caroline Dresser. Resides in Portland. 

271. x Nancy, b. August 3, 1826; ra. Augustus Whitrran. 

272. xi Sylvan, b. August 3, 1S2S; m. Martha E. Jackson. Resides in Portland. 

273. xii William, b. October 11, 1831; d. unmarried. 

190. Giles 5 m. Clarrissa Bullen ; resides in Paris, Me. Chil- 
dren : 

274. i Hirlan P., b. September 23, 1837; d. April 11, 1S63. 

275. ii Mary E. t b. May 14, 1S44. 

191. Leonard 6 , b. April 3, 1800; m. Eunice Bolster. .Piesides 
in Pans, Me. 

192. Adoiphus, b. July 2, 1805, m. Mary A. Parsons, and had : 

276. i John C, b. — — . 

Note. — Isaac Shcrtleflf, son of Zechariah, of Plympton, came to Pari3, Me , many 
years ago and died there. He had two daughters, viz: Sophia, married Henry Knight 
of Paris, afterwards of Dexter; and Irene, who became the wife of Moses Kilgore, and 
resides in Newry, Me. Mr. Shurtleil's wife was Abigail Cole of Pljmpton. After his 
death she became the second wife of John Kilgore of Bethel She died in Dexter, Apr. 
4, 1875, aged one hundred years, six months and twenty-nine days. The proper place 
of Isaac Shurtleffin these records, I have not been able to ascertain. 



■ noi-2. 

Abagail, dau. of Joseph Hodsdon and Margaret his wife, b. July 
16, 1700. 

Benjamin, b. Jan. 23, 1T02; Annie, b. Nov. 22, 1704. 

John, son of John Hooper and Charity his wife, b. Jan. 14, 

Samuel, b. Feb. 17,1704; Charity, b. Jan. 17, 1706-7; Mary, b. April 15,1714; 
Joseph, b. Jan. 29, 1712 3. 

Thomas, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Butler, b. March 6, 1698. 

Elizabeth, b. Sept. 22, 1609; Moses, b. July 13, 1702. 

Capt. John Hill m. to Mary, dau. of Maj. Charles Frost, Dec. 
12, 1694. Ue died June 2, 1713. Children : 

Sarah, b. Dec. 6, 1695; Mary, b. Jan. 15, 1701; John, b. Jan. 8, 1703; Abagail, b. 
Dec. 5, 1700; Elisha, b. Feb. 5, 1709-10; Unice, b. Nov. 1, 1712. 

Peter Staples m. Mary Lang, Jan. 8, 1695-6. Died Dec, 17, 
1721. Children: 

Mary, b. Sept. 20, 169C; Peter, b. Aug 20, 1599; Robert, b. May 1, 1701; Eliza- 
beth, b. Oct. 10, 1701; Anne, b. Mar. 16, 1705-6; Eaoch, b. Mar. 12, 1707-8; Grace, 
b. April 17, 1710; Joshua, b. Sept. 16, 1712. 

Hannah, dau. of Benj. and Joanna Bragdon, b. Dec. 25, 1701. 

Jethro, b. March 28, 1704. 

Margaret, dau. of William Goodwin and Deliverance his wife, 
b. Dec. 19, 1687. 

Moses, b. Nov. 18, 16S9; William, b. May 11, 1692; John, b. Sept. 2, 1694; James, 
b. Mar. 4, 1696-7; Elizabeth, b. Dec. 17, 1699; Hannah, b. Aug. 29, 1701. 

Jonathan Mason m. Edah, dau. of John Morrill, April 27, 1702. 
Children : 

Richard, b. Feb. 14, 1702; John, b. Oct. 24, 1701; Mary, b. Nov. 30, 1706; Sarah, 
b. Nov. 25, 17CS; Jonathan, b. Nov. 7, 1710; Uriah, b. Jan. 31, 1712; Edah, b. Jan. 
6, 1714-5; Azuriah, b. July 25, 1716. 


Deborah, dau. of John and Deborah Ingersoll, b. Jan. 20, 1702. 

Mary, b. Jan. 6, 1705. 


Elizabeth, dau. of Elisha and Mary Ingersoll, b. July 12, 1705. 

Elisha, b. Jan. 1, 1697, d. April 1, 1698; Deborah, b. June 3, 1708; Elisha, b June 
3, 1711; Margaret, b. Feb. 22, 1713-4. 

Thomas, son of Richard and Ellen Rogers, b. April 29, 1694. 

Elizabeth, b. Nov. 19, 1C9S; Sarah, b. Jan. 8, 1700; Mary, b. Dec. 10, 1701; Hester, 
b. Dec. 25, 1696, d. Jan. 4, 1697; Richard, b Jan. 4, 1705-6; Esther, b. Jan. 4, 1708; 
Dorothy, b. July 8, 1710; Lydia, b. Feb. 7, 1713. Richard Rogers, Sen., died June 8, 
1740, aged 79; Eleanor, his wife, died June 25, 1747, aged 80. 

Katherine, dau. of Elisha and Sarah Clark, b. Oct. 25, 1691. 

John, b. April 20, 1694; Sarah, b. Jan. 9, 1696; Abijah, b. Sept. 7, 1699; Elisha, b. 
May 16, 1702; Josiah, b. Feb. 20, 1704; Solomon, b. April 17, 1707; Stephen, b. Jan. 
10, 1709, d. Oct. 26, 1716. 

Anne, dau. of Hezekiah and Elizabeth Elwell, b. Aug. 12, 1693. 

Mary, b. Feb. 19, 1696; Deborah, b. Jan. 6, 1702; Elizabeth, b. July 10, 1705. 

Nicholas Weeks m. Priscilla, dau. of Elihu Jennison, May 8, 
1700. Children: 

Joseph, b. July 25, 1702; Judith, b. May 31, 1705; Priscilla, b. Feb. 7, 1701; Eliza- 
beth, b. May 23, 1708; Mary, b. Jan. 3, 1713-4. 

Judith, dau. of Joseph and Edah Weeks, b. June 3, 1696. 

Mary, b. Sept. 8, 1C97; Nicholas, b. Aug. 27, 1699; Benjamin, b. July 8, 1701. 

Joseph Weeks for second wife m. Mary, dau. of Elihu Gunni- 

Joseph, b. Feb. 25, 1704. 

John Frink m. Ilannah, dau. of John Morgrage, April 8, 1700. 
Children : 
George, b. May 19, 1701; John, b. March 12, 1702-3. 

Ilannah, dau.' of John Morgrage and Sarah his wife, b. March 
8, 1679. 

John, b. March 12, 1682; Sarah, b. Dec. 9, 1684; Mary, b. Aug. 3, 16SS; Eliza- 
beth. b. Sept. 18, 1691; Thomas, b. Feb. 20, 1693; William, b. May 8, 1696; Samuel, 
b. May 12, 1699; Abagail, b. Jan. 7, 1703. 


Sarah, dau. of Henry Barter and Sarah his wife, b. March 26, 

Eleanor, b. Aug. 12, 1095; Ilenry, b. Jan. 29, 1G97; Richard, b. Sept. 7, 1700; 
William, b. Aug. 29, 170S. 

Mary, dau. of Samuel Shorey and Mary his wife, b. Sept. 28, 

John, b. Aug. 10, 1704; Sa-nuel, b. Jan. 1, 1706; Thomas, b. Mar. 25, 1709; Miles, 
b. Feb. 23, 1710; Elizabeth, b. Aug. 3, 1713; Sarah, b. June 10, 17J7; Jacob, b. Aug. 
12, 1718; Joseph, b. Dec. 29, 1722. 

j James, son of James and Priscilla Bradeen, b. April 18, 1703. 


Mary, b. Feb. 8, 1705; Bryant, b. Feb. 11, 1707. 

Sarah, dau. of Samuel Johnson and his wife, b. March 8, 


Daniel, son of Daniel Furbish and Dorothy his wife, b. March 9, 

Rebecca, b. Apr. 19, 1694; John, b. Apr. 19, 1609; Joanna, b. July 14, 1701; Wil- 
liam, b. March 19, 1703-4. 

John, son of John and Elizabeth Wade, b. July 16, 1699. 

Sarah, b. Sept. 20, 1701. 

Andrew Ilally m. to Elizabeth, dau. of Humphrey Scammon, 
July 15, 1697. Children: 

Elizabeth, b. June 23, 1C9S; Anlrew, b. Jan, 22, 1700; William, b Feb. 17, 1704; 
Samuel, b. Feb. 17, 1706; Sarah, b. April 7, 1709; John, b. June 14, 1712. 

John, son of Roger Thomas and Mary his wife, b. July 12, 1686. 

Roger, b. March 6, 1C38; Mary, b. Xov. 9, 1692; Hannah, b. Oct. 8, 1C97; Joseph, 
b. July 7, 1704. 

John Staples m. to Mary, dau. of William Tetherly, April 15, 
1700. Children: 

Elizabeth, b. March 24, 1701-2; James, b. April 3, 1704; William, b. Feb. 12, 1705; 
Samuel, b. March 13, 1707; Mary, b. Oct. 17, 1710; Joseph, b. July 7, 1713; Kathe- 
rine, b. April 30, 1716. 

Samuel Skill in, son of John Skillin, b. July 25, 1697, m. Rieh» 
*&(?), dau. of Andrew Ilally, Dec. 25, 1702. 

Mary, b. Xov. 22, 1703; Rebecca, b. May 25, 1705; Samuel, b. Feb. 4, 1706; Dor- 
cas, b. 19, 1710; Elizabeth, b. April 25, 1713; Katherine, b. Feb. 19, 1708; 
Deborah, b. ; Joanna, b. . 

George Frink m. Rebecca, dau. of John Skillin. Children: 


Elizibetb, b. Jan. 14, 1701; Mary, b. Jan. 17, 1706; Rebecca, b. Aug. 4, 1709; 
S->rar<, b. April 2, 1711. 

Mary, dau. of Benjamin Nason and Martha his wife, b. Sept. 
25, 16S9. 

Ucnpmin, b. Oct. 10, 1G91; Patience, b. Nov. 10, 1693; William, b. July 18, 1695; 
Pbeby, b. Jan 22, 1G9S; Annah, b. May 2, 1700. 

James, son of John and Grissell Key, b. Nov. 18, 1697. 

John, b. Nov. 22, 1G99; Mary, b. Dec. 15, 1701; William, b. Feb. 4, 1703. 
Patience, dau. of Bahor and Elizabeth Nason, b. Aug". 13, 1692. 

Elizabeth, b. Aug. 23, 1694; Sarah, b. Oct. 4, 1606; Hibsibah, b. May 5, 1699; 
Bridget, b. March 31, 1701. 

Dorcas, dau' of John and Pheby Heard, b. Feb. 26, 1690. 

Pheby, b Jan. 15, 1692; Shuah, b. Jan. 25, 1694; James, b. Jan. 21, 1696. Pbeby, 
wife of John Heard, d. July 4, 1697. 

John ITeard m. for 2nd wife Jane. dau. of Nicholas and Relief 
Cole, widow of Joseph Littlefield, July — , 1698. Children: 

Jane, b. June IS, 1699; Mary, b Aug 24, 1700; Abagail, b. April 15, 1702. 

John, son of Clement and Joanna Dearin;r, b. Nov. 17, 1680. 

Joanna, b. May 9, 1687; Miriam, b. April 22, 1692. 

Joseph, son of Joseph and Mary Dearing-, b. May 27, 1698. 
Daniel, son of Alexander Ferguson and Elizabeth his wife, b. 
Nov. 18, 1695. 

Elizabeth, b. Feb 3, 1099; Alexander, b. June 30, 1701; Eleazcr, b Nov. 29, 1703; 
Mary, b. March 14, 1705; Sarah, b. May 17, 1707; John, b. Aug 8, 1710. Alexander 
Person, the father, d. Sept. 11, 1732. 

Daniel Stone m. Patience, dau. of Daniel Goodwin, Sept. 10, 
1070. Children: 

Jonathan, b. Oct. 25, 1073; Margaret, b. Oct 6, 1678; Rachel, b. July 13, 1680; 
Patience, b March 23, K*3; Sarah, b. Aug. 23, K86; Daniel, b. March 18,1689; 
Abagail, b. Xov 29, 1691 j Elizabeth, b. May 13, 1694; Leah, b. Dec 31, 1098. 

Kichard, son of Richard and Hannah Gowell, b. Aug. 28, 1685. 
Eydia, b Oct. 9, 1692; William, b. Jan. 28, 1604; Jonathan, b. Sept. 12, 1697. 


Jonathan, son of Jonathan and Sarah Stone, b. Feb. 8, 1699. 

James Emery m. to Margaret, dau. of Richard Hitchcock, Dec. 

18, 1GS5. Children: 

Margaret, b. Dec. 18, 1686; James, b. Feb. 13, 16SS; Lydia, b. April 28, 1691; 
Frances, b. Dec. 17, 1694; Rebecca, b. Mar. 7, 1C97; Samuel, b. Sept. 2, 1700; Eliza- 
beth, b. March 7, 1703; Thomas, b. Dec. 2, 1T0C; Lucretia, b. March 6, 1708. 

Anne, dau. of Thomas and Mary Rhodes, b. April 19, 1680. 

Mary, b Sept. 22, 10S2; Jacob, b. Feb. 22, 1683; Charity, b. Not. 8, 1687; Miles, 
b. Jan. 28, 1689; Eleanor, b. May 8, 1693; John, b. Nov. 23, 1097. Mrs. Rhodes d. 
April 1, 1735. 

Elizabeth, dau. of John and Sarah Follett, b. March 23, 1701. 

Frances, b. Feb. 16, 1702; Sarah, b. Dec. 18, 1703. 


Elizabeth, dau. of John and Eleanor Brooks, b. Jan. 24, 1695. 

Robert, b. Nov. 1, 1693; Sarah, b. Oct. 11, 1C99; Hester, b. Nov. 22, 1702; John, 
b. Feb. 27, 1703. - -rL 

Mary, dau. of William and Mehitable, Stacie, b. April 6, 1690. 

Hester, b. Nov. 22, 1603; William, b. Jan. 12, 1696; Samuel, b. April 19, 1693; 
Elizabeth, b. Aug. 10, 1701; EenjamiD, b. Nov. 10, 1701; Mehitable, b. Apr. 4, 1706. 

Henry Snow m. to Sarah, dau. of John Xason. Children : 

Agnes, b. Nov. 27, 1703; Sarah, b. Feb. 4, 1705-6; Mary, b. Apr. 2, 1717; Martha, 
b. June 2, 1722; Henry, b. Nov. 4, 1719; Alexander, b. Feb. 23, 1724-5. 

Joseph, son of Joseph Crockett, b. March 26, 1702. Died Apr. 
2, 1702. 

Elizabeth and Hannah, b. July 13, 1705. 

William, sou of William and Elizabeth Roberts, b. June 30, 

George, b. March 30, 1704. 

John, son of Joseph Crockett, b. March 16, 1692-3, d. March 
23, 1692-3. 

Elizabeth, b. Mar. 15, 1093-4; Abraham, b. May 14, 1696; Anne, b. Aog. 19, 1693; 
Nathaniel, b. May 4, 1700; Sarah, b. March 8, 1702. 

Joseph, son of John and Hannah Knight, b. Sept. 19, 1704. 
Margery, dau. of Hugh and Mary Crockett, b. May 12, 1098. 

Samson, b. March 14, 1700; Anne, b. Oct. 3, 1702; Elizabeth, b. Dec. 24, 1703, d. 
June 10, 1704. 




There are few things which give a more favorable impression of 
the characters of the men who labored in laying the foundation of 
our infant State, than their early efforts to establish a college in 
the District of Maine. With a scattered population, small in num- 
bers and feeble in resources, but little could be expected of them ; 
yet with a clear foresight of the great advantages which would 
accrue from the establishment of a college, they early began to 
concert measures for that purpose. Dependent as they were upon 
Massachusetts for assistance in enterprises involving any consid- 
erable outlay of money, it was fortunate that they had influential 
friends in the parent Commonwealth, who were not only inter- 
ested in the cause of education, but had a personal interest as 
owners of large tracts of land in the new country, the settlement 
of which they were endeavoring to promote. The District of 
Maine was equally fortunate in the intelligence of the population 
which found a home within its borders ; embracing somewhat of the 
education and culture of the more favored sections from which the 
people emigrated. 

As early as 1788 the subject of a college was considered, a plan 
for its establishment proposed, a name selected, a landed endow- 
ment suggested, and a large committee of gentlemen of the Dis- 
trict, then called the " Eastern Counties," proposed for its location. 
It was not, however, until the fall of the next year that the effort 
took definite form in a petition to the General Court, for a charter 
and endowment ; an interesting account of. which is given in the 
following letter from Rev. Samuel Deane to Hon. Daniel Cony : 



Portland, Dec'r IT, 1791. 

Sir: — It is with much pleafure that I have more than once heard 
of your approving the defign of the people of this town to have 
the College placed in Portland, if we can obtain fuch a favour. 


And wifhing to pofsefs you of facts relative to the fubject, I have 
been encouraged bv vour known character, and bv the converfation 
my neighbour, Mr Wait the printer, latel3 T had with you, to take 
the liberty of addrefsing you by letter, tho' I have not yet had the 
happinefs of an}* perfonal acquaintance with you. 

The hiftory of the affair of the intended College is as follows — 
In the fall of the year 1789 magiftrates of this county fent a peti- 
tion to the Hon. general Court, praying for the grant of a College, 
in and for the County of Cumberland, and that they would endow' 
it with the grant of fome of the unlocated lands in this Diftrict of 
Maine. The Clergy of the County at the fame time jointly peti- 
tioned the lion. Court for the fame favour. The Hon Jof. Thacher 
was entrufted with the prefentation of the petitions. He did it; 
and leave was grauted to bring in a bill for the purpofe. Mr 
Thacher, laft January, prefented the bill he had prepared, in which 
Gorham was named as the place of the College, five townfhips of 
land as the endowment; and a number of truftees, confiiting of 
gentlemen in the three Counties, York, Cumberland and Lincoln. 
The bill was firft prefented to the Hon. Senate, who pafsed it : but 
the houfe poftponed the confideration of it till the approaching 
fummer fefsion Soon after which poftponement, the Rev. Mr 
Johnfon of Freeport folicited conditional fnbfcriptions in his vicin- 
ity, in favour of erecting the College in Freeport, the amount of 
which fubfcription, as he faith, is no lefs than 13 hundred pounds. 
"When the people of Portland were informed of this fubfcription, 
and not approving of that town as the place for the College, they 
began a fubfcription of a fimilar nature in favor of Portland, which 
now amounts to about 12 hundred pounds, and is expected to in- 
creafe ; a confiderable part of which is in cafh, and I think none 
have fubfcribed who are not both able and willing to contribute 
according to their promife. This is not believed to be the cafe 
with the fubfcribers in and about Freeport. 

Before the laft fummer fefsion of the general Court, the Portland 
fabferibers. petitioned the Court to place the College in Portland. 
The Hon Houfe, as I have heard, recommended it to the eaftern 
members of ye Court to meet and agree upon a place. They ac- 
cording met, and could not agree ; but requefted the houfe to pafs 
the amended bill, leav'g a blank for the place. The houfe did fo ; 
and the Senate nonconcured, meaning to take it up next January. 
Thus far the matter has proceeded. 

In favour of placing the College in Portland, we fay, That the 
people in this vicinity are better able to do fomething towards 
building and endowing a College than thofe in an} 7 other part of 
the County, or of the the whole Diftrict of Maine ; and that were 
the College voted by the Hon. Court into any other town, no Col- 
lege at all would be erected or endowed. We fay alfo that Port- 
land is far more central, and convenient, as it refpects the whole 
County of Cumberland, than any other place is, cr can be. And 
that it is not ten miles to the South Weft of the centre of ye in- 
habitants of the five Counties; and vaftly more convenient for the 
diftrict, than any oth' j r place, for going and returning, by land or 
water; as well as fuuiciently diftant from all other Colleges and 





Univerfities. And that if the two eaftern young Counties should 
in time become populous, there will be plenty of room for another 
College, 150 miles eaftward of this. 

We fay, Seminaries of learning ought to afford a publick educa- 
tion ; and that they ought to be, ever have been, and ever muft be 
in populous places. They ought to be, becaufe it is a matter of 
importance that ftudents fhould be in the wav of getting some 
knowledge of men and manners, while their geniufes have a juven- 
ile flexibility, and before their ruftick habits become fixed and un- 
alterable ; that fo they may be more fit to mix with mankind, and 
to fill publick ftations with comfort, and a profpect of ufefulnefs. 
They ever have been in populous places, witnefs thofe in all parts 
of Europe, and the moft of thofe in America. They, on the whole, 
ever wilt be in populous places, becaufe a Univerfity will be the 
means of making any place populous, in which it is placed, in one 
or two centuries. And this is a necefsity not to be regretted ; 
because the more populous the place of a feat of learning is, the 
more good examples, it is to be hoped, will be feen by the ftudents : 
I think it is certain they will fee the more objects, which will ex- 
cite their ambition to gain ufeful knowledge. 

We say, It will be in favour of the College to be fited in Port- 
land, on account of obtaining provifions : for these the Steward of 
the College will be able to purchafe moft of the kinds which will 
be needed, and at leaft one fourth part cheaper than they could be 
got in any other town in the county, as it is already become a con- 
fiderable market town. 

We afsign feme other reafons ; but thefe I have mentioned are 
the moft material, and I fear I shall trefpafs on your patience. If 
thefe fhould appear to you to be fatisfactory, as indeed they do to 
me; and in confequence of thefe, or others, which your mind may 
be better able to fuggelt, you fhould fee your way clear to influence 
at Court towards the granting of our petition, at the near approach- 
ing fefsion, you will very much gratify the inhabitants of this, and 
fome of the contiguous towns ; and no perfon more than, Sir, your 

moft obedient humble fervant 

Samuel Deane. 

P. S. If you come into Portland, I fhould be happy to wait on 
you at my houfe. 

N. B. Ye place we allot for the College is a plain on the top of 
a height called Kramhalls hill, about | of a mile from the central 
part of the compact fettlement. 

The IIon ble Daniel Coney Efquire. 

The efforts mentioned by Dr. Deane failed, probably from a dis- 
agreement as to the location of the college. An interest was 
awakened by the movement, which did not slumber, and eventu- 
ated in the establishment of Bowdoin College, at Brunswick, in 
1794. Hon. Daniel Cony was representative that year, for Ifallo- 
well, which then embraced Augusta. At the meeting which 


elected him, a committee was raised "to draft instructions for the 
representative, respecting a College in the District of Maine." 
The committee reported, at the same meeting, instructions replete 
with wisdom. The report is printed in full in the History of 
Augusta, page 250. Gen. Sewall, while in attendance at the Dis- 
trict Court, at Portland, records, "Thursday, Nov. 4, 1194. The 
Board of Overseers of the new College met in the Court house, and 
hindered the business of our Court, some." 




The following is a transcript of the names on the Collector's 
book of the town of Falmouth in 1776, from the original now in 
the possession of Winslow Hall, Esq., of Waterville, late of Port- 
land : 

Falmouth, February 26, 1T7T. 

To Daniel Hall, Collector for said Town for the year A. D. 1116 : 
The following is the original Pate or Assessment on the Inhabi- 
tants of that part of the Town Living in the first and third Parishes 
in s d Town, containing thirty two pages : in Order to raise their 
part of the State, County and Town Tax for said year amounting 
in the whole to Seven Hundred and forty two Pound, which you 
are to collect and pay in manner following, viz : To Henry Gard- 
ner Esq. Treasurer of the State of the Massachusetts Bay or his 
Successor, Four Hundred and fifty two Pound : to the County 
Treasurer nine Pound, the remainder to John Wait Esqr. Treas- 
urer for said Town or his Successor in said office on or before the 
Last Day of April next, agreable to a warrant you have received 
of us this 26th Day of February, A. D. 1777. [Signed] John 
"Waite, Humphry Merrill. Joseph Noyes, Nathaniel Wilson, John 
Johnson, Jun., Assessors of Falmouth. 





Adams Jacob, Anderson Thomas, Archer John, Austin Benja- 
min, Austin Stephen — Burnham John, Barton Robart, Bracket 
Anthony, Bracket Thomas Jun. Bagley John, Bagley Joseph 
Junr., Bayley Hudson, Baker John, Baker John Junr: Baker Jo- 
siah Junr. Bradbuiy Samuel, Bradbury Theophilus Esqr, Bracket 
Joshua, Brasier Harrison, Berry Joseph, Barber Joseph Bean, 
Bradbury John, Bradbury Jabez, Brooks John, Brown William, 
Bradish David, Bayley James, Brimhall Cornelius, Burus George, 
Eishop Zebuluu, Bryant Jonathan, Brown William Junr. Bluisdel 
Nicholas, Bagley Benjamin, Ba} r sey John, Bayle}' Joseph, Baker 
Zachariah, Bishop George, Bradbury Rowland Junr, Broad Ephra- 
im, Bayley Josiah, Berry George, Blake John, Berry Josiah, Berry 
Obediah, Barber Adams, Babb Peter, Babb William, Barbour John, 
Bracket Abigail, Bracket Thomas, Bracket Judith, Bracket Joshua 
Junr, Barbour Hugh, Bayley Benjamin, Bracket William, Bayley 
David, Bracket James Junr, Bracket Anthony Junr, Bracket John 
Snow, Bracket Jeremiah, Bayley Daniel, Broad Thadeus, Blair 
John, Bracket Abraham, Bracket Samuel, Bracket Josiah, Bayley 
John (Barber), Child Thomas, Chellis Joseph, Cushing Ezekiel, 
Cobb Smith, Coffin Nathaniel, Cox James, Cotton Martha, Clough 
Reuben, Cox John, Cammit Paul, Cammit Dudle\', Colby John, 
Crocker William, Chamberlain Aaron, Child Isaac, Clough John, 
Cammit Paul Junr, Crandel Philip, Child Rebecca, Cushing John, 
Cobb Peter, Cobb Peter Junior, Cobb Benjamin, Cobb James, 
Cushing Ezekiel Junr, Conant Bartholomew, Conant Joseph, Co- 
nant Samuel, Conant William, Chick Nathan, Chapman Eleoner, 
Cob Jeddediah, Cobb Joseph, Crocker Benjamin — Dearing Nathan- 
iel, Dole John, Dow Abnor, Davis William, Dow Samuel, Dow 
Jabez, Dillworth James, Dearing Joseph, Dow Joseph, Dole Dan- 
iel, Doughty Thomas, Dou'ghty Thomas Junr, Doughty James, 
Doughty George, Deane Isaac, Eavr Joshua, Ellis Paul, Frink 
John, Freeman Enoch Esqr, Freeman Samuel Esqr, Flood James 
Junr, Flood James, Ferris Pet<^r, Fox John, Fernald Pelatiah, 
Freeman Enoch Junr, Frothingham John, Freeman Joshua, Frost 
William, Frost Joanna, Frost Charles, Frost Pepperell, Frost 
James, Godard James, Gowen James, Greenwood John, Gooding 
John, Gustin Ebenezer, Gooking Simon, Gooking Samuel, Green 
William, Greele Allice, Gooding Samuel. Gooding Richard, Green 
Daniel, Gooding Lemuel, Gooding Joseph, Greele Thomas, Graves 
John, GraHam Samuel, Gould John, Gibbs William, Giilman Ed- 


ward J[unr, Gould Daniel, Gibbs Andrew, Gooding William, Hall 
Daniel, Ilustin William Junr, Ham Shadrech, Howell Silas, Hale 
Nathaniel, Hix William, Hodskins Samuel, Hinkley Seth, Hyde 
Ephraim, Haines Mattathias, Ilassick Charles, Hanx John, Hodge 
Nicholas, Iloit John, Boit David, Hustin Robert, Haskill Solomon, 
Haskill Benjamin, Houstin Paul, Houstin George, Houstin John, 
Hix Lemuel, Haskill Sollomon Junr, Harper William, Hemingway 
Saiul, Ilsley Daniel, Ilsley Jonathan, Jones Pearson, Ilsley Enoch, 
Jenks Benjamin, Jenks Richard, Ingraham Joseph, Jenks William, 
Jones John, Ilsley Joshua, Jacks John, Johnson Robert, Johnson 
James, Johnson John Junr, Ingcrsol John, Kent John, Knight 
Benjamin Junr, Knight Samuel, Kenny John, Knight Zachariah, 
Kenney Thomas, Knight Enoch, Knight Job, Knight Merrill, 
Knight Joseph Junr, Knight Joshua, Knight Enoch Junr, Knight 
Enoch 3d, Knight Nathaniel, Knight Moses Junr, Knight Nathan- 
iel Junr, Knight George Junr, Knight Saml Junr, Knight Mark, 
Knight Henry, Knight Moses, Knight Richard, Knight John 
(Moses' son), Keinard Thomas, Lowell Jonathan, Lunt William, . 
Lord Nathan, Lunt John, Lunt Job, Little Paul, Lowell Abner, 
Larrabe Benj. Junr, Lawrence Joshua, Larrabe John, Lowther 
John, Lowell Juhn, Lyde John, Lunt Michael, Lewis Juhn, Lunt 
Moses, Lunt Amos, Lunt Daniel, Lamb William, Lamb William 
Junr, Marston Benjamin, Motley Samuel, Moody Benjamin Junr, 
Moody Enoch, Marston Bracket, Motley Johu, Moody Anna, 
Mussey John, Mussey Daniel, Morse Jonathan Junr, Mclellen 
Joseph, Moody Nathaniel, .Mclellen William, Mountfort Samuel 
Merrill Peter, Mayo Simeon, Marble Daniel, Majory John, Motley 
Thomas, Marston Daniel, Merrill Levy, Marshall Isaac, Mclellen 
Arthur, McLellan Samuel, Minot Thomas, Morrill Jacob, Morrill 
Stephen, Morrill James 2d, Morrill John, Mcintosh Duncan, More 
Thomas, McMahon William, Marshal John, Moody Joshua, 
Moody William, Merrill Jamc3, Merrill Edmund Jun., Morse 
Anthony, McFarland John, Marshal Isaac, March Peltiah, Noyes 
Peter, Noyes Amos, Noyes Josiah, Noyes David, Nichols John, 
Noyes Joseph, Newman Ebenezer, Nowell Zachariah, Norwood 
Jonathan, Nason Uriah, Oxnard Thomas, Owen Ebenezer, Owen 
James, Oliver Thomas, Pettingill John, Plummer Moses, Pettin- 
gill Benjamin, Pool Abijah, Poole Thomas, Preble Jedediah Esq., 
Prockter Benj., Pearson Moses Esq., Purrenton James, Pain Jona- 
than, Pagan Robert, Pote Jeremiah, Polen Stephen, Pitman Wm., 
Prockter Samuel Jun., Preble John, Pain Thos., Prockter Samuel, 




Pope Elijah, Priest Joseph, Portifield William, Prockter John, 
Procktor John Juu., Pennel Ruth, Pettingill Daniel, Pride Joseph, 
Pride John, Pennel Joseph, Partridge Jotham, Pride William, 
Patrick William, Partridge Jesse, Partridge David, Partridge 
Nathan, Portifield Win. Jan., Patrick Mary, Prockter William 
Jun., Pennel Mathew, Prockter Samuel, Rigs Wheeler, Rigs 
Josiah, Rigs Joseph Jun., Ross Thomas, Randall Isaac, Rigs 
Daniel, Randall Benja., Rawlins Samuel, Rodick James, Ramsey 
John, Robinson John, Robinson William, Robinson Samuel, Rand 
Benjamin, Rigs Joseph, Riggs Jeremiah, Riggs Enoch, Riggs 
Stephen, Quinbe Benja., Quinbe Joseph, Quinbe Joseph Jun., 
Quinbe Thomas, Shaw Caleb, Sutherland Robert, Snow Ebenezer, 
Samson Micah, Stover Wanton, Stevens Abraham, Starret David, 
Shattuck Somers, Stone Joshua, Stodard David, Shearman Barna- 
bas, Shaw Josiah, Shattuck Arthur, Silvester Joseph, Scot John, 
Sweetser Joseph, Stevens Joshua, Sawyer Z.tchariah, Sawyer An- 
thony, Sawyer Thomas, Sawyer Benjamin, Shattuck Moses, Skil- 
len Isaac, Swet Stephen, Slemmons AVilliam, Slemmons Robert, 
Small Joseph, Small James, Slemmons William Jun., Starbord 
John, Starbord John Jun., Starbord Thomas, Smith Nicholas, 
Sawyer John, Starbord Solomon, Storer Joseph, Sawyer Isaac, 
Slemmons Thomas, Stevens Isaac, Sawyer Obediah, Sawyer Jona- 
than, Thorlo John, Tucker Josiah, Tukey John, Titcomb Benj., 
Tobey Samuel Jun., Trott Benjamin, Thrasher David, Thomas 
Peter, Tobey William, Tappin Luther, Thrasher John, Thomas 
Turner, Tukey John Jun., Thrasher Jeremiah, Thompson William, 
Tukey Stephen, Titcomb Moses, Titcomb Andrew, Teale John, 
Tobey Samuel, Torey James, Twombley Daniel, Thomsou James, 
Thomas John Jun., Thomas John, Thomas Samuel, Thomson 
Miles, Thomson Nicholas, Tate Robert, Thomson Jonathan, Thom- 
son David, Thomas Bartholomew, Tate George, Tate William, 
Trickey David, Thomson Bartholomew Jun., Veasey John, Waite 
John, E-q., Waterhouse William, Waterhouse Jacob, Watts Ed- 
ward, Willdridge James, Wyer Thomas, Wyer David, Wyer 
Daniel, Warren Peter, Warren George, Woodman Benja., Wood- 
man Nathaniel, Winslow Benjamin, Winslow Oliver, Winslow 
Job, Waite Benjamin, Winslow Ebenezer, Winslow John, Win- 
slow Samuel, Winslow Nathan, Winslow James, Winslow Joseph, 
Walker William Jun., Walker George, Warren John, Willson 
Nathaniel, Webb William Jun., Webb John, Webb John Jun., 
Webb John 3d, Wise Amiloammi, Webb James, Webb William, 


Willson Ichabod, Wright John, "Webb Henry, Willson Mark, 
Waite Stephen, Window James, Noyes Zebulum, Knight Benja. 
Jun., Slemmon William, Wright John. 

— -e- 


Commander United States Navy, died suddenly at Portland, Me., 
February 7, 1 875. He was a son of the late Hon. William Cutler 
Allen of Alfred, Maine, and was born in that town March 27, 
1837, and was consequently at the time of his death in the 38th 
year of his age. He was appoiuted midshipman May 31, 1852, 
remaining at the Naval School at Annapolis until 1856. In the 
following year he was attached to the Sloop of War Cj'ane of the 
Home Squadron. In 1858 he was attached to the brig Perry of 
the Paraguay expedition. He was subsequently absent one and 
a half years on the coast of Africa in the Supply. lie was com- 
missioned ..Lieutenant, February 24, 1861, and stationed at the 
Washington Nav}* Yard ; while there he was ordered to the Paw- 
nee and served on her in the Potomac Squadron. He then organ- 
ized a Naval Battery near Alexandria, and served there until the 
breaking out of the war when he went into active service on the 
steam gunboat Kanawha of the Western Gulf Blockading Squad- 
ron. In 1863 he was commissioned Lieutenant Commander, and 
was placed in command of the Steamer New London. In 1864 he 
was transferred to the Tuscorora, of the South Atlantic Blockad- 
ing Squadron, and was subsequently engaged in the two attacks 
on Fort Fisher, December, 1864, and January, 1S65. In the last 
assault he was wounded in the left arm. After recovering from 
his wound he was ordered to Boston Navy Yard, serving at the 
latter place until he was ordered as Executive Officer of the 
Ticonderoga of the European squadron, and was in Europe three 
years in what was known as the " Farragut Expedition. 7 ' After 
his return in 1869, he was in charge of the Receiving Ship Ohio, 
at Boston. In I860 was ordered to command of the U. S. S. 
Swatara, and was stationed in the West Indies about two years 
during the St. Domingo excitement, and on July 25, 1871, was 
commissioned Commander. In 1872 was on Ordnance duty at 


the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and in 18 73 was ordered to Portland as 
Light House Inspector for the 1st District, where he was stationed 
at the time of his death. 

Commander Allen was highly esteemed as a brave, faithful and 
chivalrous officer. He was unmarried. His mother, daughter of 
the late Henry Holmes, Esq., of Alfred, aud one brother, Henry 
Wilder Allen, Esq., of New York city, survive him. His remains 
were buried in the village cemetery in his native town, over which 
an appropriate monument has been erected to his memory. 





Names of soldiers who served in Captain Joshua Bragdon's 
Company, Colonel James Scammon's Regiment, at the Battle of 
Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775. 

Joshua Bragdon, Wells, Captain. 

Morgan Lewis, Sanford, Lieutenant. 

Moses Sweet, Sanford, Ensign. 
. Abraham Barens, (Barnes or Barrows) Wells, Sergeant 

Enoch Hale, Sanford, Sergeant. 

William Patton, Wells, Sergeant. 

Jerediah Pobodv, Sanford, Serjeant. 

Simeon Hatch, Wells, Corporal. 

Samuel ClufF, Sanford, Corporal. 

Peter Cram, Wells, Corporal. 

Ephraim Gile, Sanford, Corporal. 

Joseph Thompson, Sanford, Drummer. 

Josiah Harmon, Sanford, Fifer. 

John Adams, Sanford, Private. 

Jonathan Adams, Sanford, Private. 
. William Burks, Sanford, Private. 

Nathaniel Butland, Wells, Private. 

William Boston, Wells, Private. 


Elijah Boston, Wells, Private. 
Daniel Boston, Sanford, Private. 
Richard Blabon, Wells, Private. 
John Clarke, Sanford, Private. 
Isack Coffin, Sanford, Private. 
John Emons, Sanfurd, Private. 
Pendleton Emons, Wells, Private. 
Nathaniel Edward, Wells, Private. 
Steven Edward, Wells, Private. 
Daniel Eastman, Sanford, Private. 
James Ford, Wells, Private. 
Samuel Harmon, Sanford, Private. 
Jeams Hall, Wells, Private. 
Joseph llibbard, Sanford, Private. 
Isaac Jones, Sanford, Private. 
Thomas Jepson, Wells, Private. 
Samuel Jelson, Stanford, (Sanford) Private. 
Charles Jellson, Berwick, Private. 
Abram Kimble, Sanford, Private. 
Joseph Knight, Berwick, Private. 
Jeddiah Low, Wells, Private. 
John Lord, Sanford, Private. 

thomas Xcenly, (Xeenby or Xelbe) Wells, Private* 
Abr Pribel, Sanford, Private. 
Moses Pettey, Sanford, Private. 
William Powers, Sanford, Private. 
Jeremiah Smith, Sauford, Private. 
Jeremiah Steward, Wells, Private. 
Marsters Tredwell, Wells, Private. 
Nathaniel Tredwell, Wells, Private. 
Samuel Whitehouse, Wells, Private. 
Charles White, Sanford, Private. 
George Whales, Sanford, Private. 
Nathaniel Folsurn York, (?) Sanford, Private. 
Paul Giles, Sanford, Private. 
Daniel Giles, Sanford, Private. 
Israel Smith, Sanford, Private. 
Noah Merrill, Wells, Private. 
Israel llibbard, Sanford, Private. 
The Muster- Ptoll from which this is copied was made up August 
1, 1715. Another Muster-Roll subsequent to September 17, does 





not have thereon the names of Jerediah Pebody, Isack Coffin and 
Moses Pettey, but the names of Caleb Clark, Wells, Sergeant, and 
Daniel Coffin and Jonathan Powers, Sanford, Privates, appear. 
The orthography of the former differs from that of the latter. I 
have followed it, however, with this exception : I have written 
Nathaniel Butland, as the name appears on the latter Muster-Roll, 
and also in Bourne's History of Wells and Kennebunk," instead 
of Nathan, which appears on the former, I believe, though, I am 
in doubt about it. 

The news of the Concord and Lexington fight, April 19, reached 
York that evening, and Wells the morning of the 20th, probably. 
On the 21st Capt. Bragdon enlisted, and most of his companj^ on 
the 3d of May. They immediately marched to Cambridge, though 
Capt. Bragdon did not march with his men, and was not present 
at the battle of Bunker Hill. Lieut. Lewis was in command, and 
assisted in covering the retreat of the exhausted soldiers under 
Prescott. He was afterwards promoted Captain and Major. This 
company served eight months. Two of its members, Nathaniel 
Butland and Elijah Boston, re-enlisted, and were in a service ''of 
great hardship and exposure," in New York, Canada, and Xew 
Jersey. They were discharged at Trenton after the capture of 
the Hessians. 

All, with three exceptions, furnished their own muskets. The 
Captain and Ensign each furnished a bayonet, which were the 
only ones in the regiment. Thirty-nine had cartridge-boxes, but 
five are reported "out" on the Muster-Rcll. 



British Subjects in Kennebec — 1812. For the original, of which the following is 
a copy, we are indebted to J. Wingate Thornton, Esq , of Boston. 

Hallowell, Aug. 13: 1S12. 
T. G. Thornton, Esq.: 

Dear Sir : — I return you the names cf 15 British Subjects, which are all that have 
reported themselves to me as yet ; none of which have applied to be naturalized. There 
are a number of His Majesty's Subjects in this quarter that have not reported them- 
selves, whose names I will give you in a short time (if they do cot comply with the 
request of Government) together with such remarks as may relate to the names I have 
now returned. If it is necessary to make this report now, you will write. 

Your most cbt., 

BENJ. dearborn. 

N. B. I do not take any fee of the aliens. 

Michaol Burn?, aged 24 years, 3 years in U. S., wife, Gardiner, taylor. 
Thomas Jaeobs, aged 47, 22 years in U. S., wife and 6 children, Winthrop, yeoman. 
"William Docker, aged 67, 33 years in U. S., wife and 5 children, Winthrop, yeoman. 
John Kannawan, aged 27, 5 years in U. S., wife and 1 child, Hallowell, tailor. 
"William II. Cox, aged 23, 11 months in U. S., no family, Hallowell, weaver and spiuner. 
Robert Francis, aged 53, 18 years in the U. S., wife and 4 children, Winthrop, baker. 
Samuel Hayden, aged 55,23 years in U. S., wife and son, (of age) Hallowell, watch 

Edward Cummins, aged 28, 10 years in U. S., wife and 4 children, Hallowell, tailor. 
John Larey, aged 30, 8 years in U. S , wife and 2 children, Malta, yeoman. 
Andrew Kindol, aged 55, 9 years in U S., wife and 10 children, Malta, yeoman. 
Patrick Kindol, aged 26, 9 years in U. S., no family, Malta, yeoman. 
Michael Kindol, aged 22, 9 years in U. S.,no family, Malta, shoemaker. 
John Stringer, aged 37, 18 years in U. S., no family, Hallowell, chair maker. 
John Lewis, aged 27, 6 years in XJ. S , wife and 2 children, Winthrop, yeoman. 
Francis Lumsden, aged 45, 15 months in U. S., no family, Hallowell, gentleman. 

Portland, Me., April 8, 1S76. 

In an old Bible, printed in 1796, which I have just come across here in the Library, I 
find in the first part the names of Peter Thacher, 1811, and John Thacher, 1S0S, then 
on a blank page between the Old and New Testament, this Record, viz : Josiah 
Thacher died Dec. 25, 1799. Apphia Mayo, born Ost. 26, 1750, died, Oct. 18, 1S07. 
Were married July 13, 1768, and had the following issue, viz : 

Peter Thacher, born July 13, 1769, died Aug. 8, 17G9. 

Apphia Thacher, born Aug. 19, 1770, died Sept. 3, 1770. 

Peter Thacher, born Aug. 5, 1771, died Jan. 2, 1772. 

Apphia Thacher, born March 23, 1773. 

Peter Thacher, born July 21, 1774. 

Mary Thacher born May 8, 1776. 




Faith Thacher, born Oct. 30, 1TTS, died June 23, 1806. 
John Thacher, born Feb. 18, 1781. 

Apphia Thacher, born April 7, 17S5, died Aug. 2, 1S08. 
Josiah Thacher, born Jan. 21, 17S9, died Aug. 23, 1807. 
Apphia Thacher was married Oct. 1S07, to Reuben Nason, and had one daughter, 
born July 30, 1803, named Apphia T. Nason. 

e. M. WATSON. 

Newfield. Died in Parsonfield, January 3, 1876, Mary Hasty, widow, daughter of 
Zebulon and Sarah (Milliken) Libby, late of Newfield, but originally of Scarboro'. 
Mrs. Hasty was born in the north eastern part of the present town of Newfield, January 
10, 1776, and was therefore wanting only one week of being a ceutennarian, at her 
decease. She is reputed to be the first child of European parentage, born within the 
limits of Newfield. This town was incorporated in 1794, having previously been known 
as Washington Plantation. It was first settled about the date of Mrs. Hasty's birth. 

Mrs. Hasty was twice married. Her first husband was Isaac Milliken of Scarboro'; 
while married they lived in Saco, where he died Sept. 10, 1S23, leaving a son and three 
daughters. The second husband was Robert Hastv of Limirjjrton. She was married to 
him about 1S35, and lived in Limington till about 1545, when he removed to Parsons- 
field, where he died in 1554, aged 93 years. Her father, Zebulon Libby, died in New- 
field in 1S06. I am indebted to her family for this information. 

The Hon. Samuel C. Adams of Newfield, informs me that the late Mrs. Hasty was the 
first female child born in Newfield, and that her brother, Benjamin Libby, was the 
first child born in Newfield. Mr. Adams states that this has always been his under- 
standing of this event. 


Boston, Jan. 29, 1876. 

Stimson I have in my possession what is called a " Washington Memorial Pitcher." 
On one side of it is an oval-shaped space, with a head or bust of Washington on an 
obelisk in its centre. Above the oval is " Washington in Glory," and below, "America 
in Tears." On the opposite side is a full-rigged ship, with American colors. On the 
front is a wreath, in which is " Miss H. Stimson," and under this is an American coat 
of aroi3. 


Can any reader inform me who Mis3 H. Stimson was, or give me any history of the 


ime and place of manufacture of this clas3 of pitchers ? 

Yarmouth, Me. 

Obituary. The Rev. James M. MacDonald, D. D , of Princeton, New Jersey, died 
on the 19th of April last. He was a native of Limerick in this State, son of Gen. John 
MacDonald, long a well-known citiz?n of that town, and brother of the late Hon. Mose3 
MacDonald, formerly member of Congress from thi3 State. Mr. MacDonald was a 
prominent Presbyterian clergyman and was at one time pastor of the Fifteenth Street 
Presbyterian Church in New York. 

Town History. Edwin Emery of Whitinsville, Mass., is preparing a history of the 
town of Sanford, from its earliest settlement to the present time, which he designs pub- 
lishing during the present year. A well written town history is of great value, and to 


enable him to make the work as complete and reliable as possible, it is desired that 

these persons who are in possession of any facts or incidents relating to its early history, 

will communicate them to Mr. Emery at an early day. 


Herrick Gexealogy. Dr. L. C. Herrick of Woodstock, Ohio, has now in prepara- 
tion a genealogy of the Herrick family of this country, which he designs publishing 
during the present year. He will revise the genealogy of this family by General 
Jedediab Herrick published in 1846, and bring it forward to the present time. It will 
doubtless be a work of great interest to those of that name, as well as others interested in 
genealogical researches. It is hoped that all those of the same in this State, who have 
not already done so, will at once furnish him with such record of their respective families 
us may be in their power. 

Sudbury Ca.vada Marriages. Some of the first settlers in Sudbury Canada (Bethel) 
were .obliged to go to Fryeburg, a distance of over 30 miles, to be married. We con- 
clude that at this time there was no one resident in the plantation who was qualified to 
solemnize marriages. The route was by the old Indian trail between the Saco and the 
Androscoggin, and passed through Waterford. The contracting parties must either 
have travelled on foot or on horseback, as no carriage road had at that time been built. 
The round trip must have occupied several days. 

We find upon the Fryeburg town record the following list of marriages of Sudbury 
Canadi people, solemnized by Simon Fryc, E?q.: 

Deo. 7, 1753, Thaddeus Bartlett to Sybil Powers. 

March 6, 178S, Josiah Segar to June Meserve. 

March C, I7SS, Stephen Bartlett to Dorcas Barbour. 

1783, William Meserve to P0I13' Duston. 

Oct. 23, 178S, Jesse Barker to Naonia Swan. 

May G, 1790, ^sa Foster to Anna Bartlett. 

May 6, 1790, John Kilgore to Anna York. 

May G, 1790, Eli Grover toMebitable Austin. 

1791, James Duston to Sarah McAlister. , 

Sept 23, 1792, Thomas Stearns to Lois Colby. 

July 1G, 1794, Benjamin Swett to Widow Ruth Harriman of Fryeburg. 

Sept. 13, 1795, Dr. John Brickett to Elizabeth Ayer of Haverhill. 

Memoranda. I transcribe the following from the Du Simitiere MSS. in the Phila- 
delphia Library 

Mary Dow, died Hampton, Feb. 1732-3, aged 95 years, born New Bury. 
Elizabeth Right, died Newington March, 17G5, aged 100 years. 
Edward Evans, died Barrington, Nov. 17C7, ajred 100 years. 

Henry Snow, born Toobay, (?) died Littery, (? Kittery) May, 1771, aged 97 years., 
Sampson Sbeafie, died New Castle, Sept. 1772, aged 90 years. 
Ambrose Sloaper, died Portsmouth, May — , aged 9-4 years. 
Mrs. Lear, died Portsmouth, Jan. 1774, aged 103 years. 
(Pierie Du Simitiere of Philadelphia, died about 17S0.) 

From a rare pamphlet in same Library entitled " A Record of Some Persecutions In- 
flicted upon some of the servants of the Lord in South Wales, &o. t by Francis Gawler, 
London, 1059," 1 learu that 





" John Roberts, Priest about Suanzie, who came from Nfu> England aforementioned, 
<tc." — and that 

" Marmaduke Matthews, Priest of Swanzie, who came from New Erigland, an envious 
persecutor, <fcc." 

(From the above we are able to trace two of the New England divines back to Glan- 
ninganshire, So. "Wales, prior to 1659. I have full notes if desired. Roberta seems to 
have been unknown to Mr. Savage as a minister. Gawler also informs us that one John 
Cutts was minister of Pennarth in Cilley, during and prior to 1659 ) 

New York. 


Capt. Macy Williams of Eastox, Mass. In the Williams genealogy, History of 
Augusta, page 958, is the following entry : «* 23, Macy Williams, born 1736. removed 
to Easton." Ellis -Ames, Esq , of Canton, Mass., writes me, "This was Capt. Macy 
"Williams of the Continental army, lie commanded a company in one of the Massachu- 
setts Regiments, raised at the commencement of the year 1776, that followed the British 
army as they went southward. 

Samuel Bisbee, who died in 1845, aged 8S years, was a private in the company of 
Capt. Williams. He often told me of the great ability, force and energy, and especially 
of the zeal and faithfulness with which he fought and encouraged his men, as he and 
they were under fire during the whole of the engagement at Germantown, in which • 
battle he had a number of his men slain. Bisbee's grandmother was a Williams and 
cou-in of Capt. Macv's father. 

Capt. Williams died in 1736 in Easton. I well know a daughter of his, Mrs. Hixson 
of Sharon, Mass , who died about seven years ago, aged 90 years. The dwelling-house 
of Capt. Macv's father, Josi.ih Williams, who died in 1770, is standing in good order ; 
Mrs. Hixson knew all about it. I formerly resided in West Bridgewater, near where 
they all lived. The Ingraham family all went from Stoughton. now Canton, and within 
twenty reds of my bouse in Canton; I feared ycu would never know how much of a man 
Capt Macy was unless I wrote you." 

Jeremiah Ingraham of Stoughton, married Abigail Hartwell of the same place. They 
bad eight children; the youngest was five years old when they moved to Augusta in 
1780, and the oldest, Beriah, married Sarah Fisher of Stoughton, in 17S0, and was long 
a respected and honored citizen of Augusta. Zilpha, the second child, married Capt. 
Seth Williams, and was the mother of eleven children ; the late Hon. Reuel Williams 
was her second child, and Judge Dar.iel Williams, now an octogenarian, eighth. The 
Judge and Mrs. Eben Fuller, are the only surviving children. 


Since writing the above, Mr. Ames has furnished further and valuable information 
relating to the Williams' and other Maine families, which we hope to prepare for publi- 
cation in a future number of the Genealogist and Biographer. 

J. W. N. 

Early Marriages ox Pf.nouscot River. A list of marriages by Jonathan Eddy, Esq. 

Richard Lancaster to Thankful Clark, Oct. 23, 1799. 

Moses Spencer to Sarah Grant, Oct 27, 1800. 

Nath. McMahon to Nancy Clapp, Mar. 20, 1800. 

Samuel Bailey, jr. to Catharine Dudley, Nov. 20, 1802. 

Elisha Row to Leon ah Maun, Dec. 11, 1803. 

James Campbell to Peggy Boyd of Bangor, Jan. 28, 1796. 


Joseph Potter to Rhody Mann, Oct. 18, 1796. 
Ben Spencer to Hannah Standley, July 16, 1795. 
' Robert Campbell to Betsey Knap, Aug. 19, 1795. 
William Tibbetts to Miss Sarah Thorns, Dec. 25, 1793. 
Joseph Clark to Jane Potter, Dec. 27, 1793. 
Arad Mayhew to Elizabeth Clark, Dec. 27, 1793. 
Joseph Inraan, Jr., to Lettice Holmes, June 11, 179S. 
Sam White to Fanny Colburn, April 21, 1791. 
Jacob Cook to Mary Harthon, Aug. 1791. 
John Mausel to Jenny Mahaney, Sept. 8, 1791. 
Levi Lancaster to Rebeccah Mann, April 30, 1792. 
Robert Hichborn, Jr. to Jenny Thorns, Aug. 31, 1794. 
Enoch Eayres to Lydia Loveitt, Sept. 4, 1794. 
Wm. Spenser to Hulda Page, Oct. 11, 1796. 
Edward Garland to Abagail Freese, Jan. 26, 1796. 
Stephen Page to Anna Eayres, Nov. 2, 1796. 
Theodore Trafton to Margaret Dennet, Aug. 2, 1733. 
EJmund Hartford to Hannah Olirer, Aug. 16, 179S. 
Joseph EJJy to Elizabeth Row, Dec. 26, 1800. 
Gideon Horton to Temperance Kinney, Dec. 25, 1S0O. 
Wm. Reed to Jenny Orcott, Oct. 31, 1793. 
John Rowell to Lucy Bussell, April 21, 1791. 
Francis Robisho to Phoebe Eayres." 1797. 
John Brooks to Hannah Bussell, 1799. 
Wm. Cook to Nancy Cogswell, 1799. 
John Minot to Eiis Palmer, 1S0O. 
David Rowell to Nancy Grant, 1798. 
Gideon Knap to Sarah Mann, 1801. 
Isaac Freese to Rebeccah Harthon, 1801. 
Dana Burton to Eliza McMahone, 1800. 
Moses Spencer to Sarah Grant, 1800. 
W 7 illiam Costigan to Rebeccah Eiyres, 1800. 
Nath. McMahone to Mary Clapp, 1800. 
Gates Harthon to Hannah Mann, 1799. 

J. W. P. 






Abbott '. 14, 84, 86 

Adams..! 83, 99, 107, 125 

Allen 9, 53, 60, 84, 120 

Amelia 73 

Andros 90, 105 

Appleton 66 

Athearn 10 

Atwood 98, 100, 101, 105 

Atkinson 99 

Ames 105, 127 

Buinpus 16 

Babson 64 

Bean 16 

-JBadger < 70, 91 

Bagley 73 

Bailey 73, 105 

Barbour 48 

Barnard 36 

Bartlett 64 

Barton ... . 46 

Bass 38 

Belcher 11, 33 

Berry 76 

Bisbee 16, 35, 127 

Boardman .. 9, 16, 29, 56, 91 

B<dge 29, 91 

Bowker 22, 3 5 

Bojd 47 

Boutelle 58 

Boycton 59 

Bray. 20, 84 

Bradford 91 

Brovrii 47, 63, 71, 105, 106 

Bryant 36, 62, 91 

Bucknam 73 

Bull 52 

Barter 73, 109 

Butler 73, 108 

Buttrick 36 

Busley 52 

Buxton 21 

Barnes 98 

Bu;h 99 

Branch 100 

Baker 101, 104 

B^nall 101 

Billies 102 

Bullen 104, 107 

Earnet 106 

Bolster 107 

Brandon 108 


Bradeen 110 

Cook 17, 98 

Campbell 73 

Carswell. 50 

Carter 26 

Carv 16, 60 

Cass 66 

Chapman 21, 46, 81, 104. 105 

Chase 25, 48, 73 

Churchill 16 

Caswell 16 

Clark 53, 88, 97, 102, 109 

Cleaveland \ 96 

Clemens 35 

Cobura 67, 80, 93 

Coffin 95, 96 

Cogswell 71, 95 

Colcord 38 

Cole 35, 100, 102, 107, 111 

Collins 48 

Cony 67, 74, 113, 115 

Cooper 84 

Cope'.an J 58 

Coppyn 52 

Corliss 63, 91, 94 

Couch • 82 

Cox 66, 73 

Cram 28 

Crockett 85, 73, 112 

Crosbv 65 

Currier 49 

Curtis 36, 73, 107 

Cutler 11, 92 

Cutt 89 

Cushing 47 

Carver! 99 

Crane 99 

Cornish 100 

Cu>hman 101 

Cobb 101 

Chan.iler 101 

Cowin 102 

Coy 102 

Ca<ly 102 

Clif.rd 104 

Chubbuck 104 

Cku;:h 106 

Cleciient 106 

Dunham 16 

Dcwiburv 16 

* Lists of names such as Berwick Tax-Payers, 1772, Marriages in Kittery, House- 
holders in Marblehead, Marriages on the Kennebec, Tax-Payers in Falmouth, etc., are 
not included in this index. 




Delano 16 Gray 86 

Dawson 53 Griffin 57 

Dean 64, 91, 92 Gurney 35 

Dennett 95 Griswold 99 

Dill 73 Goward 101 

Dingley 58 Gallup . 106 

Dinsniore 73 Gilson 106 

Douglass 63, Co, 91 Gunnison 109 

Dunn 72 Gowell Ill 

Dyke 63 Gawler 127 

Dewey 104 Hallett 27 

Dodge 105 Homan 17 

Damon 107 Hamilton 48 

Dearing Ill Hamblen 17 

Deane 113, 115 Hamlin 58, 61, 67, 91 , 

Dearborn 124 Hathaway 17, 102, 107 V 

Eames 22 Hams 71 

Eaton 36 Hall 34, 47, 49, 73, 91, 104, 116 

Eastman 91, 106 Hammond 78 

Edes 56 Hamond 84, 90 

Eddy 88, 89 Hanks 36 

Elder 29, 91 Hanson 13, 93 

.Eiiict 20, 101 Hardin 73 

El well '.. 58, 68, 109 Harris 64 

Emery 72, 83, S5, 112, 125 Haskins 92 

Emerson 105 Heath 28 

Elderkin 106 Herrick 77, 126 

Faueht 8S Hicks 48 

Farmer 27 Hi!! 62, 77, 78, 103 

Felt 35 Hilton : 73 

Fernald.. 67,84 H ink ley 73 

Field 47 Holman 62 

Flandera 95 Uolden 65,70 

Fletcher 37, 95 Howard 64, 74 

Flucker 51 Hooper 38,108 

Fobe3 64 Houghton.. 72 

Follet 64 Hoyt 87, 90, 91, 92 

Folsom 46 Hubbard 85 

^Foster 64, 96 Hutchins 84 

Freeland 26 Hapgood 97,105 

Freeman 14, SS Harlow 100, 102 

Frizell 73 Holme3 101, 121 

Frost 20, 22, 85, 105 Hnpe 106 

Frye 86, 89 Hinckley 106 

Fullentun 96 Hodsdon 108 

Fuller 101, 127 Haley 110 

Farrar 105 Heard Ill 

FurbL-h , 110 Hitchcock ]12 

Frink Ill Hissoo 127 

Furguson. Ill Ing,i!l? 105 

Follett 112 Ingersol 109 

Fi.-her. 127 Ingraham., 127 

Gorges 52,76 J;ickman 21 

Gilbert 72 Jackson 20, 100, 107 

Gilbraith 53 Jeffreys 52 

Glass 16 Jellison 65 

Gill • 49,56 Jewell 70 

Glover 52 Johnson -....46,62,110,114,116 

Gould 33, 46 Jones 11, 90 

Grant 84 Jenrison 109 

Green 66 Kelton 65 

Greenwood 21, CO, 61 Keys 34 

Gilman 81, 96 Kimball 26, 73 

Goodwin 82, 83, 85, 95, 102, 108, 111 King 46, 90 

Gowen 82 Kinnia 10 

Graves 52 




Kingsbury 65, 66 

Knox 52 

Knight S3 

Kenny man 102 

Kingman 104 

Jvfn?mau 106 

Kellogg 106 

Kendall 106 

Knight 107, 112 

Kilgore 107 

Key Ill 

Langdon 84 

Lapham 15, 21, 29, 33, 70, 91, 100 

Lawrence 73, 100 

Learned 34 

Lufkin 18 

Lebroke 59 

Lewis 73, 84 

Libby 85, 125 

Lithgow 74 

Liverinere 59, S7 

Leonard 17 

Lord S4 99 

Loud 90, 91 

Loring 65, 95, 98 

Lettice 97 

Lothrop 98 

Lucas ..' 99, 101 

Leach 102 

Le Baron 103 

Lictle 105 

Lombard 107 

Lang 108 

Marshall 95 

Marks 47 

Mavfaew y 

Miles 16 

Maverick 52 

Maxim 19, 101 

Meade " 73 

Merrill 47,116 

Moody 10 

Magoun 18 

Morse 14, 46, 47 

McAllister 18 

MooJton 73 

Milliken 73. 125 

McLane 106 

Macbean 106 

Ma?on 108 

Morrill ! 108 

Morgra{re 109 

MacDonaid 125 

Matthews 127 

Nash ..20, 91 

Kason 84, 1 1 1 47, 83 

Nelson 53, 101 

Newrnareh 89 

North 1, 29, 50, CI, 74, 91, 113, 127 

Norton 52 

Nyo 4, 101 

Newell 106 

Noyes 116 

Otis 18 

Owen 72, 91 

Odiorne 89 


Parris 26 

Pearson 71 

Peaslee 71 

Peet 59 

Pepperell 20, SO, 89 

Perham 33, 38, 102 

Pescay 72 

Pike 14 

Pishon 49 

Poor 46,91 

Pope -....11, 105 

Porter 29, 45, 60, 91 

Powers 34, 35, 38 

Pownal 51 

Pray 89 

Prentiss 26 

Pullen 58 

Parcell 72 

Phillips 98 

Perkins 99, 102 

Pratt 101 

Pasre 105 

Phelps 105 

Parks 106 

Parsons 107 

Quinb v 73 

Rainsford 52 

Packer 18 

Rand 14 

Rawson , 26, 23 

Remick 82, 86 

Reynolds 14 

Rice 76, 91 

Richardson 63, 97, 105 

Ridlon 4, 62 

Robbins 34, 47, 59 

Robinson 46 

Rollins 96 

Russell 81 

Ransom 101 

Ripley 101, 105 

Roberts 103, 112, 126 

Russ .104 

Rnymor.d 105 

Rogers 103 

Rhodes 112 

Sawtelle 13 

Saddler 35 

Sampson 65 

Savage 27, 73, 106, 127 

Sewall 28, 61, 116 

Shipley 31 

Slafter 64,92 / 

Smith . 72,106,107/ 

Suell 64 

Snule 11, 46 

Spinney 83 

Stearns 48 

Stebbius 27 

Stetson 49 

St inch field 72 

Stinson 73 

Stone 73. 112 

Qlv* w4V • I ■ • • # ••*» •••* •••> «••• • r * ' J * , I -' — 

Syuuonds 19 

Stories 9 



Stanley 19 Thomas. 110 

Startivant 14 Tetherly 110 

Swett 70 Thatcher 114 

Swift 19 Thornton 124 

Shurtleff 97, 107 Upton 63, 64 

Sampson 98 Yarney 29 

Shaw 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 104, 107 Varnum SO 

Sherman 100 Vaughan.... 98 

Spooner 101 Wainwrijrht 85 

Slccum 101 Waldo.." 50 

Swan 102 Warren 85,99 

Steele,. 103 Wasbhurne 67, 92, 102 

Scott 103, 105 Waters 47 

Stimson 103, 125 Webster 72 

Selfridge 105 Wentworth 20 

Stevens 107 West 78 

Staples 108 Weston 92 

Shorcy 109 Wheeler .. 19, 29, 91 

Scammon 110 White 72 

Skillin 110, 111 Whittemore 20 

Stacie 112 Whitcaore 27 

Snow 112 Whitney , 36 

Trneworthy 19 WhittieY. 46 

Talbot 72 Williamson 19 

Tappan 23 Williams 95, 127 

Taylor 73, 105, 106 Wilder 91, 92 

Tenney 34 Willis 68 

Thurston 22 Withers 76 

Titcomb 11, 14, 91 Wilson 72, 84, 105, 116 

Tobie 85 Wise 78,103 

Todd 66 Wood 73,105 

True 8S Woodman 82, 91, 95, 06 

iTraftoa 54 Woodsum 35, 96 

Torrev 92, 103 Wvatc 90 

Town's 46 Waits 99,114,116 

Tuell 35, 102 Whitman .. 102, 107 

Tukey 47 Walcott 103 

Tuttle 61, 125 Whipple i06 

Tupper 100 Weeks 109 

Tilden...- 100 Wade 9 110 

Terry 103 



.A, Quarterly Journal. 




Wm. Berry Lapham, M. A., Editor. 

VOLUME II. - 1876-7. 

'* None of us livcth to himself and no man dicth to himself." — Paul. 






V o 1 1 C -. 



John Neal 1 

Major George Berry 5 

Daniel Flagg . . 15 

\Some Early Settlers in Massachusetts 18 

Early Marriages in Turner , 22 

Incidents noted on Almanac Leaves 26 

Early Augusta Epitaphs 2S 

Settlers in " Corn-wall " County 31 

Kittery Family Records ..33, 62, 119 

Notes and Queries 36, 65, 101, 131 

Acknowledgements 40, 72 

Hon. Samuel Page Benson 41 

Tylden or Tilden Family 47 

Fort Halifax 51 

Relic of the Revolution 53 

Scarboro' Tax-Payers— 1312 54 

Early Marriages in Brunswick 58 

Early Yarmouth Epitaphs 61' 

Abiah Kilgore 73 

Cilley Family 74, 121 

Eleazer Flagg of Concord, Mass., and seme of his Descendants 80 

Revolutionary Pensioners in Maine . »..' 88 

Roll of Lieut. Maxwell's Detachment 83 

James W. Bradbnry, Jr *, 89 

Brunswick Epitaphs 90 

First Settlers in Hiram, Me 94 

Ricker Family 96, 105 

Family Records of Early Settlers in Bcckfield 97 

Editorial Notes 104 

Notes on the Eddy Family 133 

John Lothrop Motley US 

Hon. Daniel ^Villidms 130 

Our Exchanges 136 

A New Hakluyt Paper 136 


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Vol. II NO. 1. 




John Neal, one of the most original and voluminous of early 
American authors, was born in Portland, Maine, on the 25th of 
August, 1T93. His family, who were of the society of Friends, 
first planted themselves in this country at Portsmouth and Dover 
in New Hampshire. His grandfather, James Neal, was a Quaker 
preacher at Eliot, Maine. His father, John Neal, second son of 
James, was a schoolmaster in Portland, and at the time of the 
birth of the subject of this notice, was in his thirtieth year. lie 
had married a daughter of Dauiel Hall, a man of large stature and 
great bodily strength, from whom his son, John, inherited his fine 
port and physical strength. John was one of twins, who were 
the only children of their parents. His sister Rachel, though of a 
feeble constitution, inherited from her father, lived to the age of 
sixty-five years, but never married. 

While the mother was still confined to her bed, with her twin 
babes, the father died of fever brought on by watching with the 
sick* When able to leave her bed, Mrs. Neal set up a private 


school which she taught for many years, and her daughter Rachel 
after her until 1830. John was thus early thrown upon his own 
resources. His education, obtained at the Quaker boarding-school 
in Windham, at the town school and the old Portland Academy, 
comprised only the branches of reading, writing and arithmetic, 
and was completed when he was twelve years old. 

Il> was now a bright, active boy, with plenty of spirit. Though 
of Quaker origin he had inherited none of the Quaker meekness. 
lie was an eaglet in the dove's nest. In his youth he was read 
out of the Quaker fraternity, as he says, for "knocking a man 
who insulted him, head over heels ; for paying a militia fine, for 
making a tragedy, and fur deserving to be turned out, whether 
or do." 

He commenced life, at the age of twelve, as a shop-boy in a 
dry goods store in Portland, Here he soon learned the tiicks of 
trade, and shifted from one store to another until, iu 1812, he set 
up for himself as travelling writing master, although he could 
never write a decent hand. Arriving at Portsmouth in his travels, 
he there gave up penmanship, and accepted a situation as cleik to 
one James Rundlet, a deputy commissioner engaged in purchasing 
clothing for the army and navy. Iu IS 13 we find him again set- 
ting out on his travels as a teacher of drawing, giving lessons in 
water colors, " without understanding the first principles of the 
art." In this pursuit he raised some $200 in Ilallowell, Augusta, 
Waterville and Norridgewock. Next he is seen acting as clerk 
for a firm in Boston, and anon going into business there, with 
Joseph L. Lord and John Pierpont, afterwards poet and preacher, 
with whom he formed a lifelong friendship. In 1815 their busi- 
ness was transform! from Boston to Baltimore, where failure again 
threw him on his own resources. 

He now commenced the study of law. Up to this time his ad- 
venturous youth had been spent in the eager pursuit of fortune, 
with little thought of literature. But he had always been a 
student, lie now turned to his pen as a means of supporting 
himself while gaining a knowledge of law. He went into author- 
ship with a characteristic impulsiveness, which gained for him 
among his associates the sobriequet of John 0' Cataract. He 
not only road law at the rate of two hundred pages a day, but 
while also dashing cfT novels and poems, studied four or five 
languages, together with history, political economy and meta- 
physics. Whatever he undertook he put through with a rush. 


ITis novel of " Seventy-Six " was turned off in twenty-seven days. 
His first novel, "Keep Cool/' appeared in IS 1 T , and was rapidly 
followed by several others, by his poems " Niagara" and " Goldau," 
and "Otto" a tragedy, besides much miscellaneous matter written 
for the periodicals of the day. These hastily written and epheme- 
ral publications caused a great sensation at the time, and brought 
Mr. Neal both income and reputation. 

After practising law for a year he, in 1825, set off to England 
to prove to John Bull that an American could write something 
worth reading. lie was not unknown there for "Logan" and 
" Seventy-Six " had been republished over the sea. We soon find 
him contributing to the quarterlies and Blackwood's Magazine, 
and enjoying the friendship of Jeremy Bentham, of whose house 
he was an inmate for several months. He wrote wholly on Amer- 
ican subjects, and the novelty of his themes, together with the 
vigor and freshness of his style, attracted universal attention. In 
1827, after a trip to the continent, he returned to this country and 
took up his residence in Portland where he resided to the day of 
his death, a period of nearly fifty years. Here he entered upon 
the practice of the law, accumulated property by various specu- 
lative enterprises, but did not abandon the pursuit of literature. 
In 1828 he started " The Yankee," a weekly newspaper, which 
for a brief period flashed upou the reading world with meteoric 
brilliancy. "Rachel Dyer," a powerful tale of Salem witchcraft, 
appeared the same year, and was followed in 1830 by "Author- 
ship," and in 1833 by "The Down Easters." Mr. Neal now 
turned his attention to periodical literature, and to public affairs, 
and for a quarter of a century wrote no more novels. In 1850 he 
retired from the active practice of his profession, and in 1S59 
appeared his last tale, "True Womanhood." Ten years later he 
published a volume of autobiographical reminiscences, a charac- 
teristic and entertaining book, entitled " Reminiscences of a Some- 
what Busy Life." 

As an author, Mr. Xeal belongs to the youth of American litera- 
ture. He had all the enthusiasm and high confidence of that early 
time, and also its lack of solid culture. His facility was fatal to 
the permanence of his work, but he had great qualities, which 
with proper balance would have given him enduring fame. In all 
things he was too hasty, plucking his fruit before it was ripe, and 
rushing forward to the end regardless of the way. His impulsive- 
ness led him into extravagance and exaggeration. But this at 



least can be said of him — he was no imitator. He modeled his 
style after no standard. There were a freshness and vigor in his 
writings that always commanded attention. He wrote as he 
talked, and this was his method, as far as he had one. He had 
great scorn for what he called classical English, which he held to 
be a dead and formal style, and aimed to throw into his writings 
the natural expression of himself. In this he succeeded, for no 
writer ever had a more characteristic style than John Neal. His 
poems possess vigor, spirit and ease in versification, but they are 
overstrained ; he struck the lyre too hard. His novels lack elabora- 
tion, but thoy are full of dramatic power and incident. What he 
most needed was poise, the full command and control of all his 
vigorous faculties. lie was like a horse that loses the race 
because of too much spirit and mettle. 

As a journalist, Mr. Neal had a long and varied career. He 
was editor of, or contributor to, innumerable journals and maga- 
zines, including the leading periodicals of both England and 
America. As as an editor he was defiantly fearless and inde- 
pendent, always striking boldly at what he thought to be wrong, 
and always ready to retract like a true man, in the next issue. 
As a contributor he was capricious and uncontrollable. He lacked 
a perception of the fitness of things, and would dart off on a tan- 
gent without a moment's warning. His impulsiveness was the 
torment of editors as his illegible manuscript was the terror of 
compositors. lie wrote for everything, because he could not 
write long for anything. He contributed in turn to every news- 
paper published in his native city during the last half-century, and 
had a hand in editing many of them. When he assumed the 
editorship of one of them he said, in his usual off-hand way — 
" Having ten or fifteen minutes to spare, we have made up our 
minds to edit a newspaper.' 7 Retiring, in a puff, six weeks after, 
it was humorously said of him — "John Neal has retired from the 
editorship of the Transcript, the fifteen minutes having expired." 

As a promoter of art, and of all liberal studies, Mr. Neal has left 
a broad mark on the history of Portland. He was a man of varied, 
if not accurate information, and was enthusiastic in the promotion 
of everything tending to the general culture of the people. He 
had mastered many subjects of study, spoke several languages, 
and was always ready to discourse on any or all subjects. He 
was quick to encourage talent in the young, and to recognise the 
merits of others. At a time when art was little appreciated in 




this country he was always ready to patronize and encourage 
young artists, and many who have since achieved fame as painters 
or sculptors owe their first word of encouragement to him. He 
was a swift critic, frank and confident iu the expression of his 
opinions, but generous in his recognition of merit wherever found. 

As a man, Mr. Neal had many noble and some contradictory 
qualities. Like all positive men, he made warm friends and bitter 
enemies. He was honest, generous, warm-hearted, but quick, 
irascible, and sometimes passionate. His leading trait was im- 
pulsiveness, which occasionally lead him into hasty words and 
acts, but this was balanced by the manliness and rare courage 
which led him freely to own his mistakes. Another characteristic 
trait was his frankness. He was au out-spoken, forth-putting 
man, who never withheld a word or a blow from any considera- 
tions of policy or expediency; what he thought he said, and said 
it heartily because he thought it was right. He had also a gen- 
erous enthusiasm which led him to espouse the cause of tha down- 
trodden and oppressed. Every one of any pretensions who ever 
came to Portland seeking sympathy and aid found a warm friend 
in John Neal. nis trustfulness was sometimes imposed upon by 
adventurers, but he always stuck to his proteges to the last. He 
was probably the first man in this country to advocate woman- 
suffrage, having declared in favor of- giving the ballot to women 
iu a 4th of July oration delivered in Portland as early as 183S. 

Physically, Mr. Neal was a splendid specimen of a man, of 
vigorous frame and familiar with manly exercises. He was the 
first to establish a gymnasium iu this country, opeuing one in 
Portland soon after his return from Europe, and throughout his 
life he encouraged the practice of fencing and sparring. He was 
essentiallv an athlete, and was proud of his brawn aud sinew. 

As a converser, he was a rapid and instructive talker, but erratic 
in his discourse as in all things else. lie was a full man, and 
spoke with authority, and the assured confidence of one who is 
positive in his opinions and had no patience with " blockheads n 
aud " nincompoops. " 

Mr. Neal married his cousin, Miss Ellen Hall, who, with several 
children, survives him. His last years were quiet and uneventful. 
Surrounded by his frieuds, crowned with honors, in the assured 
hope of a better hereafter, he peacefully sank to rest, on the 20th 
of June, 1876, at the ripe age of nearly eighty-three years. 







Alfred M. Burton, Esq., of Portland, recently handed U3 an 
original commission issued to George Berry of Falmouth, bearing 
date April 19, 1757 . It was one of those roving commissions of 
which many were issued during the old French war, so called, 
and set forth that " George Berry, gentleman, was constituted 
Captain of a scouting party of forty men, and to be employed in 
marching from New Boston to Kennebec river, on the back of the 
inhabitants, for their security and protection, for a term not to 
exceed three months from the first da}' of April inst., unless con- 
tinued by a further order of the General Court." 

In the absence of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor, this 
commission was signed by the Council, and bears the following 
autograph signatures: 

John Erving. George Leonard. J. Chandler. 

Richard Cutt. John Otis. James Minot. 

W. Brattle. Tho : Hutchinson. And : Oliver. 

Jos. Pynchon. Steph* Sewall. Wm. Pepperell. 

S. Danfurth. Jhaac Koyall. Jno. Osburne. 

Samuel Watts. Benja: Lincoln. Jn. Cashing. 

Ezek. Cheever. Benj. Lynde. Dan : Russell. 

The commission is well preserved, and passed from George 
Berry to his son Obadiah, then to his grandson Joshua,' and again 
to his great-grandson Dr. Robert P. Berry, who died in Newport, 
R. I., in 1873. 

In the history of Portland, Mr. Willis states, that after one of 
the Indian attacks upon Falmouth, the savages were pursued by 
Capt. Berry and his company, and this is the only mention of him 
made in Mr. Willis' book, although he was a prominent man in 
Falmouth for nearly forty years. Capt. George Berry wa3 the 
son of George and Deliverance (Haley ) Berry" of Kittery, and 

* George Cerry who married Deliverance, danghter of Andrew Haley, lived in Kittery 
near the month of Spi nc« Creek, on the ea^t side. 7'he records of Kittery afford but little 
information re- pectin^ him. Tn l~'li be gave a deposition which i^ recorded with York 
County Records, in which he states that he is forty-eight years old. His deposition, 
which related to land in which Sir William Pepperell had an interest, referred to 


was born in that town in 1706. He was probably the great- 
grandson of William Berry f of Portsmouth in 1.631. lie was 

matters which occurred in Kittery in 1692, when he was fourteen years of age Benja- 
min Berry resided in Kittery at the same time. He married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Thomas Withers, and it is quite probable that George and Berjimin were br> thers. 
Benjamin Berry was a mariner, and died in early life, leaving two sons, Withers and 
Benjamin, both of whom died unmarried. Withers died in 1730 while a member of the 
General Court in Boston, and was buried there. His mother, widow Elizabeth Berry, 
married for second husband Dodovah Curtis. George Berry was a house carpenter. He 
had a daughter Deborah who married William Walker of Kittery. Deliverance Haley, 
wife of George Berry, had a brother Andrew, jr , who occupied the homestead which 
was granted to his father iu 1073, ar.d the following sisters : Anna m Richard West- 
gate of Kittery ; Deborah m. Ejihraim Crockett of Stratham, N. H. ; Elizabeth m. 
.Nicholas Ililliard of Newington, N. II. ; and Aroda, who married Samuel Skillen of 

George Berry may have had other children besides George, jr , and Deborah. Josiah 
Berry of Kittery was married in 1741. He may have been a son of George. Joseph 
Berry wa3 of Scarborough in 17.0. He may have been another son, but I have no 
certain information on the subj :ct. 

I have found no records showing who were the parents of George Berry, sen. There 
is no doubt that they were cf Kittery, for we have shown that George was: thero when 
a boy. James Berry had a grant of land in Kittery in lt73, but whether he ever lived 
there or not, I have not teen able to ascertain. Joseph Berry, mariner, of Piscataoua, 
bought half an acre of land ol Thomas Withers in 1683. This was probably a house 
lot, and if so, probably Jo.>eph Berry once r> sided in Kittery. Further researches may 
settle the question as to the paternity of George Berry, sen., but in the absence of 
positive evidence to the contrary, I incline to the opinion that he and Benjimin were 
the sons of Joseph, and that the latter was the son of \\ illiaru the emigrant. 


f William Berry was one of the fifty mid men sent over by Capt. John Masou to settle 
hi3 grant of land which, after his division with George*, embraced most of the present 
State of New Hampshire. These men were landed on the west side of the mouth of the 
Piscataqua river in 1C31. There are reasons for supposing that William Berry was at 
this time a young man, though whether he was married in England or after his arrival 
in this country, we have not been able to ascertain. His wife's name was Jane. But 
little mention is made of William Berry in the early records up to the time of his death 
which occurred about lb>4. 

The territory now embracing the towns of Portsmouth, Rye, Newcastle, Greenland 
and a part of Newington, was then undivided. There were local names applied to 
certain portions of the territory which are in seme instances still retained William 
Berry is said to have been the first settler in the present town of Ryo. He lived at a 
place called Sandy Beach. He was one of the grantees of Newbury, Mass., and had 
probably moved there previous to 1043. In 1C40 he joined with others in the con- 
veyance of a glebo at Portsmouth. He probably died about the year 1 C 5 4 , for June 
28, 1 ('. 5 4 , Jane iierry was appointed administratrix of her husband's goods. His widow 
Jane subsequently married Nathaniel Drake. 

December 0, 1669, Jane Drake released her interest in property which her former 
husband William Berry sold to William Seavy. Nathaniel Drake and John Berry 
joined in the conveyance. July 10, IGoo, James Jone3 testified that he wa3 present ca 
June C, 1C4S, when William Berry gave to Anthony Ellis his farm at Strawberry Bank. 



married in Kittery, January 11, 1726-7, to Elizabeth oldest 
daughter of George and Rebecca ( Skillen ) Frink of Kittery, by 
Key. John Newmarch. He was by occupation a ship-wright, 
and worked at his trade at Kittery Point. December 8, 1732, he 
purchased of Phineas Jones of Falmouth, two hundred acres of 
land, " situated at a place called ' Back Cove/ and bounded as 

William Berry is said to have been at SaEdy Beach as early as 1632. John Berry, 
supposed to be ttie eldest son of William, was also of Sandy Beach, and has been sup- 
posed by some to have been the first settler there. We have no record of the family of 
William Berry, but his children are supposed to have been Elizabeth, John, Joseph, 
Jamts, William, and perhaps others. Elizabeth was married to John Locke of a place 
called Fort Point in Newcastle about the year 1652. August 26, 1696, John Locke 
above named was ambushed while reaping grain in his field at- the Neck, and was killed 
by the Indians. They had twelve children. 

John Berry, in 1058, lived in Hampton. His wife's name was Susanna, and his first 
child was John, born January 14, 1658-9. This is all the record we have of John. 

Joseph Berry and wife Rachel of Portsmouth, in 1674, sold a dwelling bouse near a 
creek. In 1683 Joseph Berry, mariner, of Piscataqua, bought half an acre of land of 
Thomas Withers of Kittery, adjoining said Withers homestead. We have no record of 
his family. 

James Berry had a grant of fifty acres of land in Kittery in 1673. We know nothing 
of his family. 

In 1660, at the division of land in Portsmouth, John and Joseph Berry were among 
those who received grauts. 

In the tax rates of lb88, John, Joseph, William and James Berry are taxed as of 

William Berry, probably a son of William, sen., though by some supposed to be as 
grandson, was of Newcastle, and married Judith Locke. She is said by some to have 
been the daughter of Nathaniel Locke, who was probably a younger brother of John 
Locke before mentioned, though other records go to show that she may have been the 
widow of Nathaniel Locke, aud that her maiden name was Judith Hennins. The chil- 
dren of William and Judith Berry were us follows : i. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 15, 16S6 ; 
ii Nathaniel, b. Feb. 13, 16S8 ; iii Stephen, b. Jan. 18, 1690 ; iv William, b. Nov. 18, 
1693 ; v Jeremiah, b March 18, 1695 ; vi Frederick, b. Jan. 15, 1697 ; vii Abigail, b. 
March 15, 1699 ; viii Jane, b. Jan. 26, 1701. 

Stephen, Joseph, John and Thomas Berry, were soldiers on duty at Fort William 
and Mary in Newcastle in 1708. 

luoe 13, 1717, John B?rry and Joshua Fo?3 divided land which was given to their 
grandfather William Berry seventy years previous 

In 1653, at a town meeting in Portsmouth, a Committee consisting of William Berry, 
Anthony Brackett, Thomas Peavy and James Johnson, were appointed to lay out the 
lands unto the people at Sandy Beach. 

The foregoing items embrace about all we have been able to learn of William Berry 
and his family. The public records are provokingly brief, and no family records have 
been preserved. It is generally conceded that William Berry of Strawberry Bank and 
6andy Beach is the common ancestor of the numerous families of this name in New 
Hampshire, and of many Maine families, Including Capt. George of Falmouth and his 
numerous descendants. 



follows : " " Beginning at a heap of stones in the middle of Fall 
Cove brook, and at the tail of the saw mill built by James Wins- 
low ; from thence south-westerly by the water side to a red oak 
tree marked, which in a direct line from said heap of stone is 
nearly 121 rods; thence northwest into the woods and from the 
heap of stones northwest into the woods, and so on each the said 
lines according to the courses mentioned above, back into the 
woods until two hundred acres are made up; only the said Jones 
reserves to himself the privilege of two acres of land to adjoin on 
the mill built by said Winslow, to be laid out as he sees fit, not to 
extend ten rods southwest from the brook.* The consideration 
was six hundred pounds lawful money. Mr. Berry subsequently 
purchased adjoining lands, until his estate amounted to about five 
hundred acres. At the mouth of Fall brook he had a ship-yard 
which was known and the location is still remembered as " Berry's 
ship-yard. " 

George Berry was a captain in the military service as early as 
1747. In a company which he then commanded were several 
Scarborough men, and a letter from him of the above date, to 
commissary Prouty of Scarborough, is published on page ITS of 
volume 3d of the collections of the Maine Historical Society. lie 
held several roving commissions to raise and command scouting 
parties against the Indians. One of these, a copy of which is 
before me, is dated Oct. 26, 1 756, and is signed by Spencer 
Phipps, Lt. Governor, and authorizes Capt. Berry to range the 
Indian Hunting grounds between the Eastern Frontier and Canada. 
He assisted in the erection of Fort Halifax on the Kennebec river, 
and his account for services there rendered, is on file in the 
archives at Boston. 

Capt. Berry was chairman of the board of selectmen in Fal- 
mouth in 1753 and 1754, when Stephen Longfellow was clerk. An 
entry in Parson Smith's Journal in 1776, says, " Major Berry died 
aged 70 years." The town records of Falmouth were destroyed 
by fire in 1849, and the Probate Records of Cumberland county in 
I860, by which two important sources of information respecting 
the early settlers of Falmouth, were destroyed. George Berry's 

.« *York County Records. 


will* was entered fur Probate, March 11, 1776, EdocIi Freeman at 
that time being Judge of Probate and Samuel Freeman, Regi>ter. 
The children of George Berry by his wife, Elizabeth Frink, were 
three sons and one daughter, as follows : 

2 i afeorye, b. ; in. Sarah Stickney. 

3 ii Joi-iah, b. ; m. Thankful Uutler. 

4 iii Obadiah, b. Oct. 14, 1T38; m. Lucy Tjrrey. 

5 iv Elizabeth, b. ; m. Jeremiah Pote f 

♦This will, the original of which is in the possession of Mrs. Edward Anderson of 
Windham, a great-grand-daughter of the testator, reads as follows : 

In the name of God Amen 

I, George Berry of Falmouth, in the County of York and Province of the Massachu- 
eetts Bay in New England, Esq., being in good Bodily Health, and of a Sound and 
disposing Mind and Memory, Thanks be given to God, therefor, but being called into 
the Army where I seem more immediately exposed to the Stroke of Death, I commend 
myself to the care of divine Providence, and as touching such Worldly Estate, where- 
with it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life I give demise and dispose of the same 
in the following Manner and Form : 

Imps' It is my Will that all my just Debt3 be first paid out of my Estate. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife, Elizabeth Barry the Use and Im- 
provement of One half of my Estate both Real and Personal, during the Term of her 
continuing my Widow and in case of a second marriage, but One Third thereof from 
that Time. 

Item. I give and bequeath, unto my beloved Sons, George, Josiah and Obadiah, my 
whole Estate, buth of Lands, Building? or whatever, to be equally divided among them, 
according to Quantity and Quality to them their Heirs and Assigns forever (they pay- 
ing out to my Daughter the Legacy hereafter mentioned) and to come into Possession 
of One half thereof immediately after my decease, and of two thirds-thereof, at the Time 
of my Wife's Second Marriage (if that should happen) and of the whole at her Decease. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter, Elizabeth Pote, One Hundred 
and Thirty-three pounds, Six Shillings and Eight pence Lawful money to be paid her or 
her Heirs by my three Sons, George, Josiah and Obadiah eqnally in the Course of ten 
Tears after my decease, in the Manner following, viz., Thirteen pounds Six Shillings 
and Eight rence annually and every Year till the whole is completed. 

And I do hereby likewise constitute make and ordain my beloved wife Elizabeth 
Berry and my son Obadiah, joint-Executors, to this my last Will and Testament, and I 
do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannull all and every other former Testament 
"Will, Legacy and Bequest and Executors by me in any ways before named, willed, 
bequeathed, ratifying and conforming this and no Other to be my last will and Testa- 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Ilan 1 and Seal, the Twentieth day of 
May Anno Domini, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Eight. 

Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and declared, by the sd. George Berry, as his 
last Will and Testament, in the presence of uh the sub-cribers. 

GKO. fiERRV. (Seal) 

JkV.v Waitk, Stkp'.n Waitk. Stki- a Losut'tiLLoW. # 

f Mr. Pote was a wealthy merchant and shipowner, and we believe sometimes com- 
manded his own vessels. At the breaking out of the Revolutionary war, being a decided 
loyalist, he went to the Provinces and did not return. 




2. George Berry, Jr., was man Jed lo Sarah, d. of David and 
Mary Stickney, in IT 52. lie resided un pan of his father's farm 
in Falmouth until 1808, when he went with his son to Denmark, 
Me., and died there April 3d, 1816. Children : 

6 i William, b. July 30, 1753; m. Joanna Doane. 

7 ii Josiah, b. May 12, 1T54; m. Elizabeth Blackstone. 

8 iii Jeremiah, b. ; went to sea and Dever returned. 

9 iv George, b. ; m. Jane Bowie. 

10 v Sally, b. ; mi. Benj. Haskell of Windham. 

— ; m. Dorcas Shattuck. 

; m Samuel Procter. 

; m. Benjamin Pride. 

; d. young. 

— ; m. Eben Sawyer. 

11 vi Samuel t b. ■ 

12 vii Joanna, b. 

13 viii Abigail, b. 

14 ix Miriam, b. - 

15 x Rebecca, b. — 

16 xi Eunice, b. Sept. 24, 1761; m. Charles Walker. 

3. Josiah, who married Thankful Butler, lived and died in Fal- 
mouth, lie had several daughters but no son. We know but 
little of his descendants, save that his daughter Miriam married 
Zachariah Stevens of Westbrook, and had Samuel B. and Alfred, 
the former being the father of ex-Mayor A. E. Stevens of Portland. 

4. Obamah, who married Lucy Torrey, who was born in Fal- 
mouth Sept. 11, 1789, lived with his father on the Berry home- 
stead, and took care of him and his wife in their declining years. 
Children : 

17 i Lucy. K Nov. 6, 17G4 ; m. Josiah Burnham of Durham. 

18 ii Joshua, b. June 8, 1767; m. Olive Wilson. 
10 iii Betsey, b Nov. 16, 1770. 

20 iv Sophia, b. Sept. 5, 1773; m. George Illsley. 

21 -v Joanna, b. Dec. 14, 1776; m. Anthony Sawyer. 

6. William, who married Joanna Doane of Cape Elizabeth, who 
was born March G, 1753, resided iu that town a few years, then 
sold out and moved to Bncktown, (now Buckfield.) lie was 
among the early settlers in Buckfield, which town was first settled 
in 1776, and Mr. Berry was a resident prior to 1780. lie was 
long deacon of the Baptist church and was an industrious, man 
and much respected citizen. He had eleven children, all of whom 
grew up and had families of their own, and he had ninety-three 
grandchildren. Children : 

22 i Polly* b. Feb 22, 177.); m. Oet 22. 1795. Luther Whitman, who was the 5th 
eettler in Plantation No. 3, (Woodstock) lived, and died in that town Dec. 23, 1837. 
He died July 20, 1849. 

23 ii Levi, b. April 28, 1777; m. Lusannah, d. cf Solomon and Elizabeth (Curtis) 


Bryant* of Paris. Settled in Woodstock in 1799, lived afterwards in Paris and Bethel, 
and died in Smyrna, Me., Feb. 8, 1S54. His wife d. Oct. 18, 1849. 

24 iii Dorcas, b. June 16, 1779; ni. Jacob Whitman, Jr., of Euckfield, who was 
the fourth settler in Woodstock. She died May 24, 1SG7. Mr. Whitman died Sept. 6, 
1873, aged 94 years. 

25 iv Joanna, b. Nov. 11, 1781; m. 1st, Samuel Briggs; 2d, Rev. Nathaniel Chase. f 
She died Deo. 27, 1864. 

26 v William, b. April 17, 17S3; m. Deborah Drake. He was the first settler in the 
Berry neighborhood, so called, in the north part of Paris. He died March 1, 1S4S, and 
his wife died Dec. 6. 1857. 

27 vi Betsey, b. June 1, 1785; m. James Ricker of Buckfield, where she- lived, and 
died April 13, 1859. ne died Oct. 1, 1859. 

28 vii George, b. July 30, 1787; m. Sally, dau. of Elijah and Eunice (Barton) 
Swan; d. in BrownSeld Oct. 1, 1S59. His aged widow still survives at West Paris. 

29 viii Obadiah,b. March 2, 1790; m. Abigail Kicker; d. in Buckfield March 1, 
1875. His wife died a short time after. 

30 ix Sally, b. June 9, 1792; m. Tobias Ricker Jr., March, 1814; d. April 17, 
1820. He died June 2, 1SC8. 

31 x Remember, b. Deo. 22, 1794; m. John Swett of Turner. She survives her 
husband and resides with her daughter on the old homestead. She is the mother of 
Hon. Leonard Swett the distinguished lawyer of Chicago 

32 xi Zeri, b. Nov. 1, 1797; m. Abigail Turner; resides in Canton. 

7. JobiAH, who was married to Elizabeth Blackstone, May 10, 
1781 ; moved to Lisbon Falls where he died April 24, 1840. Ilis 
wife, who was a descendent of Sir William Phipps, died Feb. 9, 
1846. Children: 

33 i Jeremiah, b. March 14, 1782. 

3-4 ii Edward, b. Sept. 6, 1783; m. 1st, Jan. 13, 1813, Sybil Brown; 2d, Nov. 16, 
1829, Rebecca Purrington; 3d, Nancy Crie of Portland. 

35 iii Eunice, b. Sept. 13, 1785. 

36 iv Betsey, b. Sept 19, 1787. 

37 . v Lois b Feb. 25, 1790. 

38 vi Nicy, b. Jan 29, 1792. 

39 vii Lucy, b. Dec 17, 1794. 

40 viii Josiah, b Sept 8, 1796. 

41 ix Nancy, b. Feb. 1, 1709. 

42 x Dorcas, b. April 4, 1802. 

43 xi Amos b. July 17, 1805. 

44 xii William, b. Aug. 9, 1808. 

Several of this family became residents of Now Orleans. 

♦Solomon Bryant was the youngest son of Dea Samuel and Tabitha (Ford) Bryant 

of Plympton, Mass , grandson of Deacon Samuel and Joanna Bryant of the same 

town and great grandson of John Bryant of Plymouth, who married Abigail, daughter 

of Stephen and Abigail (Shaw) Bryant of Duxbury. 


f Rev. Nathaniel Cbase was a native of Windham, Me. He served in the war for 
independence and was one of the first settlers in Buckfield. He was a preacher cf the 
Calvin Baptist denomination, and was well known in Oxford county half a century ago. 
He died in April, 1853, aged 91 years 7 months. 


9. George, who married Jane Bowie; moved to Bowdoin, Me., 
in 1800. His widow lived to be nearly a hundred years of age. 
Children : 

45 i William, b ; m. Eliza Heath. 

46 ii John, b. ; went to New Orleans and died there. 

47 iii Jeremiah, b. ; died in 1S29. 

48 iv Sally, b. ; m. William Rush of Bath. 

49 v Polly, b. ; m. John Small of Richmond. 

. 50 vi , ; m. and moved to Saco. 

II. Samuel, married Dorcas Shattuck of Portland, who was 
born Oct. 13, 1777. lie lived with his father on the old home- 
stead iu Falmouth till 1808, when he sold out and moved to Den- 
mark, where he died April 19, 1831:. His wife died March 21, 
1841. Children: 

51 i Moses S , b. Au~. 16, 1803. 

52 ii Lronard A , b. March 4, 1805; m. Susan M. Bradbury of Buxton, Deo. 18, 
1833. He died in March, 1875, in Denmark. 

63 iii Mary A , b. Oct. 4, 1809. 

54 iv Ellen M., b. Jan. 10, 1812. 

55 v Harriet R , b. March 6, 1815. 

56 vi George S., b. Oct. 19, 1821. 

13. Abigail, married Benjamin Pride of Westbrook, who moved 
to Waterford, and was an early settler there. Children : 

57 i Eunice. 

58 ii Nathaniel. 

59 iii Josiah, b. Dec. 18, 1792; m. Sophia Fairbanks of Berlin, Mass. 
€0 iv Nancy. 

61 V. Benjamin. 

62 vi Charles. 

1G. Eunice, married Charles Walker and moved to Harrison. 
They were married Dec. 26, 1782. He died June 26, 1843, and 
she died July 29, 1823. Children : 

63 i Samuel, b. Oct. 8, 1783; m. Hannah Hicks. 

64 ii Miriam, b Oct 7, 1785; m. Philip Cobb. 

65 iii Chirles, Jr., b. Oct. 1, 17S7; m. Sally Barbour. 

66 iv John, b. Sept 3, 1791; died in infancy. 

67 v Eliza, b. June 23, 170S; m. 1st, Joshua Howard; 2d, David Woodsum. 

18. Joshua, who married Olive Wilson of Falmouth, who was 
born April 6, 17G9, was a farmer, and lived with his father on the 
Berry homestead. He subsequently moved to Poland, where his 
wife died May 6, 1815. lie then moved to Windham, where he 
died Oct. 15,\84t. Children: 


€8 i Mary, b. Dec. 9, 1794; m. William Burton* of Gorhain, Me., b. Jan. 13, 1798; 
married June 4, 1S23. Both still living in Gorham. 

69 ii Ann, b. July 24, 1799; m. 1st, Stephen Thomas Feb. 10, 1S19, and 2d, Robert 
File3 Mar.h, 1S32. She died June 4, 1871. 

70 iii Alfred, b. Jan. 18, 1801; m. Jane Todd in 1829; d. Nov. 10, 1851. 

71 iv Henry, b. Feb. 7, 1803; d. March 18, 1847. 

72 v Louisa, b. Nov 7, 1803; m. Edward Anderson of Windham. She still resides 
a widow at South Windham, 

73 vi Nathaniel \V., b Deo 4, 1806; m. Lvdia Anderson; d. Feb. 17, 1871. 

74 vii Emily, b. Aug. 20, 1809; d. Sept. 15, 1809. 

75 viii Robert P.,f b. Jan. 14, 1812; m. July 8, 1848, Mary A. Thurston; d. in 
Newport, R. I. 

* He was the son of William Burtoa, who was born at Gloucester C. II., Ya., Aug. 15, 
1759; married Mary Ross of Gorham, Me., and died there Sept. 23, 1841. William 
Burton, Sen. wa3 a suldier in the war for independence. 

f The following notice of this man is taken from a Newport paper: 

The late Dr. Berry'. In the death of Dr. R. P. Berry, our comu unity has suffered 
a great loss, inasmuch as it has lost a member possessed of sterling qualities of character. 
A man truthful, honest, charitable, and in every way reliable, — one to whom the old 
phrase was in every way applicable, — for surely '* his word was as good as his bond." 

During his long sickness people of all grades of society iu asking of the possibility 
of his recovery have said, "we cannot afford to lose such a man as Doctor Berry." No! 
we cannot afford it; we cannot well spare a man with such estimable traits of character, 
a man without selfishness — no seeker of position but worthy of any — calm, just and fair 
minded, a gentleman in the best sense of that much abused word; a good neighbor to 
those who dwelt near him, a friend to those who needed help. 

Genial, cultivated and intelligent, he was a most agreeable companion to all who 
were favored with his acquaintance. Ho had many friends; for with this man " the 
rank was but the guinea stamp," and he selected his friends from a wide range of 
society, rejecting the gross and coarse on one side and the pretentious and frivolous on 
the other; he had a goodly Company that he could call friends. 

When one such as this has passed away, it is profitable for the survivors and the 
community of which they are members, that his virtues be spoken of, reflected upon and 

Note.— We have a large amount of material relating to other branches of the Berry 
Family which we hope to arrange and publish on some future occasion. In the mean- 
time it is desirable that any person connected with the family who has any records 
or information bearing upon its genealogy should communicate with the editor of this 
Journal. Copies of marriage certificates, old deeds, inscriptions on gravestones, and all 
other family records, will aid in working up the history of the family. 




In November, 18T5, the subject of this article, an eccentric 
genius, died suddenly at Concord, X. II., in the 83d 3-ear of his 
age. He was descended from Thomas Flagg 1 of Watertown, 
(1611) through Lieut. Gershom, 2 Gershom, 3 Zachariah, 4 Samuel, 5 
and consequently of the same stock as the Flaggs upon the Ken- 
nebec river. His grandfather Zachariah married, in 1733, Alary 
Gardner of Charlestown, and his father, Dr. Samuel, was born in 
1744, and was brother to John, born 17-40, the father of Mrs. 
Abigail Lovering, (born Sept. 1, 1775,) the centenarian now living 
in Oxford in the State of Maine. 

The first eccentricities of this family seem to have appeared in 
Dr. Samuel Flagg, who, as the tradition is, was educated at Har- 
vard University, (but I find no record of his having graduated 
there,) and married (about 1780) Sarah Robie of Chester, Vt. 
His father (Zachariah) was a tailor by trade, and designed that 
his son should follow the same calling, but the boy did not take 
kindly to the shears, much preferring books, and the study of 
chemistry, with the few experiments he was able to make therein, 
and was consequently of little service in the shop. The father, 
still persisting in his efforts to bring the lad to a sense of his 
duty, was at length obliged to yield his preferences by the follow- 
ing incident. Wearied by such importunities, Samuel put to use 
his chemical knowledge, and his father was one evening greatly 
surprised and overcome upon entering his son's bedroom to find 
written upon the headboard of the bedstead the following couplet: 

"Sam Flagg is such a blade 
He won't learn the tailor's trade." 

The result was that Sam was provided with an education, and 
became a physician, noted as well for his skill as his oddity. 
Many anecdotes aie told of him, and he seems to have taken 
advantage of his chemical powers in more than one instance, to 
effect his purposes. He was a surgeon in the army at Benning- 
ton, and also at Saratoga in Gen. Whipple's brigade. After the 
war he led an eccentric and roving life, practicing his profession, 
but exacting no pay, and apparent!} 7 caring little whether any 
reward was given or not. He died at Grafton, N. II. 


Daniel was born in Hopkinton, N. II., Nov. 14, 1793, and when 
eight years of age was placed upon a farm, and there worked for 
several years. Afterwards, having- learned the trade which his 
father rejected, he pursued it awhile at Corinth, Vt., and subse- 
quently at Pembroke, X. II., for many years. He married at 
East Corinth, Yt , in 1S15, Mrs. Clarinda (Bailey) Carter, and 
had six children — all sous. In person, though rather below 
medium height, he was in early years of erect figure, stately 
bearing, and very active in his movements. In pursuing his trade 
he preferred to go from house to h >use (as indeed was then some- 
what customary) rather than to remain quietly in the shop. His 
means of education were scant, but like his father, he had a 
genius for mechanics and the higher arts, and made several in- 
ventions of utility, which came into use, and among them a lever 
attachment for snow-plows, which was extensively used, and it is 
said that the car spring now in use on New Eugland railways was 
his invention ; but none of these were patented, so far as I am 
aware, though a model of one of them is in the Patent Office, nor 
did he reap any especial benefit therefrom ; indeed, during the 
last half of his life he seemed to care as little for money as did 
his father, the Doctor — a name which was sometimes applied to 
himself. The Concord Statesman, in noticing his death, says : 
" lie was at one time a member of the Congregational church in 
Pembroke, but in the early "come-outer" days he left the church, 
and pleasant relations were not maintained between him and some 
of the people then resident in Pembroke. He embraced some odd 
notions of methods of health and living, one of which was going 
barefoot, or practically so, summer and winter, a practice which 
he has followed for thirty-five years." 

A gentleman writes me further, that he was always thinly clad, 
and the same brown straw hat did duty in all seasons and weath- 
ers, and adds: "1 have seen him travelling in the street in the 
month of February, barefooted, his feet as red as a cherry, but of 
late he has worn cowhide shoes in winter, but no stockings. " 

Though for many 3 T ears appearing in the streets in this manner, 
his vagaries did not seem to cause annoyance to others, or to 
occasion trouble or insult to himself, even the boys showing re- 
spect for his gre}' locks, which gave him a venerable appearance, 
his kindly disposition and eccentric genius, while many a citizen 
was ready to afford him the occasional shelter and food which he 
required when in town. 


In 1861 he had some tools, medicines, &c, stored in a building 
in Concord, occupied by the publishers of a newspaper which had 
rendered itself obnoxious to the soldiers stationed there, and they 
destroyed the press, scattered the types, papers, Sec, and with 
these, the tools, books, medicines, &c, belonging to Flagg. 
Though ever quite a noted abolitionist, and, perhaps, somewhat 
sympathizing with the soldiers in their work of destruction, he 
did not deem these seutiments sufficient recompense for his loss, 
and presented a claim to the city for $400, and one of the items 
of the bill was "for one large Family Bible containing the records 
of the Flagg family, $200." He seems, therefore, to have had an 
appreciation of the value of geneological records, and if these 
were to any considerable degree a record of the " Flagg family," 
he did not place an over-estimate upon them ; but the city 
thought otherwise, aud after some years awarded him $50 in 
settlement of the claim. 

About ten years before his death, his brother, Gardner Flagg, 
died, leaving to him about $200, with which he purchased a small 
. place in Suncook, near the river, where he constructed a curiously 
contrived cabin for himself, built partly under ground, where he 
lived a sort of a hermit life. For some years in succession he 
planted corn in the same hills without plowing, and at the Agri- 
cultural Fair in Concord, in 1875, exhibited specimens of corn 
thus grown. He also constructed an aqueduct from a spring on 
his premises a considerable distance to the road, where he placed 
a trough for the accommodation of travellers, receiving a yearly 
stipend of three dollars therefor. This cabin was but scantily 
furnished, but accorded with his tastes, and there, of late, he 
spent most of his time, only occasionally coming forth into the 
outer world. 

In former years he had, however, travelled extensively, and 
was well known in various sections of New Hampshire, Vermont, 
Massachusetts and Canada. His natural genius, combined with 
his peculiar eccentricities, made him a noted character, and upon 
railway corporations he was " priviliged," and received courtesy 
and attention from the conductors. He was known as the " Doc- 
tor," the " Barefooted Philosopher," and, since his death, has 
been called the "Modern Diogenes." Indeed, a letter to the 
Boston Journal, noticing his death, concludes thus : " In Grecian 
Corinth a pillar was raised to the memory of the ancient Diogenes, 



and let us hope that the Concord people, or the Green Mountain 
Corinthians, will not forget to perpetuate the name of the " Bare- 
footed Philosopher Flagg." » 

His wife for many years resided at Ilaverhill, Mass., with a 
daughter by a former husband. One of his sons was for many 
years an actor in Cincinnati, one still lives at Ilaverhill, and one 
resides at New York, all very respectable and worthy citizens. 

The Concord "Statesman" remarked truly — " A century does 
not produce many such characters," and therefore it has seemed 
to me fitting to place this brief sketch of him in your valuable 




James Xash, Weymouth — Marshfield, Representative to 
General Court 1655. " Promised protection from molestation 
about his water works in Marshfield, 1657." 

Richard Palsgrave was the first physician in Charlestown, 1639. 
Died 1656. 

Thomas Fisher engaged to build the first meeting house in Ded- 
ham, and died the same 3'ear, 1638. 

Nicholas Byrum, first physician in Weymouth, 1638. Many 
years Selectman. Died in Bridgewater 1688. • 

George Alcock, firct physician in Roxbury, 1634, and Repre- 
sentative to first General Court of Massachusetts Bay, died 1640. 

Samuel Bass, deacon of first church in Braintree fifty years, 
Representative to General Court 1641, and twelve years after 
died, 1694. 
x Gregory Belcher, one of first five male members of church in 
Braintree, died 1659. , . 

Edmund Iiobart, Ilingham. Representative to General Court 
1639-42. Died 1646. 

John Whitman, Weymouth, one of first deacons of the church ; 
ensign, first military officer appointed in the town. In General 
Court, 1680, "John Whitman, who hath been long an ensign to 
the foot company of Weymouth, being aged, sick and weak, and 
never like to come into the field any more, craves the Court favor 
for a discharge." Died 1692. 


John Hunting. One of founders of the church, and first Rul- 
ing Elder in Dedham, 1638. A man of substance. Died 1691. 

Abraham Shaw had his house burnt at Watertown 1636. 
Winthrop's History says "he was not clear of some uniighteous 
passages/' and "a professor." He died in Dedham 1638. 

William Reed, Weymouth. Representative to General Court 

Elizabeth Lovell was " admonished by General Court in 1640 for 
her immodest expressions." 

Enoch Hunt was fined by the General Court in 1641 "for his 
extortion " That was what they called it then — he took too much 

"Robert Randall in 1640 was tried by Grand Jury; was not 
found guilty."- The record does not say for what. 

Thomas Richards, Weymouth, merchant and man of conse- 
quence. Of Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company 1640. 
Son married Governor Wicthrop's daughter, and daughter married 
Governor Hinckly of Plymouth Colony. Died 1650. 

Thomas Snow was of Boston 1642, barber and innholder at the 
sign of " The Dove," and died 1669. 

Thomas Dyer, Weymouth. Elder. Representative to General 
Court from 1646 to 1670, nearly all the time. Died 1676. 

Stephen Paine, Braintree. Sergeant of Ancient and Houorable 
Artillery Company 1649. Died 1691. 

/ Robert Ware, original proprietor in the towns of Dedham and 
Wren t ham. Of Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company 1644. 
" Robert Ware the Aged died 1689." 

James Cudworth, Scituate, Captain 1652. Representative 
many years. In 1673 appointed General and Commander-in-Chief 
of Plymouth Colony. In King Phillip's war 1675. In 1681 
Deputy Governor. Died in London, Eug., 1682, where he was 
Agent of the Colony. 

Isaac Chittenden, Scituate. Representative 1658 and often 
after. Killed by the Indians in 1676 in repulsing them from the 

Thomas Reed, Weymouth, held ofiices, civil and military, and 
died 1719. 

Robert Studson, Scituate, cornet of first troop of horse raised in 
Plymouth Colony. Representative from 1G54 and onward seven- 
teen years. Many years " Commissioner for the Colony to act for 


the country in all matters relating to trade at Kennebec. " Died 

John Alcock, Boston. Eminent physician. Graduate Harvard 
College 1646. Died 1667. 

" Robert Whitcomb ( of Scituate ) and Mary Cudworth for dis- 
orderly coming together without consent of parents and lawful 
marriage sentenced to pay ten pounds fine, and be imprisoned 
during the pleasure of the Court, but being desirous to be lawfully 
married they were so March 9, 1660. " This was a Quaker 
marriage which our Pilgrim Fathers would not recognize. He 

Richard Porter of Weymouth, 1635. Constable and Selectman 
often. Died 1688. 

Isaac Buck, Scituate, Representative 1663-64-65.- Lieutenant 
in 1676, and " repulsed the Indians with great bravery that year." 
Town Clerk thirty years. Died 1695. 

Rev. Samuel Man, Wrentham. First minister there 1670. 
Graduate Harvard College 1665. Died 1719. 

Richard Thayer, senior, Braintree. Lieutenant in Capt. John- 
son's company against the Indians. Died 1695. 

Richard Thayer, jr., Braintree. Soldier in Capt. Johnson's 
company against the Indians. Died 1705. 

Joseph Josselyn, captured by the Indians at Lancaster 1676, 
carried to Connecticut, was recovered the next year by a friendly 
Indian. First Constable in Abington 1713, and Selectman after. 
Died 1726. 

Jacob Nash, "Weymouth. Lieutenant and Representative to 
General Court 1689-90-91. Died 1718. 

Henry Curtis took the oath at Pemaquid 1675. 

John nollis, Weymouth. Soldier in King Phillip's war 1675. 
Died about 1700. 

John Porter, Weymouth, Lumberman, Selectman, and Con- 
stable. Man of great enterprise. Built first saw mill in Abing- 
ton. Sergeant in the militia. Died 1717. 

Ephraim Hunt, senior, Weymouth. " Ensign to the company 
on foot." Town officer. Died 1687. 

Samuel Fisher, Wrentham. First deacon of church, and Repre- 
sentative to General Court 1089. Died 1703. 

/ Ephraim Hunt, junior, Weymouth. Captain in the Canada 
expedition 1690. Colonel in expedition against Indians 1707. 

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Representative to General Court 1689-90-91. Councillor ten 
I years. Died 1713. 

Alex Marsh, Braintree. Lieutenant and first Representative to 
General Court under new charter 1692. Died 1698. 

Anthony Collamore, Scituate. Captain of militia company. 
Died and "buried under arms" 1693. 

Samuel Porter. One of the first Selectmen of Abington 1114. 
School master. Died 1725. 

Andrew Ford, Abington. Selectman many years. Ensign, &c. 
Died 1125. 

John Thomas, mariner, Braintree. Came to this country about 
1700. Was captain of one the ships which brought William of 
Orange to England in 1688, and assisted in the Revolution of that 
year. He died in 1714. I have before me a copy of a petition of 
John Thomas, jr., his son, to the Duke of Newcastle, ( who was 
then Secretary of State between 1740 and 1750 ) praying for aid, 
in which he says "your grace will perceive by the papers an- 
nexed that my father was instrumental in bringing about the 
Revolution of 1688, &c, &c, and prays his grace's kind indul- 
gence and generosity, &c. ,; 

Ebenezer Fisher, Wrentham, was a captain of militia in 1750. 
Died 1780. 

Ebenezer Hunt, Weymouth. Captain of militia. Selectman, &c. 
Died 1761. 

Thomas Brastow, Wrentham. At the age of 17 in the battle of 
Quebec on the heights of Abraham with Gen. Wolfe, 1759, and a 
captain in the Revolutionary war. I -have before me an old memo- 
randum of his in his own hand writing. " Dec. y e 16th, 1776. I 
began to ride post from Boston to Ticonderoga under the direction 
of Mr. Perry, the Chairman of the Corts Committee, appointed for 
that purpose." He died 1799. 

Joseph Porter, Stoughton. Lieutenant in the Revolutionary 
war. Died 1803. 

Enoch Hunt, Braintree. Private in the Revolutionary war. 
Died about 1791. 

Amos Stetson. Private in the Revolutionary war. Died from 
wounds received 1779. 

The descendants of the persons above named now living in 
Maine, in all walks of life, may be numbered by thousands. I 
will only add, as a matter of curiosity, that every one of them are 
ancestors of the writer, and the last four are his great grandfathers. 





1786 — Jan. 12, James Sampson and Jemimah Stedson. 

Jan. 19, Domiuicus Record and Jane Warren. 

Jan. 19, William True and Rebeccah Bradford. 

Jan. 25, Jabez Churchell and Meriah Benson. 

Jan. 26, Jeremiah Ilodgon and Thankful Keen. 

March 16, Elijah Briggs and Rachel Pettengill. 

April 5, Jacob Stephens and Martha Pettengill. 

April 30, Benjamin Ilealds and Rebecca Spawlden. 

July 27, Robert Glover and Kezia Barrows. 

August 14, Ezekiel Bradford and Mary House. 
1787 — March 1, Edward Fifield aud Mary Bagley. 

March 2, Peter Joslyn and Ketty Banks. 

March 27, Gideon Bass and Lucv Bucknam. 

April 29, Jeremiah Dillingham and Sarah Leavit. 

June 5, Chandler Freeman and Betty Millet. 

Sept. 27, Samuel Crafts and Nancy Packard. 

Oct. 11, Piiinehas Jones and Ruth Ames. 

Oct. 31, Samuel Perkins and Mehitable Shurtlief. 

Nov. 15, James Bowker and Judith Chace. 

Dec. 23, Moses Woodbury and Hannah Davis. 
1788 — Jan. 1, Jacob Lavit and Rhoda Thayer. 

Jan. 10, Asa Robinson and Deborah Briggs. 

Jan. 10, Simeon Perlen and Elizabeth Robertson. 

Feb. 7, William Youling and Anna Carrall. 

Feb. 14, Daniel Briggs, jun. and Betty Bradford. 

Feb. 20, Daniel French and Sarah Turner. 

Feb. 21, Tchabod Bonney, jun. and Anna Merril. 

April 3, Cornelius Jones and Saba Bryant. 

July 10, Edward Packard and Prudence Stedson. 

July 10, Joel Forster and Phebe Buck. 

July 29, Peabody Bradford and Hannah Freeman. 

Sept. 11, John Purnpilly and Polly French. 

Oct. 9, Seba-Smith and Aphia Stevens. 

Oct. 9, Moses Stevens and Anna Smith. 




17S8— Oct. 12, Oliver Turner and Elizabeth Stevens. 

Oct. 16, George Berry and Roda Clough. 

April 9, Philips Bradford and Mary Bonney. 
1789 — May 10, John Merrill and Anice Baker. 

June 1-4, Samuel Ilerrick and Abigail House. 

Aug. 5, Ebenezer Irish and Bathshebe McFarland. 

Aug. 6, John Bumpey and Mercy Burges. 

Aug. 9, John Bonney and Betsey Caswell. 

Aug. 30, Josiah Tilson and Hannah Sturdifant. 

Oct. 14, John Buck, jun. and Polly Warren. 

Oct. 14, Moses Bisby and Ellen Buck. 

Dec. 1, Abiathar Briggs and Metilda Ilayford. 

Dec. 25, Stephen Putnam and Sally Elliot. 
1790 — Feb. 18, Vallintine Mathews and Sarah Coburn. 

March 10, Jese Coburn and Experience Ilinkley. 

March 15, Moses SatYord and Joanna Pettingail. 

March 25, John Warren Elliot and Sarah Coburn. 

July 4, Jotham Briggs and Mehitable Hodgdel. 

July 11, Joshua Purrington and Sophia Bryant. 

Aug. 9, William Lowell and Margaret Irish. 

Aug. 10, Martin Bradford and Prudence Dillingham. 

Aug. 11, Daniel Merrill and Charitty Records. 

Aug. 11, Benjamin Spalding and Martill}* Robertson. 

Oct. 15, William Swan and Bethiah Pratt. 

Oct. 17, Nathaniel Daily and Elizabeth Price. 

Oct. 17, Jeremiah Whitnev and Lvdia Cole. 

Nov. 26, Elisha Keen and Anna Briggs. 
1791 — Jan. 11, John Gray and Rhoda Audros. 

March 10, Nathaniel Bishop and Judith Ilercy Gilbert. 

June 11, Michael Sampson and Betty House. 

June 13, Elnathan Benson and Barsheba Bumper. 

June 13, David Dudley and Rebeckah Buckman. 

June 16, Joseph Cole and Molly Washburn. 

June 16, David Gorham and Hannah Pratt. 

June 23, Job Prince and Hannah Bryant. 

Aug. 25, Reuben Harsey and Sally Conant. 

Nov. 10, Stephen Washborn, jun. and Betsey Records. 

Nov. 10, Thomas Cannon and Elenor Gardnett. 

Nov. 17, Henry Sawtell and Lydia Crockett. 

Nov. 26, John Cole and Elizabeth Oldham. 
1792 — Jan. 4, Thomas Seabury and Betty Harris. 


1792 — May 10, John Clay and Rebaccah Buck. 

May 17, Isaac West and Nabby Wesoon. 

Sept. 6, Oliver Pratt, and Jodiah Luce. 

Nov. 1, William Cobb and Betsey Merick. 

Nov. 4, Benjamin Seabury and Olive Shaw. 

Dec 27, Jonathan Hodgkin and Anna Welsh. 
1793 — Jan. 6, Arunah Briggs and Lydia Godfrey. 

Jan. 13, John Munrow and Mary Lisbekeen. 

Nov. 28, Samuel Ililman and Genny Norton. 

Nov. 28, Joseph Merrill and Genny Young. 
1794 — June 9, Jonathan Pratt and Isabella Collins. 

Aug. 11, Caleb Blake and Betsey Briggs. 
- Jan. 16, Daniel Bray and Elizabeth Ilaskill. 

April 24, Jacob Hersey and Genny Clifford. 

June 4, Seth Staples and Asenath Sole. 

June 26, Enoch Freeman and Caroline Shaw. 

July 31, Josiah Woodman and Ruth Fuller. 

Oct. 9, Winslow Ricket and Hannah Chandler. 

Oct. 23, Zebulon Harlow and Rachel Bates. 

1791 — July 3, Jonas Coburn and Hannah Mathews. 
Sept. 3, Nathaniel Chase and Jemima Haskell. 
Sept. 21, Bennett Pumpulley and Elizabeth Merrell. 
Oct. 26, Esqr. Caswell and Martha Davis. 
Oct. 26, Rogers Tarrel and Penelope Perry. 
1792 — Jan. 24, Anson Sole and Lusendia French. 

Feb. 16, William Francis and Rebeckah Theayer. 

March 11, John Steaples and Pattey Randal. 

March 19, Silvanus Robbens and Molly Landers. 

April 1, John Bisbe and Sarah Philbrick. 

April 3, Edmond Irish and Bethiah Keen. 

April 15, Judah Keen and Susannah Robenson. 

May 6, Joshua Davis and Elizabeth Cole. 

Nov. 8, Edward Packard of Bakerstown and Lydia Keen of 

July 25, Thomas Irish and Elizabeth Robards, both of Buc- 

July 25, James Waterman of Bucktown and Kesiah Smith 

of Turner. 
July 19, Daniel Merrill and Olive Record, both of Bucktown. 


1792 — July 19, Benj. Washburn and May Hogain, both of Hebron. 
Aug. 2, Hatevil Hall of Bucktown and Judah Morgain of 

Nov. 15, John Brock of Bucktown and Susannah Crandle 

of No. four. 
March 15, Jacob Haskill of Turner and Mary Jonson, 

May 17, Benj. Chamberlin and Mary Bradford of Turner. 
Oct. 18, Samuel Pelley and Sarah True of Turner. 
1793 — March 25, Samuel Irish and Elizabeth Teague both of 

April 9, Benjamin Selley and Patty Pearson of Bucktown. 
April 9, Davis Pearson of Butterfield and Siivana Hall of 

April 11, Cyprion Stephens of No. four and Sally Robertson 

of Hebron. 
April 11, John Washburn and Asubah Fuller of nebron. 
April 11, Job Barce and Betty Turner of Hebron. 
March 15, Joseph Tyler of Bucktown and Esther Haskill of 

March 10, Abner Rawson of No. four and Nabby Fuller of 

April 15, Jonathan Dammon and Patience Joselyn of Buck- 
April 22, Abial Drake and Dolley Philbrick of Bucktown. 
May 12, Philemon Pearson of Butterfield and Polly Cole of 

May 12, William Silley of Bucktown and Sarah Bonney of 

May 19, Ezekiel Merrill and Mary Barrows of nebron.. 
July 8, Ebenezer Bray and Eleanor Royal. 
June 27, Nathaniel Benson and Deborah Tubbs. 
Sept. 10, William Livermore and Sally Jones. 
July 2, Caleb House, jun. and Bethiah Young. 
Aug. 27, Ebenezer Cary and Martha Brook. 
April 26, Caleb Lumber and Hanuah Selly. 
June 27, Barnabas Barrows and Martha Tool. 

Nov. 10, Stephen Landers and Huldah 

Sept. 26, Simeon Dunning and Rebekah Chickering. 
Oct. 12, William Chenery and Susannah Merry. 
Aug. 6, William Stedman and Synthia Garnet. 



H94 — March 19, Nathaniel Barrows and Ilannah Richmond. 

Feb. 19, Joseph Mills and Mary True. 

March 6, Peleg Wilson and Betsey Snell. 

March 19, Ichabod Bryant and Ruth Richmond. 

Jan. 10, William Moody and Polly Dresser. 

March 19, Caleb Fuller and Ilannah Perkins. 

Feb. 22, William Loring and Hanuah Snell. 

April 20, James Niles and Mary Caswell. 

April 23, Richard Taylor and Mary Roberds. 

Dec. 8, Henry Pearson and Anna Young. 

Oct. 18, James Follet and Ester Hall. 

Oct. 26, Snow Keen, jun. and Sarah Bradford. 

July 3, Isaac Bolstor, jun. and Ilannah Cushman. 

Sept. 18, Joseph Hutchius and Sally Russell. 

Dec. 29, Daniel Camble and Abigail Hall. 
1795 — Feb. 19, Jonathan Dwinel and Rebeckah Ryns. 

Feb. 19, Timothy Smith and Dorothy Smith. 

Feb. 9, John Ilussey and Abigail Lapham. 

Feb. 9, Jabez Taylor and Dorcas Irish. 

May 10, Solomon Bisbe and Ruth Barrett. 

Aug. 18, Peter Pelly and Martha Lagro. 

Note. — It will be noticed that many of the names in the foregoiog list are mis-spelled, 
bat in copying we have carefully followed the orthography of the Town Clerk. 



1800, Dec. 10. Parson Nathan Tilton ordained to preach in 
this town. 

1802, May 10. Snow storm. 

1803, April 6. Old meeting-house taken down at Duustan Cor. 
April 1G. Great snow storm of IS inche3. 
May 8. Great snow storm. 

" Sept. Saw mill ou the Nonesuch taken down. 

1810, July 23 and 20. Corn killed by frost in many places. 

1811, Sept. 13. Comet or blazing star seen. 



1813, Sept. 5. Battle of Enterprise and Boxer off Portland. 
" Sept. 18. Draft in Portland. 

1814, May 16, 17, 18. Great freshet, sweeping Saco river in 
Buxton and Saco of mills and bridges; mill-dam on the Nonesuch 
broke ; smartest freshet for 22 years. 

1814, Nov. 28. Heavy shock of an earthquake at 7 in evening. 

1815, Feb. 11. News of peace with Great Britain. 

1816, March 28. Barn in Hollis burnt by lightning and cattle 

1816, Seot. 26. General muster at Gorham. 
" Nov. 28. Thanksgiving day. 

1817, Dec. 4. Thanksgiving day. 

1818, April 2. Fast day. 
" Dec. 3. Thanksgiving day. 

1819, July 2. Comet seen N. N. west at 9 in evening, tail 

1819, Oct. 11. Convention sat in Portland for the new govern- 

1819, Nov. 5. School house burned. 
" Dec. 2. Thanksgiving day. 

1820, April 6. Fast day. 

1821, Feb. 20. Comet seen at 7 in evening. 
April 12. Fast day. 
Nov. 28. Thanksgiving day. 

1822, April 4. Fast day. 
June 15. Fire in Portland, burnt 20 or more buildings. 
Sept. 14. A new mill on the Nonesuch raised. 

" Dec. 13. 7 mills burned on the Saco at Union falls. 
" Dec. 5. Thanksgiving day. 

1823, July 23. An earthquake felt at 9 A. M. 
" Nov. 20. Thanksgiving day. 

1824, Jan. Comet appears in the east at 6 in morning. 
Jan. 20, Capt. John Andrews hauled his vessel. 
A prii 1. Fast day. 
Nov. Thanksgiving day. 

3 825, Oct. 4. Comet appears at 8 in evening. 

" Nov. 24. Thanksgiving day. 
1826, April 6. Fast day. 

" May 6 and 7. Fire in Portland. 

" June 10 and 11. Great fire in Portland. 
Nov. 30. Thanksgiving day. 






1826, Selectmen for this year of Scarborough, Joshua Libby, 
Joseph Fogg and Joseph Jewett. 

1827, Aug. 27. Fire in Portland on Long wharf. 
" Nov. 29. Thankgiving day. 

1828, Jan. 28. The buildings burnt at the Corner by Jonathan 
Colbroth's store. 

1828, April 3. Fast day. 
" June 28. Barn burnt in Scarborough by lightning and 
other damage done about town. 

1828, Aug. 17. Porter's Bank in Falmouth burnt by lightning. 

1829, April 9. Fast day. 

" Aug. 8. Joseph Bradbury's house and barn burned by 

1829, Nov. 26. Thanksgiving day. 

1830, Aug. 8. Moses Atkinson's barn burned by lighting — a 
horse killed in another part of town at same date. 

1830, Nov. 2. Thanksgiving day. 

1831, April 21. Fast day. 

1832, April 12. Fast day. 

1833, April 18. Fast day. 

" Nov. 21. Thanksgiving day. 

1834, April 10. Fast day. 

" Nov. 16. Theodore Elwell's house burned in Buxton. 

" Nov. 27. Thanksgiving day. 

1835, April 16. Fast day. 
Nov. 26. Thanksgiving day. 





The earliest burial ground in Augusta was that known as the 
"Old Fort" grave-yard, located on land now occupied by Willow 
Street, on the east side of the river. When this street was 
opened, the remains, some thirty in number, were removed to a 
portion of Riverside Cemetery, where they were re-interred, and 
where there are now but four stones to mark the place. They 
bear the following inscriptions : 



In memory of 
Mr. Samuel Howard, 

who died 
Apr. 22d, 1785, 

uEtat: 84. 

In memory of 
Thomas Kearden, 
who died 
Jan. the 4 A. D. 1813, 

aged 68 years. 
An honest Hibernian. 

In memory of 
Capt. Daniel Savage, 
who died Janr. 1st, 1795, 
in the 66 year of his 
Depart my friends, dry up 
your tears 
My dust lies here till Christ 

In memory of 
Mrs. Margaret Howard, 
wife of 
Mr. Samuel Howard, 
who died 
Oot'r, 1799, 
-Stat 93. 

In the southeast corner of the old portion of Mt. Pleasant ceme- 
tery, are a pile of half a dozen grave stones, from which the fol- 
lowing inscriptions were copied : 

In memory of 
Polley Burton, 
Dantr. of Mr. James 
& Mrs. Polley Burton, 
died Jan'ry 6, 
aged 4 years & 3 m. 
Ere sin could blight or sorrow fade 
Death came with friendly care 
The lovely plant to heaven convd 
And bid it blossom there. 

Here sleeps 
till waked by the last trump 
MARIA Sewall, 
daughter of Henry it Tabitba Sewall, 
who died Oct. 4, 1795, 
Aged 3 years <fc 5 months. 
The days of her youth hast thou shortened 
<fc cut off her expected years. 

Here lies 
till the general reserection 
who, after nine days violent serzure 
of a cancker-rash, 
Calmly resigned his infant-life 
to the King of terrors 
Juoe 17, 1787. 
aged five months and seventeen days. 
" He cometh forth like a flower and is cut down." 

Lieut. Savuel Howard came to the Kennebec at the erection of Fort Halifax, and 
was Lieutenant at the Fort under Capt.. Lithgow, whose sister Margaret he married. 
After the French war he settled at Cushnoc on lot No. 1, west side, granted to him in 
17C8. DuriDg the Revolution he was for two or three years one of the " committee of 
correspondence and inspection," of the town of Hallowell. They had four daughters. 
Bee North's Augusta, p. 835. 

Capt. Daniel Savage was the son of James Savage of Georgetown, and came to 
Cushnoc at an early date. He was probably at the Fort with Capt. Howard before the 
fall of Quebec, and commanded a company in the expedition of Saltonstall in 1797 to 
Eagaduce. At his house near Judge Howard's, in 1775, Arnold quartered a squad of 
his men. He was twice married, and had ten children. See North's Augusta, p. 931. 



Here lies 
till the Heavens be no more 

daughter of H. <fc T. Sewall, 
who died Oct. 10, 1798, 
aged 6 months & 14 days. 
** Short from the cradle to the grave" — 
Her life was but a span. 

The following are copied from Mt. Pleasant cemetery : 

In memory of In memory of Mrs. SAL 

NANCY, LY PU'ITON, wife of 

wife of Mr. Manass ih Dutton. who 

Capt. Charles Tiot, died Oct. 29, 1802, JEt 

who died 22 Years She was daughter 

Jan 1st, 1787, C Mr. George ^ 

aged 23 years. of < & > Andross 

This testimonial C Mrs. Elizabeth j 
of affection 
is dedicated 
by ber son 
Charles Tiot. 

of Augusta. 

In memory of 
Mrs. iJcTSEY IIamlex, 
wife of 
Mr Pkiuz II \MLEX, 
who died 
Nov 7, 1S0D, 
in the 29 year of her age. 

Sacred to the memory 
of Mr. Peter Jones, who 
died May the 0th, 170G, 
aged 30 years. 
"Wise is that man who labors to secure 
The mighty ar.d important ftake 
And by all methods strive to make 
His passage safe, and his reseption sure. 

In mrmnry nf 


wife of 

Capt. Moses Young, 

who died 

August, 1809, 

agtd 51 years. 

In memory of 
Mr. George Andross, (consort 
of Mrs. Elizabeth Andross) 
who died August 7th, 1808, 

/Et 20 Years 
Blessed are the dead which 
Die in the Lord, for thev rest 
from tbeir labor and their 
works do follow them. 

Adams Clark, 
C Mr. Joel ^ 
son of < <fc > Clark, 

C Mrs. Kuth ) 
who died March ye 23, AD. 1807. 

In memory of 

Capt. Moses Young, 

who died 

Dec 2H, 1822, 

aged 50 years. 
formerly nf th? town 

of Barnstable. 

Sewai.l. The above were children of Gen. Henry Sewall of Revolutionary fame, but 
two of which are mentioned by North in his genealogy of Augusta families. See His- 
tory of Augusta, p. 934. 

Tiot. What is known of Capt. Charles Tiot? His name doe3 not appear in North's 
history. The stone is of recent manufacture, probably 1830. 

nAMLK.v. Perez ITamlen came to Augusta in 1791, and died Sept. 6, 1860, aged 83 
years. The above was his second wife, Betsey Cromett of Sidney. He had ten children. 
See North's Augusta, p. 877. 

Ahdross. What is known of the above members of the Andross family? It was 
an important name in early New England annals. 








Martha Edes, 


Printer of Boston, 
who departed this life May 28, 1806. 
Aged 76 years. 




Abigail Edes, 


Berijimin and Martha Edes, 

who departed this life June 7, 1808, 

Aged 42 Years. 

Edes. Peter Edes, son of BeDJamin Edes, " Printer of Boston," came to Fort Western 
settlement, Hallowell, in 1795. It is probable that his sister above named and his 
mother, after the death of husband and father in Boston, made their home at Peter's 
house in Augusta, where they deceased. Benjamin Edes died December, 1803. See 
Buckingham's Reminiscences, I. p. 165; North's Augusta, 384, and Maine Gen. and 
Biographer, I. p. 56. 

Most of the above stones are common slate rock, and on most 
of them are unique and ancient carvings ; the most common of 
which are Egyptian heads, urns with a flame burning on the top, 
weeping willows — and on some are both urns and weeping wil- 
lows. On some are vines and wreaths. 



Index of persons named in papers relating to Pemaquid and 
parts adjacent, known as Cornwall county, when under the Colony 
of New York. Compiled from official records in office of the Sec- 
retary of State at Albany, N. Y., by Franklin B. Hough ; Albany, 

Alden, John 
Allyen or Allen, John 
Anderson, Bath. 
Andrews, James 
Andries, Lucas 
Bowditch, William 
Bacon Will. 
Boles, Samuel 
Buttery, John 
Barry, James 


Bassett, Lewis F. 
Brooks, Thomas 
Browne, John 
Caren, Corporal 
Collins, Samuel 
Corbetts, Abraham 
Candalles, Walter 
Cooke, Robert 
Costen, Baron 
Cooke, James 



Cooper, Thomas 
Delavall, Thomas 
Dennis, Laurence 
Dolling, John 
Dymond, Israel 
Dye, Christo. 
Dennes, James 
Durrie, Potter L. 
Dyer, Christopher 
Dier, John 
Eurest, John 
Foot, Robert K. 
Gent, Daniel 
Gent, Thomas 
Goddard, Giles 
Graham, James 
Gyles, Thomas 
Gray, Goury 
Gunnison, Elihu 
Gibbers, Robert 
Hutchinson, Elisha 
Hornibroke, John 
Heacock, Stephen 
Hiskott, Stephen 
Jordanie, John 
Joseline, John 


Johnson, Francis 
Joseline, Ilenry 
Kelson, John 
Knapton, Caesar 
Loueridge, William 
. Lange, John 
Lowering, William 
Manning, Nicholas 
Mathews, Thomas 
Moore, Walter 

Molton, John 
Mener, Thomas 
Nele, Affte 
Palmer, Ilenry 
Palmer, John 
Pattishall, Richard 
Parson, Phi. 
Pain, Richard 
Phyps, Elizabeth 
Rav, Caleb 
Rashly, John 
Redding, Richard 
Roades, C. 
Roades, John 
Rowden, John 
Ryer, Christopher 
Ransford, David 
Sharpe, Thomas 
Salisbury, Captain 
Skinner, Francis 
Smythe, Thomas 
Spragg, John 
Sergant, Thomas 
Sellman, John 
Sluce, Lawrence 
Scott, Robert 
Thompson, Gabriall 
Trucke, Elius, 
Towlyn, Henry 
Voanny, John 
Waldrop, Alexander 
Wells, Mr. 
West, John 
Woodrop, Alexander 
Whit., John 
Willcutt, William 






Katberine, dau. of John and Elizabeth Surplus, b. March 9, 

I 1703. . . 

John, b. Nov. 30, 1704. 

William, son of William and Sarah Smith, b. May 9, 1699. 

Elizabeth, b. May 8, 1701; Lemuel b. Sept. 2, 1704. 

Thomas, son of Thomas Dearing, b. June 15, 1692. 

John, b. April 8, 1G95; Roger, b. Jan. 1, 1G98; Margaret, b. Jan. 2, 1701. 

Patience, dau. of Nathan and Margaret Lord, b. Mar. 21, 1708. 
Jacob, son of John Reed, b. Sept 30, 1697. 
Robert, son of James Fog, b. Aug. 26, 1690. 

Joseph, b. Aug. 26, 1691; Charles, b. March 4, 1702; James, b. Jan. 9, 1704. 

Joanna, dau. of Paul and Joanna Williams, b. Feb. 20, 1692. 

Paul, b. Oct. 23, 1695; Mary, b. July 31, 1697; Daniel, b. Oct 4, 1699; Martha, b. 
Nov. 18, 1702. 

Anne, dau. of John and Lydia Monson, b. June 21, 1703. 

John, b. May 28, 1705. 
Sarah, dau. of Thomas and Mary Rice, b. Oct. 11, 1702. 

Lydia, b. Feb. 28, 1703; Moses, b. . 

Mary, dau. of Thomas and Mary Gubtall, b. April 16, 1705. 
John, son of John and Mary Ilolmes, b. Feb. 12, 1700. 

Samuel, b. Nov. 15, 1702; Thomas, b. Oct. 9, 1704. 

Elizabeth, dau. of Joseph and Mary Pray, b. April 12, 1701. 

Jane, dau. of William and Martha Grant, b. Dec. 26, 1692. 
"William, b. July 27, 1696; Alexander, b. Aug. 1, 1699; Mary, b. Oct. 17, 1701; 
Martha, b. Dec. 18, 1704. 



Joseph Curtis m. to Sarah, dau. Richard Foxwell, Sept. 2d, 
1678. Children: 

Joseph, b. June 22, 1679; Sarah, b. Aug. 10,1681; Richard, b. April 2, 1684, d. 
May 6, 1686; Richard, b. July 15, 1688, d. same day; Elizabeth, b. July 16, 1686; 
Thomas, b. July 15, 1688; Foxwell, b. July 16, 1692; Lois, b. May 13, 1695; Unice, 
b. Dec. 23, 1698. Tobias Lear m. Sarah Curtis, Jan. 1702; she d. Nov. 29. 1703. 
Joseph Curtis, the father, d. Aug. 20, 1751, aged 73. Sarah, the mother, d. Deo. 4, 

Samuel, son of Henry and Sarah Brooking, b. June 11, 1687. 

Henry, b. March 19, 16S8-9; Mary, b. March 8, 1690; Mercy and Deliverance, twins, 
b. Jan. 17, 1695; Sarah, b. Nor. 20, 1702. 

Joseph, son of Joseph and Mary Deering, b. May 29, 1698. 
Bray, b. Oct. 16, 1701; Clement, b. Nov. 10, 1704; William, b. Sept 17, 1703. 

- John, son of John and Sarah Moore, b. July 9, 1696. 

Elizabeth, b. Feb. 10, 1699; Edward, b. Aug. 24, 1701; Abagail, b. July 31, 1702; 
Robert, b. June 23, 1704. 

Samuel, son of Samuel and Sarah Winkley, b. Oct. 8, 1687. 

Michael, b. May 13, 1699; William, b. Feb. 5, 1700. 

Elizabeth, dau. of Samuel and Elizabeth Small, b. Nov. 9, 1695. 

Samuel, b. April 17, 1700; Joseph, b. Deo. 3, 1702. 

Seth, son of Daniel and Hannah Fogg, b. Dec. 6, 1702. 

James, b. March 17, 1703-4. 

Mr. Robert Cutt d. June 18, 1674. 

William Sevren m. Bridget, dau. of Robert and Mary Cutt, 
July 23, 1674. 


Nathan Lord m. to Martha, dau. of Richard and Judith Toziar, 
Nov. 22, 1678. Children: 

Martha, b. Oct. 14, 1679; Nathan, b. May 13, 1681; William, b. March 20, 1683-4; 
Richard, b. March 1, 1684-5; Judith, b. March 25, 1687; Samuel, b. June 14, 1689; 
Mary, b. July 29, 1691; John, b. Jan. 10, 1693; Sarah, b. March 28, 1G96; Anne, b. 
May 27, 1697; Abraham, b. Oct. 29, 1699. 

John, son of Stephen and Mary Hardison, b. Jan. 22, 1691. 

Stephen, b. May 9, 1693. 

Sarah, dau. of LTenry and Sarah Child, b. Oct. 26, 1680. 



Mary, dau. of John and Sarah Hoyt, b. May 2, 169T. 

Moses Goodwin and Abagail his wife m. Sept. 7, 1694. Chil- 
dren : 

Martha, b. May 22, 1695; Patience, b. Feb. 11, 1697; Mary, b. Sept. 18, 1699; 
Abagail, b. Jan. 29, 1700. 

Mr. Richard Cutt m. Joanna, dan. of Thomas and Lucia Wills. 
Children : 

Robert, b. Nov. 13, 16S7; Elizabeth, b. Nov. 25, 1689; Mary, b. Feb. 28, 1691, d. 
March 23, 1691; Richard, b. April 5, 1693; Sarah, b. Sept. 6, 1695; Bridget, b. Feb. 
18,1697, d. April 13,1700; Thomas, b. April 16, 1700; Bridget, b. Dec. 13, 1702; 
Lucia, b. April 23, 1705; Edward, b. July 9, 1707; Samuel, b Sept. 21, 1709; Joseph, 
b. April 22, 1713; Joanna, b. April 14, 1715; Thomas, d. Jan. 10, 1795. 

John, son of John and Sarah Amie, b. July 11, 1695. 

John, b. Dec. 27, 1699; Laurance, b. Feb. 28, 1702. 

John, son of Richard and Sarah Mitchell, b. May 14, 1T00. 

Sarah, b. July 9, 1702; Joanna, b. Feb. 19, 1701. 

Agnes, dau. of John and Elizabeth Tinny, b. March 15, 1699. 

John, b. Oct. 30, 1702. 

Mary dau. of John and Lettice Whitney, b. March 12, 1705-6. 
Abagail, dau. of Joseph and Rachel Credipher, b. Feb. 23, 1699. 

Benjamin, b. March 6, 1701; Josiah, b. Feb. 9, 1703. 

Samuel, son of Christopher and Mitchell, b. Jan. 22, 1694. 

Joanna, b. Feb. 14,1696; Sarah, b. June, 8, 1699; Elizabeth, b. Jan. 27, 1701; 
Benjamin, b. Aug. 23, 1704. 

Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas and ITooper, b. March 2T, 1694. 

Sarah, b. June 25, 1697; Nathaniel, b..March 20, 1700; Joshua, b. April 7, 1703. 

Sarah, dau. of Richard and Mary King, b. May IT, 16S7. 

Susanna, b. March — , 1689; Richard, b. Feb. 26, 169?; Daniel, b. Feb. 6. 1693; 
Mary, b. March 9, 1695; George, b. March 23, 1697; Joanna, b. Oct. 12, 1699. 

Samuel Johnson m. to Abagail, dau. of Peter Withum . 

Children : 

John, b. Oct. 17. 1698; William, b. July 25, 1700. 

John, son of John and Hannah Morrell, b. July 30, 1702. 

Thomas, b. Aug. 20, 1705; Peter, b. Sept. 16, 1709; Jedediah, b. Aug. 29, 1711; 
Richard, b. Sept. 23, 1713. 








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Flagg. Thomas Flagg came to this country in 1637, and settled at Watertown in 
1641. His descendants are numerous, and so far as I have been able to trace the gene- 
alogy of any of the name in the United States, I find no other source from whence they 
spring. I desiro information from any of the name, as to the family record of their 
ancestry, with a view to perfecting and publishing the numerous statistics already in 
my possession. Address, 

16 Pemberton Square, Boston, Mass. 

Old Lettebs. The following copies of old letters were furnished us by John S. H. 
Fogg, M. D., of Boston : 

Mr. ffogg 

Inclosed is a writt and sumon3 agaiost William Wittum of bloody point. I 

understand he will be at Peter Wittuuis to-morrow. I desire your care and diligence in 

executing the Inclosed and I will satisfie your fees. I chuse you should take his person 

if you can, but if not — Peter Wittum who is the bearer hereof will shew you some things 

of William Wittums which I would have you secure 

I am your Friend 4 Servt. 
March 14, 1714 Charles ffrost 

Capt Hill 

Sir, Capt. Shapleigh Esq : Desires your company to Dinner wth him on Thursday 

next his Excellcy the Govr will Dine there then. He would Pray you would be there 

by eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon keep it to your selfe by bis order Private. 

I am sr yor Kinsman A Humble Servt : 
Kittery, Octobr : 14th, 1734. Jn. ffrost. 

• To the Worshipful 

John Hill E3q: 



These. , 

Peed by mo Philip Adams of Yorke the sume of Twenty Shillings of Silver from 
Richard Cumins of Portsmouth for the use &, in the behalfe of my mother in law Jane 
Turpin the relict of Thomas Turpin, in full of all demands for her thirds of the land now 
in possession of Ric : Cumins aforesd, which land did sometime in part belong to the 
paid Tho : Turpin heereby obliging to discharge the said Cumins from all demands on 
that score unto the 3d of July last past. I say reed the money aforesaid on ye acct : 
aforesaid this 28 Nov : 1665 

pr. me the marke of 

Test : ' Philip -f Adams 

Jo : Moodey 
Walter neal 




This may sertifey that Captin frost served the Contry as Capt. in the Expidion to the 
Estward by order of Counsell from first of februy to the 9th march 1676. dated the 27 

march 1677 

p me : Richard Waldon 

Comander in Chefee. 

[ On the reverse of the paper on which the above is written is the following, viz : J 

I Charles fircst of Kittery on Pascattaquay River doe Assigne this Sertificate with in 

written : Unto John ffrost : of boston as his proper Right : Witness my hand this : 6th 

of Aprill : 1677 

Charles ffrost. 

For Captt John 
att Wells. 

Captt hill 

Sir aftter onr Love tto yon thes are tto aquaintt you thatt we have bin scotting 
to nechewanick <fc wear att mfijr frosits the ye 22d Insttant & are all att York now <fc 
cannott scoutt any trior untill we have mor provisons sentt — the nues thatt wo have is 
this ye 23d Instantc we had inttelligens thatt mr Samll hill is sailed from pernequid tto 
bosttown with tto capttives brought thither the Last Tuesday <fc the soldiars are sttill 
8 uiog for pes and inttiliigens frooj the greatt Hand thatt ther is a pees att Bosttown 
and the nextt tusday is the ttim apintted tto Rally ther — your sellf will be forther In- 
formed by the barr'r. sir pies tto send whatt provisons you se good for our thre 
companyes «fc if there be any Rome send whatt you think convenyentt. we Reseved 
the Lastt you sentt. we Remain your friends. Cornelius Briggs Captt. 

York ye 24 June 1C93. Richard hucewell Captt. 

eargt Ilikur <fc sargt Kicbman are Joseph Dows Captt. 

tto Reserve the provisons. if you 
have any nues pray send itt. 

Capt frost 

I am so much sollicited on the behalfe of Richard Prior one of your souldier3 that I 

can no Longer resist but desire and order you to dismiss him to returne home hereby 

Authorizing you to impress some of the young men of those parts to supply his place. 

we are now setting out Capt Swett with a Company to Black point and they will Sayle 

this day. I have no more at present to add but that I am 

Yr servant 
June 23. '77 Daniel Deninson M. G. 


Captaine charls Frost 

at Kittery or Wels 

Hast post hast 

I order that Elexander Gray doth atend and gard Capt Hill in the woods When soever 
he 6hall Stand in need of a gard and to a tende Capt. hils order. Dated att Samonfalls 
Desember the 3 - 1705 pr me Shade: Walton, Ma jr. 


Pepperell Letters. The following are copies of the originals in the possession of 
N. J. Herrick, Esq., Lawrence, Mass. 

Kittery Nor 3d 1757 
Colo John Storer 

Sir I sent you the Gov'rs orders to send the Names of all the men w'ch went from 

Wells Arrundal and Eidiford that went to Fort Wm Henry that returned and those 

that are not, as Likewise to fill up the printed muster Hols to w'ch have had no answer 

from you I wonder at it Pray let them be hastened to me forthwith Dont fail 

Your Humble Servant 

Wm Pepperell 

Kittery Sept 24th 1757 
Colo John Storer 

Sir it is my orders that the Several Companys of the Militia in the town of Wells 

appear complete in their Arms with ammunition as the Law directs at their Alarm Posts 

on Friday the thyrty'th day of this inst. month that I may view them — these orders you 

are to communicate to the Several officers and men — fail not — Given under my hand the 

day k year first above written 

Wm. Pepperell Lieut 

Gen of the Province 

of the Massachusetts Bay 

Sir In obedience to His Majesty's command to mo you are hereby ordered to cause 
the Inclosed Proclamation for the encourigment of men that are willing to Inli-t them 
Selves in His Majesty's Service on the Intended Expedition aGainst Some of the Spanish 
Settlements in the West Indes to be forth with Published by Beat of Drum within the 
Limits of your Regiment and thereupon you are to Direct the Captains of the Several 
Companies under your command to Beat up for Vulantiears or Post up Notification's in 
your Pespective Towns for their Encouragement and the Lift of Such Persons as shall 
Enter their Names with you or their said Captains for that Service you are to transmitte 
to my self as soon as may be. 

Your Friend & Servan J Belcher 

Boston April 29th 1740 on Hi3 Majesty's Service 

To the Hon Colo William Pepperell — 
at Kittery 

FoRTFicoMisa Work. Rev. B. F. DeCosta — who is a diligent stadent of early 
American history and has made some very important contributions to the same — will 
shortly publish a collection of papers throwing additional light on the exploration and 
colonial history of New England from the time of the Cabots to that of the Leyden 
Pilgrims, under the title of •• The Conquest of the Wilderness." Among the documents 
will be the long lost "Journal of the Colony of Sagadahoc," 1C07 8, by one of the 
expedition, whence Strachey drew his information, and which Mr. DeCosta discovered 
during a recent visit to England. It will also contain hitherto unnoticed voyages of 
15C3 to 1570; the remarkable achievements of a j >urney across the continent from 
Texas to Maine in 15C8; an additional voyage to Maine by the French in 1G03, and 
other important papers. It will bo of special value to Maine readers, and will be 
published by J. Munsell, Albany, N. Y. L. 


Early Clergymen. The clergymen who were early found among the border settle- 
ments of this State were instrumental in giving patriotism and public spirit to the 
tmall communities around them, and to their efforts in this direction much is due for 
their labors and teaching outside of their holy calling. I believe their work has 
seldom received the recognition it has merited, and with the hope of obtaining some 
facts to rescue from almost total oblivion the life of one such publio servant, I solicit 
from the readers of the Genealogist and Biographer, any facts concerning the Rev. 
Ezekiel Emerson, formerly minister at Georgetown, afterwards at Norridgewock. Was 
he an adherent to the Crown, and was it on this account that he left Georgetown at the 
breaking out of the Revolution and fled to the interior? L. 

Inquiry. In Bartlett's "Frontier Missionary" frequent reference is made to, and 
frequent extracts made from "A MS. History and Description of the Eastern Country," 
from the pen of the subject of that memoir, Rev. Jacob Bailey, the early missionary at 
Pownalborough. Who know3 anything as to the present whereabouts of that MS. 
history ? Is it among the papers of our State Historical Society ? L. 

Rare Tract Relating to Maine. In the celebrated library of the late John Carter 
Brown, Providence, R. I., is a rare tract with this title: "A Declaration of the 
Situation, Climate, Soil and Productions of Certain Trad s of Land in the District of 
Maine and Commonwealth of Massachusetts." It is a 4to of 44 pages and has no date; 
but the Report of Senators and Representatives from the District of Maine, given at the 
end, is dated 1793. Does any one in Maine know of its existence in any of our libra- 
ries, aside from MS. copies? L. 

Maine Historical Society. Since the publication of our last number the State 
Historical Society has issued the seventh volume of its "Collections," (the sixth of 
which was published a3 long ago as 1859.) and has by so doing won the approval of 
every lover of historicnl research in our country. It forms a volume of over 500 pages, 
and among the contributors are Hon. John E. Godfrey of Bangor, Hon. Joseph William- 
son of Belfast, Dr. F. B. Hough of Lowville, N. Y., Gen. John Marshall Brown of 
Portland, Rufus K. Sewall, Esq., of Wiscasset, tho late William Allen of Norridgewock, 
and Rev. Eugene Vetromile S. J., of Worcester, Mass. The volume comprises about 
twenty papers, together with sketches of prominent deceased members, and has been 
well edited by the publishing committee, Dr. A. S. Packard tho Secretary of the 
Society, and Rev. S. F. Dike of Bath. The second volume of the series on the Docu- 
mentary History of the State, to comprise the newly discovered narrative of one of the 
voyages of Hakluyt, edited by Charles Deane of Boston, is understood to be nearly 
ready for publication. L. 




The Librarian of the Maine Genealogical and Biographical 
Society acknowledges the receipt of the following books and 
pamphlets presented to the Society : 

Genealogy of the Descendants of Peter Yilas, by C. II. Yilas. 
Presented by the author. 

Historical Address on the occasion of the Hundredth Anniver- 
sary of the Dedication of the Congregational Meeting-house at 
Amherst, N. H., by Wm. B. Towne. Presented by the author. 

Genealogy of Percival and Ellen Green ; Count William De 
Deux-Pauts Campaigns in America; Harvard Memorial Biogra- 
phies ; also pamphlets on various subjects, and Catalogues of 
Harvard College, altogether a very geuerous and valuable dona- 
tion. Presented by Dr. Samuel Abbott Green of Boston. 

Dr. Woods' Eulogy on Prof. Parker Cleaveland and Prof. Pack- 
ard's Discourse on the death of Prof. Wm. Smythe. Presented 
by W. P. Stetson, Brunswick, Me. 

Genealogy of the Tenney Family, by Horace A. Tenney. Pre- 
sented by the Author. 

We are iudebted to Hon. Benj. A. G. Fuller of Boston, for 
"Almanacks" for one hundred and twenty-five years, commencing 
with 1752 and ending with 1876. A few years prior to 1800 are 
wanting. Judge Fuller purchased most of them at the recent sale 
of the late Samuel G. Drake's library, and arranged them by 
decades, in cloth jackets, for preservation and convenient refer- 
ence. They embrace " Nathaniel Ames' Almanacks," Isaiah 
Thomas, Abraham Welherwise, Robert B. Thomas, John Trufant, 
and others, but most of them are Thomas' Almanacs. The early 
numbers contain interesting matter to the antiquarian, and are 
valuable in many respects as a collection. 

To Dr. Samuel Abbott Green of Boston, are we indebted for a 
copy of his admirable Historical Address, delivered at Groton, 
Mass., on the 4th of July last. 

: ' 

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: . :: -\\rrLL PA3E li^s::: 

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Augusta, Me., December, 1876. 
Vol II No. 2. 



It is instinctive with some men to find their enjoyment in the 
unselfish service of others. No one who knew Mr. Benson could 
fail to accord to him an honorable place within that generous 
fraternity. Whether in his college career, in his legal profession, 
in his congressional life, or in the more quiet pursuits of his 
home, he never appeared in the character of the self-seeker. It 
was his dispostion to bestow happiness rather than claim it. 

He was a native of Winthrop, Maine ; and so from the first had 
his home in the heart of the old Kennebec district, which iu after 
years bestowed upon him the successive honors of his political 
life. His father, Dr. Peleg Benson,* migrated from Middleboro, 
Mass., in 1792 ; and settling in the young town, which had then 
been incorporated twenty-one years, he acquired a good reputa- 

* Dr. Peleg lienson waa born in Middleboro. Mass., Dec. 14, lTtlG. He taught 
school a short time in New Gloucester, after coming to this State, practiced medicine a 
short time in Brunswick, and in 1792 came to Winthrop. He married Sally, daughter 
of Col. Simon Page, Nov. 7, 1793; she was born in Kensington, >\ H. Dr. Benson 
was long a prominent man in Winthrop, was one of the trustees of the Agricultural 


tion and practice in his profession, and at the same time indulged 
bis tastes for husbandry by cultivating the ample acres which 
surrounded his home. The mother was Sarah Page, daughter of 
Col. Simon Page of Kensington, N. H., and was a mother worthy 
of the sous and daughters who grew up under her influence into 
honorable and useful lives. In these surroundings the child grew 
into the man ; fitted for college at Monmouth Academy under pre- 
ceptor Joslyn ; entered Bowdoin College a sophomore in the fall 
of 1822, one of the youngest of his class, and by dint of faithful 
study graduated at its head and received its highest honor as 
salutatorian on commencement day. This was the famous class 
of '25, which graduated thirty-seven members, and numbered 
among them the illustrious names of Longfellow and Ilawthorne, 
with John S. C. Abbott, George B. Cheever, and others eminent 
for their literary services or for their attainments at the bar or in 
the senate. 

Mr. Benson studied law in China, Maine, with his brother-in- 
law, Abisha Benson, f and S. S. Warren, Esq., and entered upon 
the practice in his native town. His life as a young lawyer 
flowed on in the usual channel of his profession, His manifest 
integrity, his strong 6ense of justice, and his fidelity to the true 
interests of his clients, brought him the best class of business. 
He was moderately successful financially ; and would have accu- 
mulated much more in this period of his life, but for his constant 
habit of persuading his clients to settle their difficulties amicably 
instead of going to law. This prevented litigation, bat at the 
6ame time averted fees. Of the two, he has often been heard to 
eay that he much preferred the business of the peace-maker to 
that of the attorney. 

lie was not long left to the quiet pursuit of his profession. The 
town discovered in him a valuable citizen, public spirited, and 
ready to help forward any wise measures for the common welfare. 

Society organized there in 18 IS, and took a deep interest in everything pertaining to 
the welfare of the town. He died Oct. 5, 1845. Hi? chiUren were H.tnnab, b. Aug. 10, 
1794, in. Abisha Benson; Gustavus A , b March 10, 1796, d. young; Peleg. b. March 
26, 1798, in. Camilla, daughter of Dr. Issachar Snell ; Gustavu3 A., b Dec. 9, 1799, m. 
Hannah Page; Samuel P., b. Nor. 23, 1804, m. Elizabeth Mann. 

f Abi>ha Benson wag a nephew of Dr Peleg Benson and was brought up io his family 
at Winthrop. He graduated at Dartmouth College in 1812; m. Hannah Benson, hia 
cousin, and practised law in Winthrop and China. In 182C he was appointed Brigadier 
General in the Militia of the State. He died Sept. C, 1&3G.— Thurston's History of 


The many years in which he served on the School Committee, in 
the Board of Selectmen, as Town Clerk, Moderator, Overseer of 
the Poor, or Representative in the State Legislature, will attest 
the general esteem in which he was held by his townsmen, and 
the integrity with which he discharged the duties of a busy life. 
He was drawn into other spheres of business also outside of his 
own neighborhood. For some years he was Treasurer of the 
Androscoggin and Kennebec Railroad, which had its offices in 
Waterville ; and was President of that road when elected to 
Congress. At a later period of his life he held the same office for 
a time in the Hartford and Erie Railroad, during the inception of 
that arduous undertaking. The usual trusteeships of academies 
and other institutions came in for a share of his time, and were 
by no means regarded as sinecures ; each was a post of duty, and 
if he accepted a trust it was his rule never to neglect its claims. 

His devotion to his Alma Mater was early recognized. In 1839 
he delivered the Commencement oration before the Peucinian 
Society, on the subject of " The Press, its Use and its Abuse. " 
The same year he was elected a member of the Board of Over- 
seers. On the death of Gov. Dunlap in 1860 he was elected 
President of the Board. Ilis popularity and efficiency as a pre- 
siding officer are attested by his re-election for sixteen successive 
years. He resigned his trust at the last Commencement. Of the 
fifty-one Commencements which occurred between his graduation 
and his decease, he was present at all but five ; and of these 
exceptions the fifth found him on his death bed, too ill to attend, 
but not too ill to be eagerly interested in all that concerned the 
welfare of the college, and grateful for the warm messages that 
reached him from the familiar friends he had been so long wont to 
meet at these annual gatherings. The last Commencement he 
attended was the fiftieth anniversary of the class, celebrated by 
eleven of the thirteen survivors out of the original thirty-seven ; 
a class meeting which he had himself planned and consummated. 
And while his illustrious classmate, the foremost poet of America, 
was reciting the tender lines of the Moriluri Salutamus, no pre- 
diction would have seemed less probable than that he wou'd be 
the first of the band of survivors to realize the omen aud bid a 
final adieu to the scenes he loved so well. 

On the death of Professor Smyth in 1869, Mr. Benson was 
appointed treasurer of the Memorial Hall fund, and cheerfully 
gave his unrequited services for several years to the task, as tue 


lamented professor had done before him. It had become mean- 
while a much more formidable undertaking, from the great 
depression which had everywhere paralyzed the finances of the 
business world ; but by means of repeated journeys, extensive 
correspondence and persistent endeavor, he succeeded in adding 
upwards of twenty thousand dollars to the fund. 

It was in the political field that Mr. Benson was most widely 
known. He was by birth and choice an old line Whig. When 
that party divided on the slavery question, he remained in that 
wing of it which re-adopted the title of the old National Repub- 
lican party, and which stood for the principles of progressive 
reform as against conservatism ; and to the Republican party Mr. 
Benson remained a steadfast and loyal adherent throughout the 
rest of his life. In Whig times, as already mentioned, he repre- 
sented his town in the State Legislature. He was Secretary of 
State in 183S under Gov. Kent, and again in 1841 under Gov. 
Fairfield. By the new Republican party he was elected to the 
thirty-third Congress from the Kennebec district iu 1851, and was 
re-elected in 1853. The nomination was offered him a third time, 
but he firmly declined, with the jocose comment that he had spent 
four years in Washington and come out an honest man, but was 
not disposed to risk himself again. His service in Congress was 
much like that which falls to the ordinary lot of the Representative ; 
and his constituents were well satisfied not only with his constant 
labors in the promotion of their interests, but also with the esti- 
mation in which he was held by his fellow members. In the 34th 
Congress he held the important position of Chairman of the Naval 
Committee. During the exciting struggle over the Speakership, 
which lasted two months and issued in the choice of N. P. Banks, 
he was one of the tellers, and upon the final decisive ballot to him 
fell the duty of announcing the result. His college friend Fierce 
was President during his entire congressional service, and their 
widely differing political creeds presented no barrier to their 
frequent aud cordial renewal of the old college associations. To 
a disposition so frauk and genial as his, Washington society 
presented abundant opportunities for an extensive and varied 
acquaintance, which came to embrace not only his colleagues in 
Congress and the members of government, but also leading 
officers in the army and navy, and prominent men from all parts 
of the country. During the rebellion, both iu public speech and 
in private conversation, he often aided the insight of others into 


the secret history and motives of the great struggle, by his 
personal knowledge of Jefferson Davis, Alexander II. Stephens, 
Judah P. Benjamin, Robert Toombs, and others of the Southern 
leaders. He had a wider familiarity with the principal men of 
his own State than most citizens of Maine, even in public life. 
His retentive memory held a vast store of racy anecdote con- 
cerning his political compeers, and still more concerning his 
brethren of the bar, Sprague, Boutelle, George Evans, and many 
others of the well-remembered names of a generation ago. The 
enjoyment of these reminiscences often suggested the idea of 
keeping a sort of collectanea of them ; and such a collection, if it 
had be^n completed, would have preserved many interesting frag- 
ments of professional biography. A few of these personal recol- 
lections were written out, at the solicitation of friends. The 
papers on Webster, Clay and Evans, which he published in the 
ChHslian Mirror, attracted considerable attention ; and it was 
his purpose to follow them with memorabilia of other prominent 
men whom he had known in public life, but his unlooked-for sick- 
ness and death prevented the execution of the design. 

After laying aside his political burdens and honors, Mr. Benson 
employed himself in various enterprises which interested him or 
which promised remunerative business. For eight years, 1859-67, 
he resided in Massachusetts and had an office in Boston. He was 
often called upon for speeches and addresses before agricultural 
and horticultural societies. In 1871 his native town celebrated 
the centennial of her incorporation, and honored him with an 
invitation to deliver a historical address ; and his discourse on 
that occasion, since published, was a graphic summary of the 
experiences of the early settlers, and was a model of patient 
research. He was an extemporaneous speaker of more than 
average facility and force. He had received his training in the 
free straightforward business methods of the court room and the 
campaign ; and the saying of Augustine, Uade vivo, inde dico, 
would well describe his habit of mind, for he spoke from the 
standpoint of his own personai experience and feeling, and threw 
his whole soul into what he said. Rapid thinking, vivid por- 
trayal, apt illustration, great earnestness, and a clear penetratin 
voice, gave him immediate command of his audience, and he never 
lost their attention till his argument was finished and clinched. 

He entertained throughout his life a very keen sympathy with 
young men. Beyond most men he preserved his own youthful 



feelings to his latest days ; and few have ever made more constant 
and cordial endeavor in behalf of everything which could con- 
tribute to the welfare or happiness of the young' around them. 
The same disposition was carried into his religious experience. 
He had been all his life a man of unblemished name, scrupulously 
honest, honorable, temperate ; but some ten years before his death 
he professed his faith in Christ, and in the fall of 1867 united with 
the Congregational church in Brunswick, where he was then resid- 
ing with his son-in-law. It is hardly necessary to add that he 
exemplified the profession by a sincere and consistent life. His 
warm heart he carried not only into the church and Sabbath 
school, but also into the wider relations of Christian fellowship 
and missionary labor in the world at large. 

Mr. Benson was twice married ; and being himself the son of a 
phj-sician, it may be interesting to note the coincidence that both 
wives were also children of physicians. His first wife, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Dr. Ariel Mann of Hallowell, died in 1848. In 1872 
he married Esther, daughter of the late Dr. Eleazar Burbank of 
Yarmouth, who survives him. 

He was born in Winthrop, Nov. 28, 1804, 
and died in Yarmouth, Aug. 12, 1876. 

Note — For the accompanying vignette I am indebted to Hon. Nehemiah Cleaveland, 
LL D., for whose work on th6 History of Bowdoin College, not yet published, it was 
engraved some years ago. J. S. S. 

Errata. We regret that a few typographical ernrs were overlooked in the biograph- 
ical sketch of John Neal, which appeared in the September number. On page 2, in the 
13th line from the t<jp, fur " deserving" read "desiring." Ou the same page, in the .Oth 
line from the bottom, for " John 0' Cataract" read "Jehn O' Cataract." On the 4th 
page, in the 11th line from the bottom, read " huff" for "puff." 






From records and manuscripts of 
the late Sir John Colgrave, Knight, 
we learn that Sir Richard Tylden 
was living in the reign of Henry II 
and Richard I of England. He was 
Senechal to Hugh de Lacy, Constable 
of Chester during- the reign of the 
former King. lie subsequently as- 
sumed the cross of the Crusaders, 
accompanied Richard of the Lion 
Heart to Palestine, and fought under 
him at the battle of Ascalon in the 
year 1 191. 
Az. a saltier erm. bet v. fr.ur pheons or. Sir Richard Ty Iden of Sittenboarne 

Crest — A battle-axe erect, eutwiiml with a . i- ■ j r^ j i 1 

snake ppr. .Mottu-Truih and Liberty. in Kent, married (jertrude, daughter 
of Sir William Vernon of Fordsham, Cheshire. 

Sir Henry Tylden, son of Sir Richard, married Phillippa, 
daughter of Sir Richard Boteler, of Warrantor) in Lancaster. 

Sir William Tylden, son of Sir Henry, married Constance, 
daughter of Rodolphus Gannett (?). 

Sir William Tylden, son of Sir William, time of Edward III, 
married Angharad, daughter of Sir Matthew Ellis of Overleigh in 
Chester. He fought under the Black Prince in the Battle at 
Poictiers in 13G6. 

Sir Thomas Tylden, son of the last named, married Alice, 
daughter of Robert Holmes, Lord of Tranmere in Cheshire. 

Sir John Tylden, son of Sir Thomas of Cutts Place, Branchly, 
married Isabel, daughter of Sir Roger Cotgrecive, Lord of Tatten- 
hall of Cheshire. 

In Burke's Commoners it is stated that "the family of Tylden, 
one of great antiquity, has been settled in Kent for several cen- 
turies. Of the three distinct branches into which it separated, 
the eldest became possessed of Milsted in that county ; the second 


removed into Sussex, and one of its members emigrating, founded 
the numerous Tildens of America ; while the youngest branch 
settled at Ifield. The family anciently possessed lands in the 
parishes of Branchly, Otterden, Kenuington, and Tilmanstone ; 
and so far back as the reign of Edward III, we find "William 
Tylden paying aid for lands in Kent when the Black Prince was 
knighted. Of the branch settled in the parish of YVormsell, in the 
time of Elizabeth, was William Tylden, who wedded Elizabeth, 
daughter of James Tunge of Tunstal, and by her had one son and 
two daughters, viz: Richard, his heir; Elizabeth m. Solomon 
Wood, and Frances m. Rev. John Toke, rector of Milsted. 

William Tylden died Dec. 23, 1613, and was succeeded by his 
son and heir Richard Tylden, who purchased from Edward Chute, 
Esq., of Bethersdeu, the manor and advowson of Milsted in 
the county of Kent. He married Elizabeth, daughter of John 
Toke, Esq., of Godingtou. This property is now in possession 
of his descendant, Sir John Maxwell Tylden, knight of Milsted. 
Richard Tylden died in 1659, and was succeeded by his son 
William, &c." 

We have not attempted to trace the lineage of Nathaniel Tilden 
back into England for the purpose of ascertaining his precise 
relationship to the distinguished members of the family we have 
here mentioned, and we have introduced them only to show the 
kind of stock from which sprang our sturdy old Puritan ancestor. 
His ancestors distinguished themselves in the British army and 
navy and occupied high positions in political and social life. 

The Tilden emigrant to America spoken of by Burke, wa3 
Nathaniel. Thomas Tilden was a passenger in the Ann in 1623, 
and according to Baylies he had a grant of land for a family of 
three the same year. In the division of cattle which took place 
May 22, 1627, his name is not mentioned, and does not appear 
afterwards. He had probably either deceased or returned to Eng- 
land, and we have seen no record of his family or descendants. 

The precise year when Nathaniel Tilden first came to America 
is considerably iu doubt. We have frequently seen it stated that 
he came in the Ann in 1623, but his name is mentioned in no list 
of passengers of that vessel that we have ever seen. He has 
doubtless been confounded with Thomas Tilden, before mentioned, 
who may have been his brother. Baylies, in his Memoir of 
Plymouth Colony, vol. 2, page 279, says that he and his sons 


were in Scituate previous to 1628. Deane, in the History of 
Scituate, says " it is certaiu that Nathaniel Tilden was in this 
town previous to 162S." In evidence, he quotes from Colonial 
Records, which say that in 1628 Henry Merritt sells to Nathaniel 
Tilden "all that land which I had of Goodman Byrd, lying within 
the fence at the north end of the third cliffe unto the land of 
Nathaniel Tilden. " On page 353, Mr. Deane says that " Nathaniel 
Tilden came from Tenterden, in Kent, with his family before 
1628 ;" as regards his family, we have reason to believe this a 
mistake. In the History of Sandwich, England, published in 
1792 by W. Boys, pages 750-1, a list is given of those who em- 
baiked there in the good ship Hercules of Sandwich, John With- 
erly master, and were therein transported to New England, in 
America, with the certificates from the ministers where they last 
dwelt, of their conversation, and conformity to the orders and dis- 
cipline of the church, and that they had taken the oaths of 
allegiance and supremacy. These certificates were all dated either 
in the month of February or March, 1634. Nathaniel Tilden, 
wife Lydia, seven children and seven servants, all by name stand 
at the head of this list, and consequently Mr. Tilden must have 
come to New England with his family subsequent to the date of 
his certificate. It is quite probable that he came here sometime 
previous to 1628 and purchased land for a homestead, then 
returned to England and came over with his family in the Spring 
of 1634.* Deane says his house lot was on Kent street, the third 
south of Greenfield Lane, ne also had lands at Long Marsh and 
on the east side of the North River, below Gravelly Beach. 
Lothrop's church was organized at Scituate on the 18th day of 
January, 1635, (New Style) and Mr. Tilden was chosen Ruling 

Mr. Deane remarks respecting the first settlers of Scituate that 
they were " men of distinguished education and easy fortune, who 
had left in England homes altogether enviable, save in the matter 
of religious toleration. " They were the " men of Kent," cele- 
brated in English History as men of gallantry, loyalty and courtly 

* la Mr. Drake's Founders of New England, the materials for which he gleaued from 
a pergonal examination of English records, on page S2 is the following entry : 

Hercules of Sandwich, 200 ton?, John Witherely master, 1C34-5. 

Nathaniel TilJen of Tenterden, yeoman, wife Lydia, seven children and seven 
servants. Certificates from Mr. Jno. Gee, Vicar of Tenterden, 2Ctli Feb. 1634; Jno. 
Austin, Mayor of Tenterden, and Fregift Stace, jurat, 4 Mar. 1C34. 


manners, and had been accustomed to the elegancies of life in the 
mother country." In a foot note on page 279, part 1, of B ivlie's 
Memoir of Plymouth Colony, it is stated that Nathaniel Tilden 
was the son of Joseph Tilden, one of the merchant adventurers, 
but we know not on what authority this statement is made. 
Deane, in his Ilistory of Scituate, page 353, says he had not 
learned the name of Mr. Tilden's wife, but we believe it is pretty 
generally conceded that she was Lydia, daughter of that Thomas 
Bourne* who came from Kent and was early in Marsbfield. Mr. 
Tilden died in 1641, and his widow married Mr. Timothy Ilath- 
erly.f There were no children by this marriage. 

Mr. Tilden's will gives " to wife Lydia the income of my stone- 
house with the lands in Tenderden in Kent, England, in which 
Richard Lambeth now dwells, &c. To son Joseph, a double 
portion, that is as much as to Thomas and Stephen. To Lydia and 
Stephen, my two youngest children, a maintenance till 21. To 
Mary wife of Thomas Lapham, ten shillings. To Judith, a cow. 
To Sarah wife of George Sutton, ten shillings." The inventory 
of his estate in the Colony Records shows that he belonged to the 
wealthiest class of early settlers. Ten swarms of bees were 
appraised at ten pounds, and this says Deane, is the earliest 
notice we have met with respecting the keeping of bees in the 

♦Thomas Bourne, says Mrs. M. A. Thomas, was one of the oldest of the Marshfield 
settlers. He and his wife Elizabeth were past life's meridian when they came to Green 
Harbor. He died in 1GC4, aged 83. Their son John manied Alice, daughter of 
Thomas Bisbee ; Lydia, Elder Nathaniel Tilden ; Martha, John Bradford ; Margaret, 
Josiaa Wioslow, sen. ; Elizabeth, Robert Waterman ; and Anne, Nehemiah Smith. — 
Meiaoriuls of Marthfiel'l, parje 38. 

■f Timothy Hatherly, a London merchant, c\me in the Ann in 1623, but not being 
favorably impressed with the country he soon returned to England. During the 
enmm°r of lti.32 ho again came with a view to remain. He carne to Plymouth by way 
of Boston, and remained there a year or more, and then went to Scitu ite. He was a 
man of high chajacter and great influence in the colony, serving as as-i-t:int for several 
years. Mr. Deane says of him : " lie was the pillar and supporter of the plantation — 
always ready to advance money to the town in times of difficulty, or to aid individuals 
with his wealth." He died in 1666, leaving no family, and distributing his estate, or 
that portion which he had not given to the church and society during his life, among 
his wife's children and grandchildren. 





The children of Elder Nathaniel Tilden, all born in Englaud, 
were as follows : 

— ; m. Elizabeth Twi3den. 

; m. Elizabeth 

2 i Jostph, b. - 

3 ii Thomas, b. 

4 iti Mary, b. - 

5 iv. Sarah, b. - 

6 v Judith, b. - 

7 vi hydia, b. - 

8 vii Stephen, b. 

2d, Mary Holmes, Jan 24, 1664. 

m. Thomas Lapham. 
m. George Sutton. 
m. Abraham Prebble. 
m. Richard Garrett. 
; m. Hannah Little of Marshfield, in 1661. 

[To be continued.} 

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I notice in the volume just published by the Maine Historical 
Society (vol. vn) a very interesting article relative to Fort Halifax, 
by Hon. Joseph Williamson of Belfast. As I have in my posses- 
sion u copy of Isaac Illsley 's account, (referred to by J. W.) and 
also an account and roll rendered by Gershom Flagg for work 
done under " Governor Shirley's warrant for the building of Fort 
Halifax, etc.," I forward copies of the same for publication, as, 
perhaps, adding something of interest to the statements given by 
Williamson. The contract with Illsley is given in the article 
alluded to. The account is as follows : 

"Province of the Massachusetts Bay to Isaac Illsley, Dr. 

To himself and 5 apprentices' labour afsisting in 
.building a Fort at Taconnick from the 8th day of 
July last to this day is 82 days at £9, old Tenor 
pr. Day pr. agreement with his Excell'y the 

Ditto, 6 other Carpenters 82 days a 30 8. each pr. Day 738 
Ditto, John Thomes 82 days a 45 s. pr. Day 184 10 

old Tenor 

£1,660 10 

Falm'o, 28th Sept., 1754. 
Isaac Illsley. 

Suffolk ss., December 18, 1754. 

Jacob Wendell, Just. Pea." 

Gershom Flagg's account and roll of men seems to relate to 
Fort Halifax. I can find no other fort to which the same can 
properly be applied. The following is a copy: 


Errors excepted pr. 
Sworn to before me. 






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In connection with this subject it may be of interest to add 
that Minot in his " History of the Province of Mafsachusetts 
Bay " states that the naming of Fort Halifax " was attended with 
some ceremony, and an inscription as follows : 

Quod felix fauflumque sit 


Hunc lapidem pofuit 

Gulielmus Shirley, Gubernator, 

Sub aufpiciis 

Nobiliffimi Georgii Montague Dunk, 

Comitis de Halifax 


Quotquot sunt ditionis Britlanicce; 

Per American utramque, 

Prcefecti atq: Patroni Muftriffimi, 

Die 3. Septembris, A. D. 1754." 



The following letter was written by General Joseph Cilley, a 
distinguished officer in the war of the Revolution and grandfather 
of Hon. Jonathan Cilley, once member of Congress from Maine. 
Joseph Cilley was the son of Captain Joseph Cilley of Notting- 
ham, New Hampshire, and was born in 1745. When the news of 
the battle of Lexington reached Nottingham he raised one hundred 
men and started for the scene of conflict. He was appointed 
Major of Poor's regiment, Lieutenant Colonel in 1776, and in 1777, 
April 2, was made Colonel of the First New Hampshire regiment, 
in place of Stark, resigned. He was engaged in many of the 
hard fought battles of the Revolution. After the war was over, 
he was made Major General of the First Division of New Hamp- 
shire militia, June 22, 1786, and as such led the troops which 
quelled the insurrection of that year, arresting the leader of the 
rebels with his own hands. He was a man of great energy of 
character, and generous and humane. His death occurred in 
August, 1799. . . 


Camp 4 miles above White Plains, ) 
N. Y , July 22, 1778. J 

Dear Sir: Your favor of the 10th of July came safe to hand, 
by Major Titcomb ; am much obliged to you for its contents. I 
left Yalley Forge the ISth of June, with the right wing of the 
army, under the command of General Lee, in pursuit of the 
enemy, who left Philadelphia the 10th. The whole of our army 
pursued, with His Excellency, General Washington. Crossed the 
Delaware at a ferry called Corell's, where it was thought best to 
send out several parties to harass the enemy's rear. General 
Scott was sent first, with 1600 picked men from the whole army, 
in order to watch the enemy's motion. I was ordered on this 
party, soon after it was thought best to give the enemy battle. 
General Lee was sent on this errand, lie called in General Scott 
— in short, he had 5,000 Continental troops, besides a number of 
militia. On the 28th of June he was ordered to attick the enemy 
with his party, and that General Washington with the whole army 
would support him. We were at a small town called Englishtown, 
about 4 miles from Monmouth Court House, where the enemy lay. 
We begun our march before sunrise, proceeded toward the field of 
battle ; came to the plain ; the enemy gave way ; seemed to be in 
great confusion, without making any opposition, except some 
scattering musketry and a few field pieces playing on both sides 
at long shot, when, to my great surprise, I saw the right wing of 
our party giving way in great confusion. There was a morss in 
our rear ; I thought whether it was not intended to cross that, in 
order to take better ground. There was a wood in the rear of the 
party I was with. We were ordered to cross and form in that 
wood, where we lay some time. The enemy observing this, 
halted, came to the right about, and pursued us about two miles, 
when General Washington came up, ordered our party to make a 
stand to check the enemy, whilst the army could form, which was 
done immediately. The severest cannonading ensued as ever was 
in America. Our men behaved with great fortitude. The can- 
nonading lasted between two and three hours. I was in the front 
line of our army, in the left wing. His excellency ordered me to 
take the battalion that 1 then commanded, consisting of 350 rank 
and file, detailed from Poor's, Glover's, Patterson's, Larnard's and 
Yarn urn's brigades, with Lieutenant Colonel Dearborn and Major 
Thair, (who were with me) to go and see what I could do with the 
enemy's right wing, which was formed in an orchard in our trout. 
Marched on toward them until I came within about forty rods, 
when I ordered my battalion to form the line of battle, which was 
done. The enemv began a scattering fire. I ordered my men to 
advance, which they did in good order. When the enemy saw 
that we were determined to push close on them, they gave way 
and took post in a scout of wood and gave rue a very heavy fire, 
under the cover of several pieces of artillery. I advanced within a 
few rods, give them a heavy fire, which put them in confusion. 
They run oil'. I killed a number on the field. Took between 
twenty and thirty prisoners. Should have pursued further, but 





the extreme heat of the weather was such that several of my men 
died with the heat. We took possession of the field. Found left 
on the field about three hundred of the enemy's dead, with several 
officers. Amongst them was Colonel Moncton, who commanded 
the first battalion of Grenadiers. They retreated that night about 
eleven o'clock in great confusion. Left at the Court House five 
wounded officers and about forty .soldiers. We should have 
pursued, but our army were so overcome with the heat that the 
General thought not advisable to pursue. Desertions still continue 
from the enemy at the least confusion. Their army is weakened 
two thousand five hundred since they left Philadelphia. I think 
Clinton is brought himself into a fine hobble. He has now a 
strong French fleet in his front and General Washington in his 
rear. I think we shall Burgoyne him in a few weeks, which God 
grant may be the case. Doubtless the particulars of the strength 
of the French fleet will come to your hand long before this, or I 
would give some account of them. This may suffice. They are 
able to flog all the British sheep in America. 

My love to your wife and mother. 

I am, Sir, wilh respect, 

Your friend and humble servant. 
(Signed) J. Cilley. 

N. B. General Lee's behavior is now on trial for his conduct. 
How it will turn is uncertain It is my opinion that if he had 
behaved well we should have destroyed the major part of Clinton's 
To Colonel Thomas Bartlett. 

Sir: Hurry Mr. Odihorne about my collar. 




To Jonathan Watson, Collector for the Second Parrish in Scar- 
borough : The following is a list of Assessments upon the Polls 
and Estates of the persons therein named, each one his proportion 
of the sum of four hundred and twelve dollars and twenty-one 
cents, it being the Revd. Nathan Tilton's sallary and other parish 
charges for the year 1811, which we hereby commit to you to 
collect, and you are to collect and pay the same unto Reuben 
Fogg, Treasurer of sd. parrish, on or before the tenth day of 


December next, and you are to complete and make up an account 

of your collection of the whole sum aforesaid. 

6iven under our hands this eighteenth day of June, A. D. 1812. 

Reuben Fogg, ) 

Joseph Fogg, >• Assessors. 

Benjamin Milliken, Jr., ) 

Andrews Amos, Andrews Stephen and son John, Andrews 
widow Dorcas and son Ebenezer, Boothby Levi, Burnham Thomas, 
Bacon Doct. Alvan, Bacon Doct. David, Berry John, Boothby 
Joseph and George, Burnham Solomon, Burnham John, Burnham 
Robert and son Samuel, Berry Solomon and sons Zebulon and 
Abraham, Berry Joseph, Babb Thomas and son Daniel, Brown 
Alison, Babb John, Berry Enoch, Berry Zebulon, Burnham Richard, 
Boothby Richard, Burnham Ebenezer, Burnham David, Berry 
Jeremiah, Berry John Junr., Bryant Alpheus, Coolbroth Joseph, 
Collins Jonathan, Carter Richard and son Richard, Carter Rufus, 
Carter Benjamin, Carter Benjamin Junr., Carter Thomas, Cumps- 
ton V. Ilenry, Coolbroth Ebenezar, Coombs Benjamin, Crockett 
Samuel, Davis Gideon, Day James, Dresser Jonathan, Emerson 
Joseph, Edgecomb Gideon and son Joseph, Edgecomb Robert, 
Edgecomb James, Fenderson Pelatiah, Fenderson Thomas, Foss 
Peter and sou Pelatiah, Fogg Jonathan, Fogg Joseph, Fogg 
Jonathan Junr., Fogg Moses, Fenderson widow Lucy, Fenderson 
Ivory, Fogg Seth, Fogg Dominions, Fogg Enoch, Foss Benjamin, 
Foss Ezekiel, Fitts Simeon, Fenderson Wallice, Fogg Reuben, 
Foss Nicholas, Harmon Jonathan Junr., Harmon Mison, Ileara 
John, Holms John, Holms Ephriam, Holms Daniel, Harmon Elias, 
Harmon Robert Junr., Harmon Zachariah and son Daniel, Harmon 
Stephen, Harmon Moses and son Benj., Harmon Joseph, Harmon 
Abuer, Haines Capt. Samuel, Flight George Esq , Harmon John- 
son, Harmon Silas, Harmon Moses 3d, Joss Nathaniel and son 
Nathaniel, Joss Jonathan, Harmon John, Harford Solomon, Har- 
mon Dummer, Harmon Robert, Hews widow Sally, Harmon Zach- 
ariah 3d, King Richard, King Cyrus, Leavit Abraham, Leavit 
Ilunkin, Leavit Joseph and sons, Leavit Mark, Libby Dauiel 4th, 
Libby Samuel Junr., Libby Samuel Hubd., Leavit widow Hannah 
and son Edwert, Libby Charles, Libby Richard and Mitchel, Libby 
Roger, Libby Eliakim and son Moulton, Libby Peter, Libby 
Theophilas, Libby Lemuel, Larrabee William and son, Libby Nehe- 
miah and son, Libby Capt. Thomas, Libby, Benjamin, Leavit John, 
Libby Zebulon and sons, Libby Hani. Richard, Libby Hub. Richard, 



Libby William, Leavit James, Meserve Elisha, Milliken M. John 
heirs, Milliken M. John and son Benj., Milliken Joseph, Moulton 
John and son Thomas, Moulton Daniel, Moulton Jonathan Junr., 
Moulton Jonathan and Joseph, Moulton Jonathan 3d, Moulton 
Jonathan 4th, Moulton Joshua Capt., Milliken Lemuel, Milliken 
Abraham, Moulton John and heirs, Moulton Daniel 3d, McKenney 
Jonathan, McKenney Jonathan Junr., Merrill Eliphalet, Merrill 
Edwert, . McLaughlin Robert and sons, McLaughlin William, 
Meserve John Junr., Meserve William, Meserve John, Meserve 
Thomas and sons, Meserve Samuel and Joseph, Meserve Daniel 
heirs, Moses John, Moses George, Marston Jonathan, McKenney 
Sam'l, McKenney Abner and son Benj., Mathews John, Milliken 
Simeon, Milliken Reufus, Milliken Jacob, Marshall Nathan, Mars- 
ton Simou, McDaniel Rich. Foster, Marshall Jonathan, Moulton 
Reuben, Moulton Reuben Junr., Marston Simeon, Pillsbury Joseph 
and son, Rice Samuel and son Samuel, Rice David, Richards Jona- 
than Seavy Job, Stuart Timothy and son Soloman, Stuart Timothy 
Junr., Shute James and son Samuel, Stuart Jotham, Staples Jacob, 
South gate Robert, Stone Solomon and Isaac, Smith Josiah, Snow 
Pharis, Staples Oliver, Sargeant Foss, Thurstiu Daniel, Watson 
Jonathan, Warren Jeramiah, Waterhouse Theophilas, Water- 
house John Junr., Whitten Elisha, Waterhouse Isaac, Staples 
Benjamin heirs, for marsh, Smith Theophilas, Biddeford, for marsh, 
Tarbox Eliakim, Saco, for marsh, Googins Joseph and sons, for 
marsh, Boothby widow Mary, for land and marsh, Googins Roger, 
Libby Lemuel, Gorham, Jordan Ichabod, Saco, Bradbury Joseph, 
Saco, Cutts Thomas Esq., Saco, Foss John, Saco, Foss Joseph, 
Saco, for shipping, Dennet Nicholas, Saco, Dennet Samuel, Saco, 
Dearing John, Saco, Deering Joseph, Saco, Deering Thomas, Saco, 
Foss Lemuel, Saco, Smith Alison, Biddeford, Gray James, Saco, 
Libby Thomas and sons, Saco, Paterson Robert, Saco, Boothby 
John, Saco, Ridlon Matthias, Saco, Freeman Joshua, Gorham, 
Rumery Edwert, Saco, Haines Samuel, Buxton, Foss Benjamin, 
Saco, Isaac Scammon, Saco, Foss Pelatiah, Saco, Emery Jouathan, 
Buxton, King Cyrus, Saco, Redman Trustram, Saco, Pierce 
Charles, Falmouth, Elden Nathan heirs, Buxton, Woodsom 
Stephen, Saco, Means George, Saco, Googins David, Saco, Libby 
Nathan, Saco, Marr Dennis, Libby Dominicus, Trickey Zebulon, 
Cape Elizabeth, Skilling Samuel, Cape Elizabeth, Roberts Joseph, 
Gorham, Durant Conelius heirs, Foss James Junr., Saco, Hasty 


William Esq., Libby Seth, Libby Cyrus, Burnham Aaron, in 

There are three lists of these names. One is for assessment for 
State, County and Town tax, one for School tax and one for 
Church tax. The same Collector for whole. 

The school tax for Scarborough, 1S12, was $656.46, and these 

Assessors were 

Gideon Rice, } Assessors 

Benjamin Larrabee, Jr,. >- of 
Joseph Fogg, ) said town. 

The State, Town and County tax for 1812, in Scarborough, was 
$984.29. The Treasurers were Capt. Joseph McLellan of the 
county, Jonathan Q. Austin of the commonwealth and Deacon 
Joshua Libby of the town ; the above sum to be paid to each his 
share, for State, county or town, as specified on the bill. Reuben 
Fogg was Treasurer of 2d parish. 
Robert Southgate, Esq., paid largest School tax, it being. $14 60 

Also largest Town, State and County tax 21 00 

Also largest Parish tax 14 25 


Heaviest tax in Scarborough $49 85 

Others average about $13.00. 



1786 — Feb. 11, Nathaniel Kilpatrick to Abigail Higgins. 
March 24, William Mariner to Elizabeth Mosley. 
April 22, Thomas Merriman to Mary Melcher. 
June 6, William Cotton to Joana Ferrin. 
Aug. 7, John Mariner to Abigail Douty. 
Sept. 15, Jacob Ames to Elizabeth Graffam. 
Oct. 29, Capt. William Stanwood to Hannah Chase. 
Nov. 4, John Frind to Sarah Dowles. 
Dec. 28, William Skolfield to Sarah Pudeout. 


1787 — Jan. 9, Joseph Holt Ingraham to Lydia Stone. 

Sept., Matthew Potter to Isabel Heddrean. 

Oct., George Lewis to Martha Hunt. 

Nov. 27, Lemuel Hinkley to Lois Ridout. 

Dec, Richard Ferrin to Ruth Gatchel. 
1788— Jan. 21, Anthony Griffin to Ede Grouch. 

March 27, John Haddean to Mary Woodside. 

April 10, Jedidiah Allen to Mary Elliot. 

The following is a list of marriages returned to me since last May. 

(Signed) NATH LARA BEE. 

1784— Oct. 6, Nathaniel Kent to Abigail Weston, 

Oct. 7, Asa Combes to Abigail Thomas. 
1788 — Dec. 14, John Simons Gatchel to Sarah Marriner. 

Dec. 2S, John Lowell to Rachel Curtice. 

Dec. 28, Thomas Mayo Lewis to Janney Larrabee. 

June 26, Arron Hinkly to Bethiah Lombard. 

July 24, Stephen Gatchel, junr. to Rebecca Rideout. 
1789— Jan. 1, Paul Lowell to Elisabeth Hunt. 

Jan. 20, Noah Melcher to Susannah Purinton. 

Feb. 1, Jesse Davis to Hannah Curtice. 

Feb. 19, Sam. Mariner to Margaret Mosley. 

Jan. 27, John Eaton to Jenne Grant. 

April 5, Benja. Tibbets to Submit Gatchell. 


1790— Feb. 25, Jesse Gatchell to Molly Combs. 
April 3, Otis Little to Sarah Sarvage. 



1789 — May 14, Jonas Deane to Ruth Small. 
Patrick Connelly to Dorcas Blake. 


1791— Feb. 7, William Ilorington to Abigail McFall. 
1790 — Dec. 3, James Thompson to Mary Wilson. 
1791 — Jan. 13, Jonathan Small to Elizabeth Ilewy. 
April 30, Moses Eaton to Mary Dunlap. 



1792 — Aug. 9, Ebenezer Stanwood to Martha Duning. 

Sept. 10, Thomas Tibbets to Phebe Mallett. 

Oct. 30, Tobias Ham to Abigail Thompson. 

Nov. 20, James Williams to Margaret Clark. 

Dec. 29, Andrew Blake to Keziah Eliot. 

Jan. 5, William Smart to Abigail Stover. 

April 18, Enoch Dill to Anna Ross. 

Sept. 23, Oliver Bisbee to Persis Simmons. 

Oct. 4, Nehemiah Peterson to Lydia Larabee. 

Nov. 1, Adam Elliot to Dorothy Shaw. 

Nov. 1, Elisha Pinkham to Anna Mitchell. 

Nov. 25, William Ross to Mary Gardener. 

Nov. 29, David Combs to Christana Cowens. 

Dec. 25, Hugh White Owen to Mary McFarland. 
1793— Feb. 13, Prime Clapley to Mareny Blake. 

March 7, Robert Speer, junr., to Isabella Potter. 

March 17, Henry Jackman to Lydia Ilouse. 

May 14, Daniel Elliot to Jennet Ross. 
1793 — June 24, Benja. Finney to Mary Wheeler. 

July 24, James * Michals, (?) to Jerusha Andrews. 
1794 — Jan. 12, Thoma9 Wilson to Joanna Toothaker. 

April 10, James Merryman to Abigail Ilubbs. 
1793 — Oct. 14, Daniel Gooding to Lidia Combs, 
1794 — May 17, Joseph Wagner to Phebe Griffin. 
1793— Dec. 25, William Willson to Saliy Chase. 

Dec. 25, Peter Birthright to Esther Tibbets. 
1794 — May 12, James Curtice to Elizabeth Bosworth. 

July 1, John Combs to Hannah Moss. 

July 2, William Fortune to Nancy Gardner. 

July 3, Isaac White to Martha Owen. 

Aug. 21, William Strout to Rebecca Snow. 

Sept. 1, John Doughty to Margaret Mallet. 

Dec. 17, David Dunlap to Sarah Grant. 
1795 — Feb. 12, David Reed to Jenny Dunlap. 

March 25, D^ivid Stanwood to Sarah Dunning. 

April 18, William Rideout to Jenny Dunning. 

♦This name I imitated the best I could; do not know what it is. 




Inscriptions copied from the tombstones in the old burial- 
ground, near the "Old Ledge," at Yarmouth, Me. Copied in 
1875, by Marshall X. Rich, and forwarded for the Maine Genealo- 
gist and Biographer, by A. W. Corliss, Yarmouth^ Maine. 

Here Lyes Buried the Body of Mr. Andrew Ring] aged 48 
years. Died, Nov. ye 17, 1744. 

nere Lies all that js mortall of Mr. Reuben Gage, who departed 
this life August 26, 1758. 

Here Lies all that is mortall of John While. Died Xov. 1, 1747. 

Here Lyes ye Body of Eleazer Eaton, who deceased July ye 
25, 1735, aged 62 yrs. 

Here Lyes Buried ye Bod3 T of Gapt. Peter Ware, who departed 
this life ye 13th day of March, 1743, in ye 49th year of his age. 

Here Lyes burried ye body of Capt. Stephen Larrabee. De- 
parted this life Oct. 20th anno dom, 1737. 

(Twin Stones.) 

Peter Ware. Daniel Ware. 

Died Sept. 24th, 1737, Died Sept. 24th, 1737, 

in the 6th year of his age. in the 4th year of his age. 

As you are now, so once were we, 
As we are now so you must be; 
Prepare to meet where we have past, 
Theo you may dwell with u3 at last. 

William, son of Ensign ^Benjamin and Mary Iagersoll. He dffed 
Nov. 13, 1739. 

Mrs. Sarah Chandler died Apr. 28, 1737, in ye 23 year of her 

Here Lyes Buried ye body of Deacon Jacob Mitchell; departed 
this life Dec. 21, 1744, in ye 73 year of his age. 

The above is all that can be deciphered on the stones yet stand- 
ing. Many bodies have been removed to the cemetery several 
rods westward of this, which is sometimes called the " Oid Indian 
Burial-Ground. 7; 



Roger, son of Robert aud Sarah Mitchell, b. Dec. G, 1694. 

Robert, b. April 14, 1697, d. Aug. 20, 169S: Wary, b Sept. 20,1699; Sarah, b. 
March 22, 1702; Elizabeth, b. May 8, 1705; Robert, b. Deo. 27, 1710. 

Joseph, son of Joseph and Joanna Mitchell, b. Feb. 12, 1103. 

Solomon, b. April 28, 1706. 

Job, son of Job and Charity Emery, b. Jan. 29, 1697. 

Charity, b. April 24, 1699; Sarah, b. Feb. 4, 17u0. 

Mary, dau. of Peter and Marj T Dickson, b. Sept. 23, 16*79. 

Hannah, b. Feb. 3, 1684; Anna, b. July 17, 16S9; Peter, b. Feb. 29, 1692. 

John, son of John and Mary Staple, b. Sept. 30, 1*700. 

Hezekiah, b. Feb. 11, 1702; Solomon, b. June 20, 1705; Samuel, b. April 11, 1707; 
Thomas, b. Jan. 9, 1711-12; Mary, b. Jan. 21, 1714; Elmo, b. March 12, 1717-8. 

Miles, son of Thomas and Sarah Thompson, b. Oct. 3, 1699. 

Sarah, b. Sept. 22, 1702; Anne, b. Sept. 21, 1707; Mehitable, b. Aug 9, 1709; 
Thomas, b. May 24, 1712. 

Ephraim, son of David and Eleanor Libby, b. Feb. 2, 1*701-2. 

Eleanor, b June 21, 1705; Abagail, b. Sept. 29, 1707. 

Abagail, dau. of Moses and Ruth Yoden, b. Oct. 27, 1699. 

Ruth, b. June 22, 1702. 

Thomas, son of Thomas and Alice Hanscom, b. Dec. — , 1690. 

Hester, b. Nov. 20, 1692; Anne, b. Aug. 16, 1694; John and Prucilla, b. Oct. 26, 
1696; John d. Nov. 1, 1637, Priscilla d. Jan. 2, 1697. 

Samuel, son. of Thomas and Tameson Hanscom, b. July 25, 

Mary, b. July 29, 1700; Mirtha, b. Sept. 27, 1702; J>Ln, b. April 13, 1705; 
Joseph, b. July 13, 1703; Muse-, b. March 1, 1710, d. Feb. 26, 1793. 


William Tetherly m. Mary Roby, Aug. 13, 1683. Children : 

Mary, b. May 8, 1684; 'William, b. Nov. 3, 16S5; Samuel, b. Feb. 26, 1686; Eliza- 
both, b. July 20, 16S9; Daniel, b. March 20, 1791. 

John Lisson m. Mary, widow of William Tetherly. Children : 

Martha, b. April 1, 1695; John, b. April 25, 1697. 

Enoch Tlutchins m. Ilopewell Furbish, May IT, 1693. Children : 

William, b. Aug. 1, 1694; Thomas, b. Sept. 20, 1696; Enoch, b. Sept. 11,1697; 
Mary Katharin, b. Sept. 6, 1705. The father d. April 3, 1706. 

William Sentle m. Joanna Alcock, Aug. 2, 1706. Children : 

John, b. July 18, 1707. 

John Gypon m. Mercy Mason, Dec. 20, 1705. Children : 

John, b. Sept. 3, 1707. 

Thomas Cocks m. Margaret Hillia, (?) Dec. 20, 1105. 
Mary, dau. of Joseph and Bethia Gold, b. Mar. 22, 1706-7. 
John Dearing m. Temperance Feroald, Dec. 12, 1705. Children : 

William, b. Sept. 16, 1706; John b. July 16, 1710. 

Thomas Jenkins m. Anne, dau. of Peter Dickson, Sept. 14, 

1708. Children: 

Mary, b Feb. 21, 1709-10; Keturah, b. Aug. 21, 1712; Thomas, b. Dec. 31, 1713; 
Samuel, b. Nov. 22, 1715; Philadelphia, b. March 24, 1717-18; Richard, b. Jan. 17, 
1719-20; Anne, b. Dec. 13, 1722; Joseph, b. March 23, 1724-5; Benjamin, b. March 
18, 1723-9. The father died Sept. 25, 1740; the mother died May — , 1749. 

Daniel Green m. Sarah, dau. of Samuel Knight, Oct. 30, 1706. 

Children : 

Sarah, b. Oct. 26, 1712; Solomon, b. May 9, 1715, d. Feb. 3,1718-9; Andrew, b. 
Sept. 5, 1720; Meribah, b. March 30, 1723. 

Daniel Paul m. Sarah Bragdon, March 30, 1700. Children : 

Abagail, b. Feb. 16, 1701; Daniel, b. Feb. 10, 1703; Josiab, b. April 28, 1708; 
Jeremiah, b. Nov. 11, 1710; Samuel, b. April 30, 1712; Joseph, b. March 11, 1715, d. 
26, ditto; Stephen, b. June 17, 1718; Jjhn, b. April 7, 1724. 


George Femick (?) m. Hanna Jones, July 21, 1709. Children : 

Anne, b May 1, 1710; John, b. Feb 26, 1711; Lockwood, b. March 25, 1714; Lock- 
wook, b. March, 25, 1714; Richard, b. August 17, 1716; George, b. July 20, 1720; 
Benjamin, b. Jan. 15, 1723. 

William Brooks m. Mary Fogg, Aug. 11, 1700; Nicholas Gillison m Hannah Nason, 
Dec. 23, 1707; Shubael Stearns in. Rebekah Lariby, Deo. 29, 1704; Benjunin Libby 
m. Sarah Stone, Dec. 25, 1707; Jonathan Young m. Margaret Stackpole, Jan. 1, 1707-8; 
John Wittum w. Elizabeth Tydey, Jan. 8, 1707-S; James Frost m. Abagail Goodwin, 
Feb. 15, 1707-8; John Richardson m. Elizabeth Frost, March 4, 1707-8; William Dyer 
m. Sarah Chadbourn, July 1, 1703; John Haines m. Hannah Key, July 7, 1703.. 

William Rackliff m. Martha, dau. of Roger Dearing, Jan. 5, 

1708-9. Children: 

William, b. August 17, 1711; Nelson, b. Nor. 12, 1713; Mary, b. Not. 4, 1715; 
Martha, b. Nov. 24, 1717. 

Joshua Downing m. Sarah, dau. of John Hatch, April 28, 1 709. 

Richard Downing of Dover m. Alice Downing, April 28, 170?; Daniel Goodwin m. 
Abagail Roberts, Deo. 30, 170S; John Thompson m. Mary Staire, June 22, 1709; 
Richard Sbackl^y m. Hannah Hod-on, Nov. 17, 1709; Thomas Hodsdon m. Mary Lord, 
Dec 1, 1709; Benjamin Lord m Patience Nason, Jan. 10, 1709. 

John, son of Capt. John and Martha Robinson, b. July 8, 1709. 

Elizabeth, dau. of John and Mary Staple, b Feb. 11,1719-20; Mark, b Oct. 31, 

Joseph Ilammond m. Hannah Storer, Sept. 14, 1699. Children : 

Joseph, b. Feb. 1, 1700; Hannah, b. July 7, 1702, d. Aug. 9 following; Genrge, b. 
Feb. 10, 1703-4; Dorcas, b Jan. 17, 1705-6; Abagail, b. Nov. 16, 1707; Katberine, b. 
Sept. 24, 1709; Elisha, b. Sept. 18, 1712, d. Nov. 30, 1716; John, b. July 3, 1714; 
Jonathan, b. July 20, 1716. 

Thomas, son of John and Mary Dearing, b. Oct. 8, 1721-2, d. 
Nov. 11 following. 
John, b. Oct. 13, 1722; Thomas, b. Jan. 19, 1724-5, d. June 16, 1728. 

Lydia, dau. of Samuel and Margaret Speuney, b. Dec. 17, 1710. 

Patience, b. Dec. 3, 1713; Samuel, b. July 3, 1717. 

Lydia, dau. of Solomon and Mary Green, b. July 21, 1717. 





An Old Bible. Matthew Lincoln of Bangor, has in his possession an old Bible, 
brought over from England by his ancestor, who settled in Hingham, 1638. Stephen 
(1) Lincoln, Stephen (2), David (3), Matthew (4), Matthew (5) of Sidney, Maine, 
Isaiah (6) of Sidney, Matthew (7) of Bangor, 1S76. 

The title page is torn off except on the bottom of the page, where it says: "Printed 
1595." The Psalms of David are set to music in the first part of the book. It is illus- 
trated by numerous engravings. On the very last leaf at tho end is — 

— of Christopher Barker Printer to the 
— most excellent Majestie 
Cum privilegu." 
I copy what little writing I could fiud in it. Stephen Lincoln — name either 1 or 2. 
Paul Lewis — name He lived in Hingham 150 years ago. 
"Apr. 20, 1735, snow over top of rail fonce." 

•* Matthew Lincoln of ningham, departed this life on the morning of 18th December, 
1821, aged 89 years and 6 moa. This record made by his son, Matthew Lincoln of 
Sidney, in the 5")th year of his age. 

Sidney, Dec. 23, 1822." J. W. P. 

OBITUARY. Jotham Jewett, a highly respected citizen of - Alfred, died at his resi- 
dence in that town on Friday, October G, 1876, at the greatly advanced age of ninety- 
nine years and two months. He was at the time of his death the oldest person in that 
town, and probably in York county. His wife died three years ago, at the age of 
ninety-six years He has voted at every Presidential election since Washington. Mr. 
Jewett was a son of Benjamin J. Jewett who removed from Stratbam, N II., in 1775, 
and one of the early pioneers of Alfred, and lived and died en the same farm rescued 
from the wilderness by his father more than a century ago. 

N. J. H. 

' A Relic of Wm. Pf.pperell. " Kittery, May the 11th, 1717. May it Please your 
excTcy. I have sent you under the Conduct of Sarg't Jon. Kingsbury ten men Im- 
prest at York, viz: 

Corp'l Joseph Bragdon, 

Sam'l Clarke, 

Will'm Bale, 

Will'm Carlo, 

Ebenezer Stanwood,* 

Maynes Redlife, 

Sam'll Moore, 

Aaron Banks, 

Henry Beedle, 

Rich'd Flood. 
Per order of your obedient servanto, WM PEPPERRELL." 


[N. B. The above is in the hand-writing of Wm. Pepperell, father of Sir William. 
On the back of this paper is indorsed the following names in another hand. 

C. W T.J 


Nathan Spinney, 
James Spinney, 
Thomas Woscot, 
Thomas Rogers, 
Wm. Standly, 
Foxel Curtice, 
Wm. Tripe, 
Richard Long, 
Rich'd Rice. 
There is also the following indorsement: "Men belonging to this county 1717. 

0. W. T. 

Boston, Mass. 

Old Bond. Know all men by these presents, that Simeon S.inkee & Bess Sankee, 
both of Kittery, in ye county of York, are holden and stand firmly bound it obliged 
unto Wm. Pepperell of Kittery, aforesaid, mercht, in ye full and just sum of fifty 
pounds currtt money of New England, for wch payment well and truly made unto ye 
said Wm. Pepperrell or his actain attorney, heirs, executors, admrs or assigns, we «fc 
each of us bind ourselves, our heirs, executrs, administrators, firmly by these presents. 
In witness whereof, wo have hereunto set our hands & seals this first day of Septr, Anno 
l>omini one thousand seven hundred and twenty-four. 

The Condition of this present obligation is such that if ye above boundd Simeon 
Sankee and Bess Sankee, shall now goe on sd Wm Pepperell's farm, called ye new 
farm at Kitteiyr, aforesaid, and there each of them to tarey & work on or about what sd 
Pepperrell shall employ them about on sd farm, £ not to departe one day nor no time 
without his liberty, for ye full term of three years from this date; and that they nor 
neither of them shall not any way sell or dispose of anything of ye growth or produce 
of sd farm, without sd Pepperrells leave — and that at ye end of sd Term of three years, 
they are to pay sd Pepperell twenty pounds currt money of aforesaid, with ye lawful 
Interest wch they have now received. 

The sd Simeon and Bess Sankee complying with ye aforesaid articles then ye above 
to be void, otherwise to remain in full force, strength and vertue. 

Signed, Sealed and Delivered, Simeon -\- Sankee. Seal. 

In Presence of Geo. J;ickson, marke 

Thomas Allin, (?) Bess -f- Sankee. Seal. 

James Pamer. marke 

From Old York Records. Rev. Joseph Hull was the first minister at Weyrnouth, 
Mass., 1635 and afterward at Yarmouth. Mass., and Isle of Shoals in this State. He 
was an Epi-copalian, and the Pilgrims and Puritans gave him no rest in their colonies, 
and he came to the freer Province of Maine, which was to all intents and purposes an 
Episcopal colony. In 1643 the colonies of Massachusetts, Plymouth, Connecticut and 
New Uaven, formed a confederacy to which the Province of Maine could not be admitted, 
being subject to rulers of Episcopal tenets, and not unfrequently an asylum of excom- 
municant- f.oin the other colonies. No colony while adhering to the Episcopal Church 


Commission of England, could be admitted to membership. Rev. Mr. Hull died Nov. 
19, 1665, probably at the Isle of Shoals. Below I give a copy of inventory, <£c, of 
his estate, from the old York records. 

•■ Mis Agues Hull, the relect widow of Mr. Joseph Hull, lately deceased, doth Ingage 
herself in a bond of one hundred pounds unto this court, yt according to this Inventory 
here enterd in the Records, to make a true return thereof by a just account of this estate, 
after one twelve month and one day, unto the next session houlden for the western 
division of this Province to bee disposed of according to law. 

Letters of Administration granted to Mis Agnis Hull. 

An Inventory of the goods of Mr. Joseph Hull, who departed this life the 19th of 
November, 1665. 

Eight small pewter dishes, 20s.; 2 plate3, 2 saucers 2s., 
Oue pewter candlestick, pint pot and Salter, 

One silver dram cup, 2*. 6d. ; 1 Brass mortar and pestle, 2s. 6d , 
One small teipott and stellett, 7s.; one small brass kettle, 5s., 
One-half case knives, 2s. 6d.; two earthen porringers, 8d , 
2 stone bottles and cupp, 12d.; 1 beare glass and 1 wine glass, 6d , 

1 fattine pann and 6 trenchers, 8d. ; 2 chests, 10s , 

2 ould saltan caps and two cloath capps, 

Five old cbayres, 10s. ; an ould carpitt and 2 ould cushions, 8s. , 
Ould hatt brnsh, 6d; an iron spitt, 2s., 
One peyrs of tonges, 1 fyre shovel, 1 peyr pott hangers, 
One gread iron, 15d.; 1 come and case, 
6 napkins, one table cloth, 1 peyr of sheets and 3 towels. 
So much stuffe with buttons for a sute, 
To an ould fLcke bed, 5s.; an axe & small Hatchett, 20d , 
2 wooden bowls and a small Runlet, 2s. 6d. ; his woolen cloaths, 
His lining cloaths, 35s. ; 3 batts, 20s. ; 2 peyr of shoes, 8s., 
2 washing tubbs <fc one water bucket, 
His books, ten pounds; in cash, 6s., 

This may certify whome it may concerne, that the above mentioned goods of Mr. 
Joseph Hull, deceased, were praysed by us whose names are here underwritten, the 5th 
of Dec, 1665, & alsoe the goods on the other side since apprized by us. 


The mark of p PETER GLANFIELD. 

A bedd with furniture & bedstead, a small pr'cell of pillows, 6 00 00 

Ould casko, 10s ; se'rall things, 6s. 81., 16 08 

One pound bla: thread, 2s.; 1 gymlctt <k an Hammer, 6d., 02 06 

06 19 2 

The Y -lands indebted to my husband for his ministry, 20 00 00 





























































26 19 02 

25 6 3 

26 19 2 

52 5 5 


Mis Agnis Hull doth here attest upon her oath, that those goods which are Inventoried 
and apprized are ye whole estate of her husband, Mr. Joseph Hull, deceased, according 
to ye best of her knowedge and remembrance. 

Taken in Court, this 14 of June, 1666, 

Entered in Records, August 13, 1666. 

Burlixgton, Me. 

per Edw. Rishworth, Jus. pea. 

per Edw. Rishworth, Re. Cor. 

The original of the following commission, issued to Colonel Jonathan Eddy, formerly 

of Eddington, Maine, i3 now in my possession. 


'* Province of the Massachusetts Bay. 
By Bis Excellency the GOVERNOR. 

I Do hereby authorize and impower Captain Jonathan Eddy to beat his Drums any 
where within this Province, for inlisting volunteers for His Majesty's service, in a Reg- 
iment of Foot, to be forthwith raised and put under the immediate Command of Officers 
belonging to this Province, for a general Invasion of Canada, in Conjunction with the 
King's British Troops, and under the Supreme Command of His Majesty's Commander in 
Chief in America. 

And the Colonel.*, with the other officers of the Regiments, within this Province, are 
hereby commanded not to give the said Jonathan Eldy any Obstruction or Molestation 
herein; but on the contrary to afford him all necessary Encouragement and Assistance; 
for which this is a sufficient Warrant: 

And the said Jonathan Eddy is hereby enjoined on Pain of my highest Displeasure, 
to return the names of the Men he shall inlist, and out of what particular Companies 
and Regiments they are inlisted, to Col. William Rrattlo, Adjutant General, on or 
before tho 17th Day of April next, that he may lay the same before Me. 

Gived under My Hand, at Boston, the 27th Day of March, 175S, in the Thirty-first 
year of His Majesty's Reign. 


Ancient Marriage Contract. According to Williamson, the Society of Friends- 
held their first meeting in Maine for Divine worship, at York, as early as 1 C 2 . In 
1750, a meeting of this society was held at Falmouth, and was convened in the house of 
a Mr. Proctor. A few years later a meeting was established at Harpswell, and still 
later at Du-hara. 

The following marriage certificate was copied verbatim from the original, norv in the 
possession of the writer, and shows the form of marriage of the Friends in those days 
which ha3 been slightly modified, and is in use by th 13 society at the present time. 

Cornelius Douglas, son of Elijih and Phebe (Taylor) Douglas, was born in Middle- 
borough, Mass., Sept. 12, 1749. Ho was one of the early settlers of Royalliborough, 
(now Durham) where he died June 20, 1821. Hi3 wife, Ann Estes, wa3 the diughter 
of Edward aod Patience Este3, was born in Hanover, Ma?s., March 14, 1735, and died 
in Durham, Jan. 28, 1700. 

Whareas, Cornalas Duglas of Harpswell, in the County of Cumberland, son of Elijih 
Duglaa and Phebe his wife, and Ann Estis, Daughter of EJward Estes and Patience his 


wife, both of the afore sd town And County and Provance of the Massachusetts baye, in 
newengland, having declared their intentions of taking Eich other in marige, before 
two puhlick meetiDg of the people Called quakers, Ln Harpsweil and falmouth, acording 
to Good order used amongst them, and Proeedeing thirein after Delibarate Considera- 
tion, they allso apearing Clear of all others, And haveing Concent of parents and Rela- 
tives Concerned, ware approved fay sd meeting. Now these are to certify all whome it 
may concern, that fur accompleshing their sd Intentions, this 10th day of the 11th 
month called november, annodomi seventeen hundred sixty seven, they the sd Cornalas 
Duglas and Ann Estes, appeared in a publick assembly of the aforesaid people, And 
others met together att their publick meeting house att Harpsweil, aforesaid. And he, 
the said Cornalas Daglas, in a solom maner, takeing the said Ann Estes by the Hand, 
Did openly Declared as follows: friends, I Desire you to be my witnesses, that I take 
this friend, Ann Estis, to be my wife, promising through the Lord's assistance, to be 
unto Her a true and Loveing Husband untel it Shall pleas the Lord by Death to sep- 
perate us. And then and their in the said assembley, the said ann Estis did in like 
manner Declare as followeth: friends, I Desire you to be my witnesses, that I take 
this friend, Cornelas Duglas, to be my Husband, proraasing through the Lord's assist- 
ance, to be unto him A true and Loveing wife, until it Shall pleas the Lord by Death 
to sepperate us. And as a farther conformation theirof, the said Cornelas Duglas and 
ann Estis did then and their, by these Presents, set their hands, she according to Cus- 
tom, assuming the name of her Husband. 

Cornelas Daglas. 
Ann Duglas. 


And we, whose names are hearunto Subscribed, being present at the Solemnizing of 
Said marrige and Subcribtion in manner aforefaid, as witnesses, have allso to these 
Presents Subscribed oar names, the Daye and year above writan. 

Joshua Babb, Elijah Daglas, 

Nathaniel Piokham, Patience Estes, 

Roger tootbaker, Lemuel Jones, 

gideon tootbaker, John Barker, 

Thankful Jones, John Barker, Jr., 

Sarah Pinkham, Elizabeth Duglas, 

Elenaor Hais, Wait Jones, 

Hary nais, Sarah Estes, 

Bety weber, Elenor Estes, 

Abagail Rodex, Marcy Jooes, 

cathrine Pinkham, Rachel Jones, 

Sarah Pinkham. 

Bats, Me. 

J. L. D. 

Newfield, Maixe. No chapter in the history of a town is more interesting than that 
which contains the narrative of the circumstances which led to the adoption of the name 
of the towh«hip. Who made the selection, and what determined the choice, are always 
interesting facts. No doubt this has often been done with little deliberation, although 
the name selected is to remain forever, aud to become endeared in the hearts of unborn 


The circumstances of naming the town of Newfield, in York County, so recently as 
1794, are already involved in obscurity. As early as 1778, this place, then j'ast begin- 
ning to be settled, was known as the " Washington Plantation." In December, 1793, 
twenty-six persons living on this Plantation, petitioned the General Court, sitting in 
Boston, to incorporate the Plantation by the name of " Washington, or any other name 
your honors shall think proper.'' This petition was introduced ia the House, January 
16, 1794, and referred to the "Standing Committee on Incorporations " This Commit- 
tee reported favorably; and a bill was introduced making the Plantation a town by the 
name of " Washington," as prayed for This bill had its several readings in the Senate, 
and when it came to the third reading in the House, one, the record does not show 
who, introduced this amendment, namely, that the name "Washington" be stricken out 
wherever it occurs in the bill, and the name Newfield be inserted. This amendment 
was accepted, apparently without debate; and the town has borne this name to this day. 

Now, where did this name come from, and who brought it forward ? So far as I can 
discover, it never had any previous connection with the Plantation, nor was it then the 
name of any town in the United States. Two familiar and common words are put to- 
gether to make the corporate name of a township, for the first time! 

The petitioners must have been amazed to find themselves under this name; and some 
of them must have known h« w it came about. There is no one now living in Newfield 
who has any knowledge or information of the circumstances of this change of name. I 
conjecture the reason for making this amendment, which took away the name Washing- 
ton, to be, that there was already a tuwn in western Massachusetts having the name 
Washington. It was therefore not fit to make another town of this name in the Com- 
monwealth. I should be glad to receive some light oa the coining and the introduction 
of this name Newfield, on this occasion. 

Boston, Nov. 24, 1876. C. W. Tuhlb. 


[In 166G-7, on tho petition of the inhabitants of Chelmsford, a tract of land extend- 
ing three miles on the Merrimack river, was added to that town. Allen, in the History 
of Chelmsford, pago 19, says: "this tract was at fir>t called the newfield, and subse- 
quently Newfield, which became the c >mmon name for all that pixt of the tov/n lying 
north of Stoney brook." Formerly there was a pond on this tract called Newfield pond, 
but it was mostly drained off about the year 1700 by Mr. John Richardson. Possibly 
the name of this tract, may have suggested a name for the Maine town. En.] 

Bryant. John Bryant of Plymouth married Abigail, supposed to be a daughter of 
Stephen Bryant '.f Duxbury, in 1CC5. Whose sjd was said John Bryant? The records 
of Plympton, Ma«s., say he was the son of John Bryant of Scituate, who married Mary, 
daughter of George L^wis; but this can hardly be true, as Dean makes John Bryant 
Jr., a re;ident of Scituate, and says his son Samuel was born in 1689, while the records 
of Plympton sho^- that Samuel, son of John of Plymouth, afterwards of Plympton, was 
born in 1G73. If any one has any information on this subject, will they please answer 
through this department of this Journal. 

Treworoy Family. J. B Trueworthy of Lowell, Mass., desires information respect- 
ing the Treworgy Family, a branch of which was early at Kittery, Me. He is working 
up a history of the family. 


Jordan Family. Tristram Frost Jordan of Metuchen, New Jersey, is writing a Gen- 
ealogy of the family. He is a descendant of Rev. Robert Jordan, who was an early 
settler of Cape Elizabeth, and he thinks all the Jordana of Maine descended from the 
same man. 

Butterfield Family. Mary A. Hall, M. D., of Lowell, Mass., is collecting material 
for a History of the Butterfield Family, several families of which settled in this State. 

Berry Family. The Editor of this Journal desires persons connected with the Berry 
Family, descended from William Berry who was at Portsmouth, X. H., in 1631, and 
who is supposed to ba the common ancestor of the Berrys of New Hampshire, and of 
many of the Berry families of Maine, to send their family records to him. 

Chapman Family. Rev. Eliphaz Chapman was the first minister in Bethel. He 
came from Methuen to Bethel about 1790. His wife was Hannah Jackman of Newbury- 
port. We desire information concerning his ancestors. His son, Dea. George W. 
Chapman, who died in 1875, aged about 95, thought his father was born in Newmarket, 
N. H., but was not certain. He also thought his grandfather's name was Eliphaz. 

Book Wanted. We remember reading forty or more years ago, an account of the 
wreck of a Massachusetts ship on the Arabian coast and a narrative of the sufferings of 
the officers and crew, most of whom died, but some of whom were rescued. The volume 
was a small 12 mo. and was then timesoiled and worn. We have forgotten its title, 
author and publisher, but we would like very much to find its duplicate. Oue of the 
shipwrecked mariners who died from the cruel treatment of his Arab captors was 
Charles Lapham; thatls the only name we remember. 

Tilden Family. Any one having records of the Tilden Family will confer a favor 
by forwarding them to the Editor of this Journal. We propose to continue the records 
of this family in the male line down to the sixth generation from the emigrant ancestor, 
tracing more especially those branches which have come to Maine. 

A Centenariav. Mrs. Mary Jane Evans who died November 20th, in St. Albans, 
was a native of V.'hitefeld, Maine, and was born July 7, 1776. We have not learned 
her maiden name. She retained her strength of body and mind unimpared up to near 
the time of her death. She was interested in everything going on around her, and al90 
in the affiir3 of the great world. She kept up with the tirne3 and enjoyed life with 
uncommon zest. She was but three days youoger than the American Republic, and 
lived until after the close of the great International Exposition which commemorated 
its hundredth birthday. , 

Brunswick and Harpswell. Dr. G. A. Wheeler of Castine, who is writing a 
history of the above towns, proposes to have sketches of the early families, and persons 
interested are requested to furnish him with their family records. We trust no family 
which descended from the early settlers of these old towns will fail to comply with his 
request, as good family records are to many, the most interesting feature of a town 
history. We publish a list of early marriages in Brunswick, in this issue, which may 
aid to some extent in getting at exact dates. 



The Librarian of the Maine Genealogical and Biographical 
Society acknowledges the receipt of the following books and 
pamphlets presented to the Society : 

We have received an elegant quarto volume entitled " Mr. Wil- 
liam Diodate and his Italian Ancestry," read before the New 
Haven Historical Society June 28, 18T5, by Edward A Seabury. 
It is printed for private circulation, and was presentd to the 
Library by the author. 

A. II. Hoyt, A. M., Boston, has donated to the Library over 
fifty pamphlets on genealogical and historical subjects, many of 
them very scarce and valuable. 

Mr. B. F. DeCosta has sent us a little pamphlet entitled "In 
Memoriam Sister Saint Claire, Order of St. Ursnala," it being a 
Genealogical and Biographical Sketch of Mary Rebecca Theresa 
DeCosta, who was born in Boston April 1(3, 1788, and died at 
New Orleans Sept. 25, 1874. It has the coat of arms of the De- 
Costa family and much valuable information respecting convent 

We are indebted to the author, Edmund Quincy, for a neat 
volume from the press of Little, Brown & Co., containing speeches 
delivered in the Congress of the United States from 18u5 to 1813, 
by Hon. Josiah Quincy. 

"The Clapp Family Memorial, or Record of the Clapp Family 
in America," has beeu issued from the press of David Clapp and 
Son, Boston. The work is compiled by Ebenezer Clapp, and is 
one of the best Family Histories published during the year. 
Added is the proceedings of the several gatherings of the family. 

We have received a copy of the Memorial of the Thayer Family, 
being the Descendants of Richard and Thomas Thayer of Brain- 
tree from 1C3G to 1873, by the late Gen. Bezabel Thayer. Oswe- 
go : R. J. Oliphant, steam book and job printer, 1874. 

"The Kinsman Family Genealogy from 1G34 to 1875," by Lucy 
W. Stickuey, has recently been issued from the press of Alfred 
Mudge & Son, Boston. It is admirably compiled and well printed. 
We are indebted to Mr. Frederick Kinsman, at whose expense the 
work has been published, for a copy of the same. 

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Augusta, Me., March., 1877. 


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Abiah Kilgore was born to Ephraim and Rebecca (Whitmarsh) 
Soule,* of Plympton, Mass., and died at Dexter, Maine, April 6, 
1876, aged 100 years, 6 months and 29 days. She was married by 
Elijah Bisbee, Jr., Esq., to Isaac Shurtleff of Plympton, July 9, 
1197. They first moved to Plymouth, and subsequently to Paris, 
Me., where Mr. Shurtleff died in 1818, aged 44 years. She then 
became the second wife of John Kilgore, X then of Newry, pre- 
viously of Bethel, who died in 1843, aged 77 years. By the first 
marriage she had two daughters, viz : Sophia, who married Henry 
Knight, then of Paris, afterwards of Dexter, and Irene, who mar- 
ried Moses Kilgore of Newry, son of her step-father. John Kil- 
gore was a Revolutionary pensioner, and after hi3 death the pen- 
sion was allowed to his widow, who was the last of this class of 
pensioners in Eastern Maine. She was known in later years as 
Abigail Kilgore, although her true name was Abiah. 

♦Ephraim Soole was married to Rebecca Whitmarsh, Feb. 10, 1757, by Rev. Jonathan 
Parker, and was the son of Zechariah and Mary (Eaton) Soule, and was born May 4, 
1729, and died Jan. 24, 1817. Zechariah wag married to Mary Eaton by Rev. Isaac 
Cushmau, June 9, 1720, and was the grandson of George Soule, who waa a Mayflower 

X John Kilgore, Jr., wa; the son of John and Elizabeth (Brickett) Kilgore of Ber- 
wick, subsequently of Fryeburg, and then of Bethel, and grandson of Joseph Kilgore 
who emigrated from Scotland, and in 1720 married Penelope, daughter of Jame3 and 
Mary (Ferguson) Treworgie (now Trueworthy) of Kittcry Joseph Kilgore moved to 
York, and died there in 1764. John Kilgore, Jr., was born April 14, 1766, and his first 
wife was Anna, daughter of Col. John and Abigail (Bean) York, of Standish, afterwards 
of Bethel. 





The name is variously spelled as Seely, Seeley, Sealy, Sealey, 
Seelye, Sillea, Sillia, Ceely, resulting", it may be, from the efforts 
of the persons concerned to dodge the signification of its origin. 
The first mention of the name appears in Froude's History of 
England, vol. VIII. — 452. In the year 1563, the following peti- 
tion was addressed to the Lords of Elizabeth's Council : " In 
most lamentable wise showeth unto vour honors, vour humble 
Orator Dorothy Seeley, of the City of Bristol, wife to Thomas 
Seeley, of the Queen's Majesty's guard, that where her said hus- 
band upon most vile, slanderous, spiteful, malicious, and most 
.villaneous words spoken against the Queen's Majesty's own per- 
son by a certain subject of the King of Spain — here not to 
uttered — not being able to suffer the same did flee upon the same 
slanderous person, and gave him a blow — so it is, most honorable 
Lords, that hereupon my said husband, no other offence in respect 
of their religion then committed, was secretly accused to the In- 
quisition of the Iloly House, and so committed to most vile prison, 
and there hath remained now three whole years in miserable state 
with cruel torments." Idem — note : " In the list of Captains who 
accompanied Drake to the West Indies in his famous voyage of 
1585-86, I find the name of Thomas Seeley in command of the 
'Minion,' probabh T a son bred up by his mother in deadly hatred 
of the Spanish race." Burke states : The family was of Norman 
extraction ; that John Sealy, Esq., said to have been of the family 
of Sealy of Bridgewater, went to the sister isle in the time of 
Charles II. ne was the father of Robert Sealy, Esq., of Bandon, 
who married Miss Marsh, sister of General Marsh, and had issue 
Robert, Armiger, George, Baldwin, Eliza, Bridget and Jane. 
From Burke it also appears, that Charles Seeley, Esq., was a 
member of Parliament from Nottingham. " Ollyver Ceely " ap- 
pears as "Maior" of Plymouth in 1660. l The name of Ceely 
occurs in the emigrants from Essex County, England. 2 

Robert Seely probably came to America in the fleet with Win- 
throp, as the registry of his desire to become a freeman was, Oct. 



19, 1630, and " Robte Seely " took the oath of freeman May 18, 
1631, at Watertown, Mass. 3 

The will of Simon Erie, dated 5th July, 1658, says : '* I give to 
Thomas ye 16 acres called ye Seely's lott, lying in Watertowne, 
to make up his double portion. " 4 Was employed as surveyor 
1634-6.* Removed to Wetherfield and is mentioned as SVient 
Seely Nov. 1, 1636, and as Robte Seeley, Lief't, May 1, 1637. 6 
Was second in command under Capt. Mason in the Pequot War, 
and in the attack on the Pequot fort, 8 miles N. E. of New* London, 
" was shot in the eyebrow by a flat headed arrow, the point turn- 
ing downward. The Captain himself pulled the arrow out. VT 
February 6, 1639, Lieftenant Seely received £28.15.2 by order of 
Court. 8 * 

At "a Generall Corte att Hartford, June 2d, 1639, Leiftennant 
Seeley as having command of 30 men from Hartford, Windsor 
and Wythersfield." 9 June 9, 1639, Robt Seeley was elected 
Marshall to act under the direction of the Magistrates, New 
Haven. l0 (a). His name is mentioned the next year, May 7, 1640. 

1645. "And said Commissioners doe hereby constitute and 
appoint Capt. Miles Standish, Capt. John Mason, Capt. John Lev- 
eritt, Lieftenant Robte Silley (or such others as shall have chief 
command of the forces coming from New Haven. l0 (b). At Gen- 
eral Assembly of Court of Elections, held at Hartford, Oct. 9, 
1662. " This Court doth order that Lt. Seely shall have Fifteen 
pounds paid him out of the Pub. Treasure, and the country 
house set into repair at Sea Brook, and he to live in ye house and 
. to take care of ye amunitien. ,m 

Capt. Seely is chosen Commissioner for ye Town of Huntington 
and sworn in Court May 14, 1663. Same Court "having heard 
and considered the controversy between Lieut. Rob. Sealy and the 
town of Stratford, do judge that the town of Stratford shall pay 
unto the said Sealy £25. m2 Same — " Appoynts L'nt Rob. Sealy 
to be the Chiefe Military Officer in Huntingdon to exercise there 
trained Souldiers." 13 

Was in New York and there died. His widow, Mary, had ad- 
ministration 19 Oct., 1668. 14 

Oct. 18, 1667. "The Court doe grant the widow of Capt'n 
Seely about 33 shillings, due from her for her country rate, last 
year and this year." 1 * 

May, 1691. Speaks of the encumbered estate of Rob't Seely, 
deceased. 16 


Nathaniel Seely, New Haven, 1646." Was made free before the 
Court May 21, 1657, and his name appears in list of freemen in 
Fairfield Oct. 12, 1669. 18 Was called Serg't and appointed to lay 
out lands between Fairfield and Newarke, May IT, 1674. 15> 

Nov. 25, 1675, at a meeting of the Council, Lief. Nath. Seely 
appointed 6th in command. 20 In twenty-four days after this ap- 
pointment Capt. Nath. Seeley " in the celebrated Narraganset 
fight, in Phillip's war, was killed. Cotton Mathers thus describes 
it : " Nothing in the world could be more magnanimous than the 
spirit which now carried on both Leaders and Soldiers in the en- 
tepprise before them. They leaped over the Trees of Death into 
the spot of ground where Death in all its terrors was to be en- 
countered. The fall of the valient leaders, — no less than six of 
them — Davenport, Gardiner, Johnson, Gallup, Sielly and Mar- 
shall, — did but add fire to the rage of the soldiers. No less than 
700 Indians were destroyed, besides 300 who died of their wounds. 
Of the 300 men from Conn., 80 were killed and wounded — 20 in 
Capt. Seeley's Co. Of the 5 Conn. Capts., 3 were killed, and 
Capt. Mason, from wounds received, died 9 mos. after." 21 

In Oct., 1718, " The Assembly having considered the good ser- 
vice of Capt. Nathaniel Seely, formerly of Fairfield, who lost his 
life in the service of his country, do grant to the heirs of said 
Seely 200 acres of land,' ; etc. 22 

The following names of Seely appear in the Conn, line : Nath. 
Seely, 1686. 23 Nathaniel Sealey, Jr., 1730. 24 Obadiah, 1682." 
Obadiah, Jr., 1743. 25 John, Jr., 1708. 27 James Seeley, 1723. 28 
Joseph Seely, 1725. 23 Ebenezer, 1733. 30 Eliphalet, 1743. 31 Ben- 
jamin, 1745. 32 Ephraim, H±o. 30 (a). 

We now turn to the three brothers of the Isle of Shoals : John 
Seely, Richard and William Sealy, and a son or brother George. 
The'se may be sons of Robte Seely, and if so, are his older chil- 
dren who, when or soon after he moved from Watertown, Mass., 
came to the Isle of Shoals, then the most flourishing part of N. E. 
This theory is confirmed by the fact that John Seely was for a 
time in Essex County, and at Newbery 33 ^ and at Portsmouth, 
and only a short time on the island — where William, and perhaps 
George lived till they died ; also by the fact that while the inhabi- 
tants of the Shoals were strong loyalists, and Church of England 
men, the three brothers were in accord with the Puritan's belief, 
as shown by the spirit of their petitions to and appointment to 
office by the Massachusetts Court ; and to the fact that the name 


of Cutting Cilley appears in the family, probably from John Cut- 
ting of the Shoals, noted for his opposition to the loyalists and 
Church of England. 

It may be urged against this theory that William, from his pre- 
sentation to the Grand Jury " for selling beare and wine without 
license, " 34 and the fact that the inventory 85 of his estate showed 
he had one-half pipe of Canary and one barrel of Rum, valued at 
£14, when he died, was not therefore very closely bound by his 
religious belief; but when the habits and customs of the Isle of 
Shoals for that period are considered, he should be credited with 
the fact that he only sold " beare and wine/ 7 (of which there is 
doubt, as no final action was taken by the Court,) even if the City 
of Gorgeanna lost part of her tribute money. 

Jenness, in his Historical Sketch of the Isle of Shoals, thus 
speaks of the Sealeys there : " The three brothers, William, 
Richard and John Seeley, were also among the more distinguished 
of the early settlers there — where for many years they occupied 
chief positions as magistrates, constables, deputies and mer- 
chants." 36 

The name of John is first mentioned the 28th of 8th mo., 1647 : 
" When a warrant was sent from the Mass. Colony directed to 
John Seely and Antipas Maverick, or either of them, belonging to 
ye Isle of Shoals.'' 37 

The prefix of "Mr." always appears on the records in connec- 
tion with the name of John Seely, and it is therefore presumed 
that the Mr. Seely name^ in the list of tax-pa} y ers of Dover, Oct. 
19, 1618, was John Seely. 38 He probably lived on the main at 
Portsmouth. Mr. John, on Oct. 16, 1647, appears to have been 
sued by William, James, John Bolt and als., but fortunately the 
jury found for the defendant, and gave judgment against William, 
James and John Bolt " 10 shillings a pese." 39 June 27, 1648, 
Mr. John had some trouble about a bull, — attached at the suit of 
Wm. Wormwood, — and which he had taken away.* (a). May 10, 
1648, he appears to have been concerned in the inventory of 
Nicholas Browne. " One-third part appertains unto Mr. John 
Seely, on account of John Seely tendered into Court the payment 
he had made for Mr. Nicholas Browne, deceased, to the full dis- 
charge of the inventory ;"*°(b) and on Feb. 1, 1648, he appears 
to have distinguished himself by witnessing two bills of sale. 4 
He then goes into comparative obscurity till April 28, 1655, when 
we find the following insight into his business and a characteristic 



act of the times. The Grand Jury " present Jonathan Thing for 
telling a ly in saying yt Mr. Hutchinson and Mr. Jon. Hanniford 
and Mr. Seely did affirme yt theire men were hyred from port to 
port, wch they do affirme unto the contrary upon oath, by wch ly, 
two men belonging to Mr. Jon. Hanniford were lett goe, wch 
were in a way to be sent back againe." Wherefore Thing was 
"fined 10s. for ye ly and 5s. to ye Record and Marshall." 48 

January 20, 1656, he appears, associated with Capt. Bryan Pen- 
dleton and Capt. Richard Walden, as agent of the widow Ebel 
Wolton of Plymouth, in Old England, lately wife of James Wol- 
ton of Piscataquack. Walton's place called Muskeeto Hall. 43 

Mr. John Seely appears to have died before 1670, as in that 
year William Ceely petitions to administer on the estate of his 
brother John Ceely — so written in the petition, but signed Wil- 
liam Sealy. 44 This brother William appears to have died the next 
year, as the inventory of his estate, amounting to £621.7.0, — one 
of the largest 45 in N. E. at that time, — was taken Dec. 13, 1671, 
and his widow Elizabeth was appointed administratrix at a Court 
held at Wells, April 2, 1672. 4 * 

William died between Aug. 1, 1671, and Dec. 13, 1671, as on the 
first of August, 1671, he with two others acted as appraizors on 
the estate of Phillip Babb. 47 His name appears a large number 
of times on the Records of York Co. Was " Grand Jury man " 
June 30, 1656. n (a) Again, July 5, 1660. * 9 (a) Was Constable 
for ye Isles of Shoals 25th June, 1655 AB (b) Had various suits 
before the Court at Saco and Wells, with varying success — July 
5, 1661 4 '— July 6, 1661 49 — July 7, 1664 43 — Oct. 12, 1669. 49 Called 
Ensigne — so named in petition to " honord Court held at Boston" 
March 18, 1653 ; so and again in petition to Kittery, March 27, 
1668. 61 

Two daughters of William married in 1668. Emma married John 
Reed ; Dorcas married James Gibbins, Jr., 62 son of James and Judith 
(Lewis) Gibbius," and lived in Saco and vicinity, where their 
mother probably lived after William's death and whose name ap- 
pears as assigned to the 4th seat in the Church at Saco, 53 Dec. 9, 

The name of Richard appears twice — once as magistrate, May 
18, 1653 ; 54 once on a petition to the Court at Boston, March 3, 
1653." Richard probably left the isle before 1660 and moved to 
Hampton. After the death of William, the name of Sealy does 
not appear on the islands. 


The following names appear in early records, and their connec- 
tion will be shown in the next number of this magazine, where 
the family genealogy will be brought down to the present time in 
the usual tabular form : George Sealy, Isles of Shoals, 1653 ; 5 * 
John Seely, M 37, in 16T8, at Newbery ; 66 Thomas Sellia, 8 Sept., 
1665," at Saco. 

Martha Silly married John Cluff Jan. 15, 1686. 68 

1746. Benoni Selly died, and Thomas Selly attests to some 
papers. 69 

1765. Judeth, widow of Benjamin, is appointed administratrix ; 
sons mentioned as John, Moses and Aaron. 59 

Capt. Joseph, son of Thomas Sealey of Hampton, and father of [V 

Gen. Joseph Cilley of Revolutionary fame, is the first one to so o> 
spell his name Cilley — as appears by the record of his will. 59 ^ ' 


1. N. E. H. k G., vol. x, 172. 2. Same, xxii,30. 3. Same, iii. 91 j Col. Rec, vol. i, 
pp, 62, 63, 73, 54; Rec. Mass.. vol. i, pp. 88, 91, 360. 4. Same, ix, 40; His. of Water- 
town, p. 932; Hlnman, p. 76. 5. Savage's Dio. 6. Pub. Reo. Col. Conn., vols. 1636, 
1665, pp. 4,5,9, 10. 7. Mathers' Earl j His of X. E., p. 157. 8. Pub. Reo. Col. Conn. vol. 
1634, '65, p. 43. 9. Same, vols. 1636, 1665, pp. 9, 10. 10(a). N. E. H. &. G. Reg.,xxiv, 
31, 34. 10(6). Plymouth Col. Rec, vol. 9, pp. 33, 35. 11. Pub. Reo. Col. Conn., vols. 
1636, 1665, p. 391. 12. Same, p. 403. 13. Same, p. 406. 14. Savage's Dio. 15. Pub. 
Reo. Conn., vols. 1665,1677. 16. Same, vols. 1689, 1706, p. 47. 17. Savage's Die. 18. 
Pub. Rec. Col. Conn., vols. 1665, 1677, p. 521. 19. Same, p. 223. 20. Same, p. 385. 
21. Magoalia Cbristi Americana, vol. 7, p. 50. Hollister's His. Conn., vol. 1, p. 281; 
Trumbull's His. Conn, vol. 1, pp. 337, 343. 22. Pub. Rec. Col. Conn., vol3. 1717, 1725, 
p. 71. 23. Same, vols. 1678, 16S9, pp. 201, 170. 24. Same, vols. 1726, 1735, pp. 539, 
540. 25. Same, vols. 1726, 1735, p. 93. 26. Same, vols. 1735, 1743, p. 558. 27. 
Same, vols. 1706, 1716, p. 56. 23. Same, vols. 1717, 1725, p. 372. 29. Same, p. 568. 
30. Same, vol3. 1726, 1735, p. 474. 31. Same, vol. 1735, 1743, p. 148, and vols. 1744, " 
1750, p. 321. 32. Same, vols. 1744, 1750, p. 120, 565. 33(a). Same, p. 178. 33(6). 
N. E. H. & G. Reg., vol. xiii, 51, 72. 34. Early Rec. York Co., State Library copy, 
vol. 2, p. 167. 35. Same, vol. iii, p. 24. 35. Same, p. 82. 37. Col. Mass., vol. 2, 
p. 199. 38. N. E. G. & H. Reg. 39. Early York Rec, vol. i, p. 142. 40(a). Same, 
vol. 1, pp. 154, 166. 4C(6). X. E. H. & G. Reg., vol. vii, p. 174. 41. Early York 
Rec, vol. i, p. 160. 42. Same, vol. i, p. 278. 43. N. E. II. & G. Reg., vol. 8, p. 121. 
44. Probate Reo., Rockingham Co. 45. Jenness' Isles of Shoals, p. 78. 46. Early 
York Rec, vol. iii, pp. 24, 28. 47. Same, vol. iii, p. 9. 48(a). Same, vol. i, pp. 291, 
348. 48(6). Same, vol. 1, p. 277. 49. Same, vol. i, p. 351; vol. ii, pp. 4, 172, 400. 
50. Jenness' Isles of Shoals. 51. Early York Rec, vol. ii, p. 391. 52. Folsom's His. 
Saco, p. 188. 53. Same, pp. 140, 138. 54. Col. Mass., vol 3, p. 308; vol. 4, p. 136; 
N. E. H. <fc G. Reg., xxv, p. 63. 55. N. E. H. & G. Reg., vol xxvi, pp. 163-4; Jen- 
ness' Isles of Shoaj?. 56. N. E. H. & G. Reg., vol. xiii, p. 51. 57. Early York Rec, 
vol. 2, p. 298. 58. N. E. H. & G., vii, 117. 59. Probate Rec, Rockingham Co. 






In Bond's History of Watertown Eleazer is named as the 6th 
son ( and ch. ) of Thomas Flagg, ( or Flegg ) who came to this 

country from Scratby, Eng., 1637, m. Mary , and settled at 

Wat. 1641. It is, however, quite certain that he was the 7th son, 
( William, a son b. about 1618, and killed at Lancaster 1675, by 
Indians, not being included in Bond's list.) Of his descendants 
no mention is made in said History, probably because of his early 
removal from Wat. to Concord. We, therefore, present the 
following record ( though incomplete ) of this branch of the 
family, ( some of which, we think, are residents of Maine.) 

Eleazer ( Thomas 1 ), b. Wat., May 14, 1653; m. Oct. 10, 1676, 
Deborah Barnes of Concord, Mass., where he resided. He was 
in the " Narragansett Expedition" 1675, — was a tanner, — was 
made freeman 1690, — held town offices. Died May 21, 1722. 
Will proved same year. 

i Deborah, b. Oct. 9. 1677. 

ii Abigail, b. March 9, 1679 ; d. Aug. 11, 1680. 
1 iii Joseph. 

iv Priscilla, m. June 5, 1705, Joseph Wheat of Concord. 
1 v Eleazer, b. 1687. 

1. Joseph, (Eleazer*, Thomae 1 , ) of Concord, m. April 29, 1713, 
Mary Tompkins of Salem, who died April 15, 1742. 

i Joseph, b. Feb. 22, 1714 ; m. Oct. 21, 1742, Sarah Harris of Concord. 
3 ii John, b. Aug. 26, 1715. 

iii Mary, b. Jan. 21, 1717 ; m. July 2, 1747, James Chandler of Concord. 

iv Rebecca, b. Sept. 19, 1718 ; m. Sept. 14, 1743, BeDj'amin Clark of Concord. 

v Abigail, b. April 18, 1720 ; d. May 3, 1721. 

vi Tompkins, b. Deo. 11, 1721. 

vii Elizabeth, b. July 17, 1728 ; d. Jan. 17, 1729. 

■viii Ebcnezer, d. June 23, 1736. 

2. Eleazer, (Eleazer 2 , Tliomas 1 ) of Concord, Mass., b. 1687; 
m. June 26, 1708, Deborah Tompkins of Concord. Was Constable 



and Surveyor of Highways,— was one of the grantees ( in right of 
his f. ) in the " Narragansett townships." Died March 28, 1745. 

4 i Eleazer, b. Oct. 23, 1709. 

5 ii Robert, b. Aug. 25, 1713. . . . 

6 iii Nathaniel, b. May 21, 1706. -"""" / I/O 

iv Deborah, b. Feb. 13, 1719 ; m. Oct. 19, 1749, Jaoob Whittemore of Concord. 

7 v James, b. May 3, 1723. 

vi Jonathan, b. Feb. 3, 1726 ; d. Sept. 26, 1747, at Bolton. 

vii Abigail, > . , „- m9 
viii Elizabeth, 5 b * Ja0, l0 > llZ *' 


3. John of Concord, ( Joseph 9 , Eleazer*, Thomas 1 ) b. Aug. 26, 
1715; m. May 25, 1743, Susanna Tewksbury of Salem; was in 
Capt. Pierce's Co., 1754; d. in public service 1762, ( or prior ), 
and his widow m. (?) Dec, 1762, Robert Estabrook. 

i Susanna, b. Feb. 22, 1745 ; d. Feb. 17, 1751. 

ii Mary, b. Jan. 25, 1747 ; d. Feb. 7, 1751. 

iii Sarah, b. Oct. 4, 1748 ; d. Feb. 6, 1751. 
? iv Hannah, b. 1749 ; d. 1837. 

? v John.b. 1752; m. 1782. Mary Wilkins of Carlisle; d. 1807; shed, Sept. 14,1787. 
? vi Nabby, b. 1758 ; d. 1844. 

( Possibly last three were children of Joseph and Sarah ( Harris. ) 


4. Eleazer, (Eleazer 3 , Eleazer 2 , Thomas 1 ) b. Oct. 23, 1709; m. 
Sept. 28, 1731, Huldah Chandler of Concord; rem. to Grafton 
about 1730, and was one of its original proprietors ; d. about 1770. 

. i Haldah.b. Dec. 14, 1732. 

8 ii Eleazer, b. Nov. 12, 1734 ; d. about 1767. 
iii Simon, b. May 25, 1736 ; d. next day. 

iv John, b. Aug. 2, 1737. 

v Mary, b. March 19, 1740 ; m. Benjamin Goddard. 

9 vi Samuel, b. Dec. 5, 1741 ; d. Oct. 17, 1822. 
vii Submit, b. Sept. 5, 1744. 

5. Robert, ( Eleazer 3 , Eleazer* , Thomas 1 ) b. Aug. 25, 1713 ; was 

of Grafton, Mass.; m. Miriam ; removed from Concord to 

G. about 1735. 

i Sarah, b. Jane 13, 1737. 

ii Esther, b. May 4, 1741. 

iii David, b. March 13, 1743. 

iv Jonathan, b. March 21, 1745. 

10 v Nathan, b. March 19, 1747 ; d. Nov. 13, 1776. 
vi Miriam, b. Aug. 20, 1752. 

11 vii Robertus, b. June 12, 1755 ; d. Oct. 20, 1828. 

6. Nathaniel, (Eleazer 3 , Eleazer 2 , Thomas 1 ) of Grafton, b. May 


21, 1716; m.' Elizabeth — ; was soldier at "Crown Point/' 


i Hannah, b. Feb. 13, 1744. 

ii Eleazer, b. Aug. 28, 1745. 

iii Lacy, b. April 23, 1747. 

iv Elizabeth, b. Sept. 8, 1748. 

v Mary, b. Aug. 28, 1751. 

vi Deborah, b. Sept. 2, 1754. 

vii Martha 

m Martha ) , . ., - ,„-,, 
••• o v >b. April o, 1(06. 
nu Sarah, 5 

7. James, (Eleazer 3 , Eleazer*, Thomas 1 ) b. May 3, 1723; m. 

Nov. 6, 1746. Anna Morse of Cambridge; removed from Concord 

to Upton, 1750, and thence to Wilmington, Yt., 1783; d. 1807. 

i Anna, b. Oct. 19, 1747. 

ii James, b. Not. 9, 1749 ; Revolutionary pensioner ; d. unmarried. 

12 iii Jonathan, b. Nov. 15, 1751. 

13 iv Joaiah, b. March 22, 1754. 

14 v Nathan, b. June 30, 1756. 

15 vi John, b. Oct. 6, 1758. 

vii Morse, b. Feb. 13, 1761 ; died unmarried. 

viii Theophilus, m. Oct. 30, 17S5, Sarah ; M. D. Brookfield, Yt. 

8. Eleazer, ( Eleazer*, Eleazer 9 , Eleazer*, Thomas 1 ) of Grafton, 
b. Nov. 12, 1734; m. Dec. 8, 1763, Sarah Chandler of Concord; 
d. about 1767. 

16 i Eleazer, b. Jan. 10, 1767. ( ? if any other child. ) 

9. Samuel, ( Eleazer 4 , Eleazer 3 , Eleazer 3 , Thomas 1 ) b. Dec. 5, 

1741 ; m. , Lydia ; d. Oct. 17, 1822 ; she d. Oct. 1, 


i Huldah, b. Sept. 15, 1770 ; d. Oct. 21, 1798. 
ii Samuel, b. Aug. 9, 1772 ; d. Nov. 7, 1778. 

iii Sarah, b. Sept. 24, 1774 ; m. Dennett. 

iv Abel, b. April 6, 1777 ; d. Nov. 7, 1778. 

17 v Jeremiah, b. Dec. 26, 1779. 

vi Chandler, b. Jan. 1, 1782, ( Br. Univ., 1803 ) ; M. D , res. Marblehead ; d. 

Sept. 10, 1859,* leaving one daughter, Lucretia, who m. William Fabens, 

(Harv., 1832. ) 
vii Benjamin, b. April 25, 1784 ; d 1816 ; M. D. at Athens, Me. i Benjamin, 

ii Sarah B., m. Ephraim Bigelow of Bloomfield, Me. 

18 viii Joseph F., b. Dec. 2, 1786. 

10. Nathan, (Robert*, Eleazer 3 , Eleazer 2 , Thomas 1 ) of Grafton, 
b. March 19, 1747; m. Mary New; was in Capt. Kimball's Co., 
April 19, 1775; d. Nov. 13, 1776. 

i Rachel, b. April 4, 1775. 

ii Esther, b. March 17, 1777 — ( posthumous. ) 

* For notice of his death, seo N. E. Hist, and Gen. Reg., vol. 13, p. 87. 


11. Robertus, ( Robert*, Eleazer 3 , Eleazer 2 , Thomas 1 ) b. June 12, 

1755; m. Oct. 31, 1737, Anna Batchelder; he d. Oct. 20, 1828; 

she d. Dec. 26, 1838, aged 74. 

i Joel.b. June 7, 17S8. 

fi Sarah, b. Sept. 6, 1789 ; d. June 1, 1792. 

iii Hannah, b. Deo. 11, 1790 ; d. Oct., 1825. 

iv Lucy, b. June 10, 1792. 

T Anna, b. Deo. 4, 1793 ; d. March, 1817. 

19 vi Robert W., b. Feb. 28, 1795. 
vii Elizabeth, b. Sept. 8, 1796. 
viii Joseph B., b. July 3, 1798. 

ix Jonathan, b. May 21, 1S00 ; d. at Athol, Aug. 5, 1873. 
x John. b. Aug. 25, 1802 ; d. Dec. 14, 1802. 
xi Mary, P., b. Sept. 20, 1804. 

12. Jonathan, ( James 4 , Eleazer 3 , Eleazer 2 , Thomas 1 ) b. Nov. 15, 

1751 ; m. 1st, , she d., and he m. 2d, Patience , 

who d. March 29, 1849, aged 82 yrs. 11 mos. He res. at Shel- 
burne, and d. there July 2, 1842. His ch. were by 1st wife. He 
served in Rev. Army, 15th Mass. Reg't. 

20 i Jonathan, b. Feb. 26, 1775, at Upton, Mass. 

21 ii Timothy, b. 1777, at Upton, Mass. 

iii Sarah, m. , Constantino Hardy of Shelburne, Mass. i dau., m. Barnard. 

13. Josiah, ( James 4 , Eleazer 3 , Eleazer 2 , Thomas 1 ) b. March 22, 

1754, at Upton, Mass. ; m. May 22, 1787, Susanna ; rem. 

to Brookfield, Vt. Was in Upton Co., April 19, 1775, and served 
in Rev. Army 1777-8. 

i Daniel, b. June 16, 1788. 

ii Anna, b. Jan. 17, 1791. 

Iii Achsah, b. June 29, 1793. 

iv Dorinda, b. Nov. 15, 1797 ; d. Sept. 1799. 

r Marilla, b. April 24. 1802. 

14. Nathan, (James 4 , Eleazer 3 , Eleazer 7 , Thomas 1 ) b. June 30, 

1756, at Upton, Mass. ; rem. to Wilmington, Vt. ; m. , 

Mary ; was adm. voter 1784 ; was Deacon of Baptist Ch. 

He d. Jan. 13, 1837 ; she d. Aug. 27, 1836. 

i Polly, b. Dec. 16, 1790 ; m. , Charles Willard Cummings. 

ii Amasa, b. Feb. 20, 1794 ; d. unmarried. 

iii Amy, b. April 16, 1799. 

iv Huldah, b. Jan. 6, 1801 ; m. Lewi3 Haskell. 


15. John, ( James 4 , Eleazer 3 , Eleazer 9 , TJiomas 1 ) b. Oct. 6, 1758, 
at Upton, Mass. He was for many years Deacon of the Cong. Ch. 
at Westboro'. Was in the Westboro' Co., and marched on the 


alarm, April 19, 1775. He took the place of his father, ( who had 
been drafted, ) and was at Bunker Hill, Saratoga, and other 
places, serving till the close of the Rev. War. He m. 1st, 

Hawkes of Deerfield, she d. s. p. ; 2d, wid. Lucy Bliss of 

Springfield, she d. Nov. 11, 1808 ; 3d, Anna Cook of Springfield. 
He d. June 12, 1820. 

i John, b. Deo. 16, 1797 ; d. September, 1799. 

22 ii Horatio, b. Jan. 24, 1798. 

23 iii John S., b. Aug. 29, 1799. 

24 iv Cassander S., ( by 3d wife ) b. 1810. 
v Jesse Cook, now res. in Iowa. 
vi Alexis F., m. ; 1st d y. i 2d, Sarah, b. . 

16. Eleazer, ( Eleazer*, Eleazer 4 , Eleazer 3 , Eleazer 2 , Thomas 1 ) 
b. Jan. 10, 1767; m. Elizabeth Warren; d. May 26, 1847. 

i Chandler, b. , 1794 ; d. 1830. 

ii Elizabeth, b. , 1796 ; m. 1820, Otis Presby. 

iii Laura, b, , 1798 ; m. 1823, Cyrus Alden. 

iv Eleazer, b. , 1800 ; m. ; d. in Virginia, 1830. 

v Sarah, b. , 1801 ; m. 1830, Warren. 

vi Fidelia, b. , 1803 ; m. 1829, Josiah Bond ; d. 1839. 

25 vii Samuel, b. , 1804 ; m. 1838, Rhoda Macomber. 

viii Jeremiah, b. , 1807 ; m. 1839, Carrie Manson. 

ix Merinda, b. , 1809 ; m. 1830, Cbauocy Cotton. 

x Tabitha, b. , 1311 ; m. 1840, Josiah Bond of Troy, N. T., wid. of sis. 

xi Euseba, b. , 1815 ; m. 1840, Charles Macomber. 

17. Jeremiah, ( Samuel*, Eleazer 4 , Eleazer 3 , Eleazer 3 , Thomas 1 ) 

b. Dec. 26, 1779 ; m. Sally ; d. Aug. 27, 1843, at Grafton, 

where he resided. 

' i Ljdia D., b. Nov. 27, 1802. 
ii Charles A., b. Nov. 25, 1804. 
iii Sarah A., b. Jan. 11, 1807 ; d. Jan. 16, 1832. 

iv Jeremiah, b. ( at Paxton ) Nov. 30, 1810 ; m. Eliza , res. Grafton. 1st, 

George E., b. April 26, 1838 ; 2d, Samuel C, b. Jan. 28, 1844. 
v Samuel C, b. Oct. 19, 1819 ; d. May 25, 1841. 

18. Joseph F., ( Samuel*, Eleazer 4 , Eleazer*, Eleazer 2 , Thomas 1 ) 
b. Dec. 2, 1786 ; m. Aug. 26, 1821, wid. Olivia ( Rugg ) Milliken ; 
d. at Grafton, Dec. 5, 1841. 

i Benjamin L., b. July 12, 1822 ; d. Oct. 17, 1822. 

ii Maria Olivia, b. Feb. 21, 1824 ; m. June 2, 1842, Peter Hunt of Kingston. 

iii Susan C, b. Oct 23, 1826 ; m. May 29, 1848, Jonathan C. Forbush. 

26 iv' Samuel B., b. Aug. 6, 1828. 

. v Jane A., b. Sept. 17, 1830 ; m. Sept. 10, 1868, Jacob F. Krauss, ( Prof. ) 

vi Joseph C, b. June 15, 1832 ; m. June 22, 1856, Frances W. Bigelow of Bloom- 
field, Me. 


19. Robert W., ( Roberius*, Robert*, Eleazer 9 , Eleazer 2 , Thomas 1 ) 

b. Feb. 28, 1795 ; m. 1st, Nancy M. , she d. July 11, 1822, 

s. p., and he m. 2d, ( 1824 ) Doriada (?) . 

i Nanoy M., b. Dec. 25, 1825. 

ii Arminda N., b. Feb. 23, 1828. 

iii Edwin P., b. Feb. 28, 1S30. 

iv Sarah B., b. June 28, 1832." 

▼ Ellen D., b. Dec. 7, 1S35. 

vi Emma J., b. Dec. 21, 1838. 

vii William R., b. Jan. 3, 1842. * ■ 

vii Henry S., b. April 28, 1844. 

20. Jonathan, ( Jonathan 5 , James*, Eleazer 9 , Eleazer 2 , Thomas 1 ) 
b. Feb. 26, 1775 ; m. Jan. 14, 1796, Sabrina Titus, ( b. May 16, 
1777 ; d. Jan. 29, 1S61.) He was one of the prominent citizens 
of Greenfield, Mass., where he d. April 12, 1864. 

i Harvey, b. March 9, 1797 ; m. Ang. 20, 1820, Eliza Lothrop ; d. at Morris, N. 

Y., Oct. 20, 1875. 
ii Orson, b. May 28, 1798 ; m. Dec. 22, 1820, Sally Corkins ; d. Wilm, Vt., 1867. 
iii Sally, b. Jan. 25, 1800 ; m. Nov. 8, 1818, Humphrey Miller ; d. Deo. 20, 1836. 
iv Sabrina, b. Jan. 4, 1802 ; m. April 22, 182S, Lemuel H. Long of Greenfield ; 

d. Jan. 1, 1859. 
y Jonathan, b. Nov. 4, 1S03 ; d. Aug, 28, 1830, unmarried. 
( Marietta Ervin, b. Dec. 17, 1814, d. Aug. 29, 1834, was an adopted daughter. ) 

21. Timothy, (Jonathan*, James*, Eleazer 9 , Eleazer 2 , Thomas 1 ) 
b. 1777 ; m. Mary Torrey of Upton, Mass., ( b. 1779; d. Feb. 27, 
1853.) He d. at Wilmington, Vt., March 16, 1861. 

i Emeline, b. March 15, 1S00 ; d. Nov. 6, 1833. 

ii Direne, b. April 13, 1802 ; m. Luther Barker ; d. July 22, 1840 ; 5 ch. 
27 iii Stephen P., b. Feb. 25, 1806. 

iv Constantino H., b. ; d. at Mid. Coll., (a Soph. ), aged 22 yrs. 

v Mary, b. 1813 ; m. Samuel R. Buell (of Wilm, Vt. ) ; d. April 2, 1848. 1st, 
Daniel A., b. Jan. 19, 1836 ; 2d, John R., b. Feb. 23, 1840. 

22. Rev. Horatio, ( John 9 , James 4 , Eleazer 9 , Eleazer 2 , Tlwmas 1 ) 
b. Jan. 24, 1798; (Amherst College, 1825); ordained 1828, — 
settled at Coleraine ; Rep. Legist. 1851; m. 1st, 1827, Minerva 
Pratt, she d. Dec, 1844, s. p. ; 2d, June 26, 1845, Mary Coombs. 
Hed. May 19, 1861. 

i Lucy, b. Aug. 11, 184G ; m. Dickinson. 

ii , b. Jan. 9, 1848 ; d. June 12, 1848. 

iii Herbert H., b. March 16, 1850. 
iv Urban B., b. Aug. 19, 1851. 
v Payson J. 0. s b. Jan. 22, 1857. 

23. John Sydney, ( John 6 , James*, Eleazer 9 , Eleazer 2 , Thomas 1 ) 
b. Aug. 29, 1799, ( at Wilm, Vt. ) ; m. Nov. 9, 1818, Sarah M. 


Snow of Marlborough, Vt. ; (b. June 15, 1801; d. Nov. 8, 

i Luoy Moore, b. May 21, 1820 ; d. April 20, 1821. 

ii Lucy Moore, b! Sept. 8, 1821 ; m. May 6, 1S41, Rev. Thoma3 Marcy, (Prof., 
Evanston, III. ) ; d. March 26, 1868— ( Gen. Reg., July, 1875, p. 309. ) 

28 iii Algernon S., b. Deo. 18, 1822. 

iv Sarah E., b. April 20, 1825 ; m. March 28, 1842, Hiram Randall of North- 
ampton, Mass. 

y Horatio R., b. Sept. 26, 1826 ; d, ( drowned ) March 29, 1829. 

vi ^Frances J., b. Oct. 30, 1829 ; m. Jan. 1, 1S55, Elieha Stillman Squires of 
Worthington ; she d. Dec. 18, 1855, s. p. 

vii Emily J., b. Jan. 24, 1831 ; d. April 15, 1833. 

viii Martha P., b. Oct. 8, 1832 ; m. Nov. 28, 1849, Dr. H. W. Clapp of Westfield. 

ix "William H., b. March 13, 1834 ; m. Jan. 24, 1S57, Ellen Donaldson ; d. Dec. 
29, 1870. 1st, Hattie E., b. March 12, 1859 ; 2d, Sarah L., b. March 2, 1868. 

24. Cassander S., ( John 5 , James 4 , Eleazer 3 , Eleazer 2 , Thomas 1 ) 
b. 1810, ( Wilm, Vt. ) ; m. three times; d. (Newton L.Falls,) 

Aug., 18T6 ; ( m. 1st, Hannah ; 2d, Mrs. Anna M. Smith 

of Upton. ; 3d, . ) 

i Cassander, b. 1837 ; Captain ( 16th Mass. Reg't ) in late war ; m. Augusta A. 

Mason ; res. Pittsburg, Pa. 
ii Anna. 

iii Heman, killed in late war. 
iv Sylvia A., b. Oct. 25, 1819. 
y Aldana. 

25. Samuel, ( Eleazer*, Eleazer 5 , Eleazer,* Eleazer 3 , Eleazer 2 , 
Thomas 1 ) b. Dec. 3, 1804; m. April 12, 1838, Rhoda Macomber ; 
d. May 26, 1847. 

29 i Charles C, b. Jan. 7, 1839. 

ii George W , b. Nov. 22, 1840 ; m. July 29, 1869, Charlotte King ; res. Chicopee 

Falls ; 2d Lieut. 1st Mass. Cav. 1864 in the l3te war. 
iii FanDie E., b. Aug. 6, 1843 ; m. Aug. 13, 1862, F. E. Bradford of Conway. 
iv Susan W., b. Jan. 22, 1846 ; m. Oct. 8, 1867, Wilson Field, (Neb.) 
v Fletcher E., b. Nov. 3, 1848 ; m Nov. 24, 1874, Ellen M. Lawrence. 
vi Hattie M., b. Jan. 27, 1851. 

26. Rev. Samuel B., (Joseph 6 , Samuel 5 , Eleazer*, Eleazer 3 , Eleazer 2 , 
Thomas 1 ) b. Aug. 6, 1828 ; ( Brown Univ., 1,850 ) ; m. Dec, 1869, 
AnDa B. Alcott ; Unit, clergyman at Bernardston, Mass. 

i Charles Alcott, b. Oct. 1, 1870. 
ii George C » b. November, 1872. 

27. Stephen Preston, ( Timothy*, Jonathan 5 , James*, Eleazer 3 , 
Eleazer 2 , Thomas 1 ) b. Feb. 25, 1806; m. July 7, 1830, Lucinda 
Brown of Whitingham, (who d. at Wilm, Vt., Nov. 22, 1857, 



aged 47 yrs ) ; Rep., and held various State offices; m. 2d, Jan. 
18, 1859, Eunice Chapin of Greenfield ; ( d. Jan. 31, 18T6.) 

i Susan C, b. April 8, 1831 ; d. May 8, 1833. 
30 ii James H., b. Feb. 1, 1834. 

iii Sarah E., b. Nov. 11, 1840; m. Deo. 31, I860, Hiram E. Hall of N. Adams, 

who d. 1865, s. p. ; she m. 2d, Aug. 22, 1ST0, F. W. Fairbanks of N. Y. City. 
iv John Henry, b. July 11, 1843 ; lawyer 1364, Clerk Ho. Rep. Vt., 1864-8, Prin. 

Clerk U. S. Sen. 1S69-77 ; unmarried, 
r Seth Warner, b. Dec. 19, 1846 ; d. Feb. 19, 1S49. 
vi Lyman Mason, b. Dec. 31, 1849 ; res. N. Adams. 
viiFred. Alvin, b. June 19, 1855 ; stud. Williams College, 18T6. 

28. Algernon S., (John 6 , John*, James*, Eleazer 9 , Eleazer*, 
Thomas 1 ) b. Dec. 18, 1822, ( at Wilm, Vt. ) ; m. April 24, 1846, 
Nancy M. Marcy of Coleraine; ordained min. 1845; in Union 
army 1861-65, Col. ; dentist at Millbury, Mass. 

i Algernon S., b. April 27, 1847 ; d. ( in army ) at Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 14, 1864. 
ii Fanny S., b. June 1, 1850 ; m. July 28, 1875, A. B. Poland of Ilion, N. Y. 
iii John S., b. Feb. 6, 1854 ; m. April 3, 1875, Nannie K. Monroe ( of Camb. ) ; 

L. L. B. Boston Univ., 1875 ; res. ( 1876) Amesbury. 1st, Laura Marcy. b. 

Feb. 29, 1876. 
iv Anna M-, b. Feb. 11, 1860 ; d. August, 1866. 

29. Charles C, ( Samuel*, Eleazer*, Eleazer*, Eleazer*, Eleazer*, 
Thomas 1 ) b. Jan. 7, 1839; m. Nov. 28, 1860, Mary A. Brown; 
res. at Conway, Mass. 

i Alton E., b. May 26, 1862 ; d. Aug. 26, 1871. 
ii Charles D., b. Oct. 10, 1864. 
iii Mary C, b. April 14, 1867. 
iv Willie M., b. Feb. 21, 1870. 
v Grace E , b. Nov. 20, 1872. 

^•^i^v* £b. July 12, 1875. 
vii Edith E, 5 

30. James Hardin, (Stephen 7 , Timothy* , Jonathan* , James* , Eleazer* , 
Eleazer 1 , Thomas 1 ) b. Feb. 1, 1834; m. Nov. 20, 1856, Mary J. 
Hosley of N. Adams, where he resides. 

i Mary A., b. Feb. 16. I860 ; d. Nov. 18, 1863. 

ii Ellen E , b. Sept. 11, 1863. 

iii Mary A , b. July 8, 1SG5. 

iv James A., b. Sept. 30, 1867. 

v John W., b Aug. 12, 1871 ; d. Jan. 3, 1875. 

vi Edward E., b. July 26, 1874. 

In the foregoing compilation, the female line of descendants has 
been omitted for want of space. As the genealogical record of 
all the branches of the Thomas Flagg family is in preparation, 
information relative to either will be gratefully received by the 
writer of this communication, 1G, Pemberton Square, Boston. 



On the pension rolls in Maine there are still nine persons who 
draw pensions on account of service rendered during the war for 
independence. Eight of these reside in Maine aud one in Massa- 
chusetts. One of them is on the roll of the Portland agency, 
eight on the Augusta roll, and none at Bangor. Their names and 
residences and the person on whose account the pension is paid, 
are as follows: Margaret Butler, West Townsend, Mass., pen- 
sioned on account of Benj. Baxter ; Rebecca Campbell, Daniaris- 
cotta, on account of Thomas Campbell ; Susan Curtis, Topsham, 
on account of Caleb Curtis ; Lydia Landerkin, Damariscotta, on 
account of Daniel Landerkin ; Mary Lancaster, Bath, on account 
of John Lancaster ; Rebecca Rogers, Boothbay, on account of 
Alexander Rogers ; Mary Smith, Jefferson, on account of John 
Harris ; Mary Sproul, Bristol, on account of John Little ; and 
Anna B. Piper, Bridgton, name of husband not known. 




Roll of Lieut. David Maxwell's detachment of Infantry, from the 
4th Regiment of Brig. Gen. Samuel Leighton's Brigade, in Major 
General Ichabod Goodwin's Division, August, 1814: 

David Maxwell, Lieutenant; Robert Patten, Jr., Sergeant; 
Jacob Low, Sergeant; Aaron Littlefield, Corporal ; John Butland, 
3d, Corporal ; James Miller, Luther Perkins, Benjn. Littlefield, 
George Bragdon, John T. Johnson, Israel Perkins, Benjn. Brown, 
Benjn. Gitchell, Ivory Boston, Asa Leach, Francis Perkins, Jona- 
than Kimball, John Littlefield, Joshua Treadwell, Privates. 

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The subject of this sketch was born iu Augusta, Maine, July 22, 
1839, and died September 21, 1876, and was consquently a little 
over thirty-seven years of age. He was the second son of Hon. 
James W. Bradbury, formerly U. S. Senator from Maine. He entered 
Bowdoin College as Freshman in 1857, and graduated with honor 
in the class of 1861. He immediately entered upon the study of 
the law, in the office of Bradbury, Morrill and Meserve. Upon 
the completion of the regular course of studies and his admission 
to the Bar, he entered upon the practice of his profession in part- 
nership with his father. His industry and devotion to business 
were attended with success. 

In 1871 he passed the winter in Florida, where he formed the 
acquaintance and secured the attachment of many warm personal 
friends. Upon his return he resumed his labors in the office, and 
at the time of his decease the brightest prospects of professional 
success were opening before him. His conscientiousness, integ- 
rity and fidelity to the true interests of his clients secured their 
confidence and increased their number, and drew to him the best 
class of professional business. Always opposed to useless liti- 
gation and pettifogging in any form, he preferred equity to any 
advantage gained by stratagem and finesse, nence it was, that 
he often became a peacemaker when different advice would have 
led to expensive and often unavailing litigation. 

He was City Soliciter of Augusta in 1868, filling the position to 
the satisfaction of the municipal authorities and the people. He 
was appointed U. S. Commissioner in 1869, and held the office 
until his decease, discharging its duties with independence, ability 
and fidelity. 

Although not an ultra partizan, Mr. Bradbury ever took a deep 
interest in public affairs, and was strongly attached to the prin- 
ciples of the Democratic party. They were with him a matter of 
conviction. He felt that the best interests of the country were to 
be secured by their maintenance, and he never wavered in their 
support throughout the long and hopeless minority of his party ; 



though well knowing that it closed every avenue to advancement 
in public life. 

In a letter, alluding to the college life of Mr. Bradbury, Prof. 
Packard says : "He left us with the impression that he possessed 
intellectual powers which promised much for his friends and for 
the public." 

Appended are brief extracts from newspaper notices of Mr. 
Bradbury's decease : 

[From the Kennebec Journal of Sept. 24.] 

Mr. Bradbury was a gentleman of irreproachable character, was 
faithful and conscientious in the discharge of every duty; and gave 
promise of attaining a high rank in his profession. To a well cul- 
tivated mind he added a courtesy and geniality of manner that 
won for him the warm regard and esteem of all with whom he 
associated. His early death is a peculiarly sad affliction to his 
bereaved parents and other relatives, and a great loss to the com- 
munity in which he lived. 

[From the Boston Post.] 

The death of James W. Bradbur3 T , Jr., of Augusta, Me., which 
occurred on the 2 1st inst., will awaken wide-spread sympathy. 
He was a promising lawyer, of liberal culture, connected as part- 
ner with his father, late U. S. Senator, and was also a U. S. Com- 
missioner. He was an ardent and efficient advocate of Democratic 
principles, aud his loss to the party in Maine will be severely felt. 




" Here lyes buried the body of Samuel Moody, Esq., one of his 
Majesty's Justices of Peace for the county of York ; Commander 
of his Majesty's Fort George at Brunswick, who died Sept. 22, 
1758, in the 58th year of his age." 

•'Here lyes buried the body of John Minot, Esq., late Chief 
Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, who died Jan. 10, 1764, 
in his 70th year. Having been employed in many public stations 
he discharged them with honor and credit." (The remainder is 

* The graveyard from which the above inscriptions were copied, is situated on the 
east side of the road to Maquoit and about a mile frutn the College building.-?. A church 
once stood near, but w\8 taken down many years ago. The stones are of date and the 
inscriptions will soon become illegible. This i3 the oldest graveyard but one within the 
ancient town of Brunswick. 


" Sacred to the memory of Rev. Robert Dunlap, the first settled 
minister in Brunswick. Born in Ireland, Aug., IT 15. Educated 
at Edinburgh. Came to America June, 1736. Settled at Bruns- 
wick 1747. Died June 26, 1775. 

'* A sower went forth to sow." 

Mr. Ezekiel Brown died June 4, 1798, aged 43. 

Mr. Samuel Clark died Feb. 28, 1784, aged 86. 

Mrs. Martha, wife of Samuel Clark, died May 28, 1791, aged 84. 

Jane Allison, widow of Rev. Robert Dunlap, died March 31, 
1797, aged 86. 

Robert, son of John and Jennet Dunlap, died May 8, 1784, 
aged 9 years and 6 mos. 

Robert, son of John and Mary Dunlap, died March 22, 1792, 
aged 1 year and 6 mos. 

Mr. Andrew Dunning, died May 23, 1804, aged 52. 

Andrew Dunning, Esq., died July 31, 1800, in his 64th year. 

Mrs. Ellizabeth, wife of Andrew Duning, died March 4, 1800, in 
her 61st year. 

David, son of Andrew and Elizabeth Duning, died 26th Sept., 
1771, in his 3d year. 

Mary, daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth DuniDg, died Feb. 
25, 1798. .in her 25th year. 

Capt. David Duning died Aug. 16, 1793, in his 88th year. 

Mrs. Mary, consort of Capt. David Duning, died Aug. 16, 1784, 
in her 74th year. 

Lieut. James Duning, died June 8, 1752, in his 61st year. 

Ebenezer, son of Robert and Sally Duning, died Feb. 13, 1816, 
aged 16 days. 

Mr. James Ellet died Jan. 27, 1783, in the 67th year of his age. 

Mr. Robert Finny died Nov. 28, 1751. 

Alice, wife of Robert Finny, died Feb. 7, 1784, in her 84th year. 

Doc'r Samuel Giles died Feb. 11, 1738, aged 32. 

Mr. James Ilewey died Feb. 20, 1779, aged 79. 

Mr. John Hunt died Dec. 19, 1789, in his 73d year. 

Mary Hunt, wife of John Hunt, died Dec. 23, 1797, in her 74th 

Patrick Kincaid died Dec. 27, 1817, aged 74. 

Mary, wife of Patrick Kincaid, died Dec. 25, 1821, aged 74. 

Apphia, wife of David Kincaid, died Dec. 15, 1808, in her 21st 

James McFarland died July 11, 1742, aged 62 yeara. 


Thomas Maens [Means?] died May 10, 1756, aged 33. 

Lettice Martin, wife of John Martin, Jun., died Dec. 23, 1761, 
in her 24th year. 

Mrs. Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Melcher, died Feb., 1504, aged 2T. 

Mrs. Peggy, wife of Mr. Josiah Melcher, died May 13, 1800, 
aged 23. 

Mrs. Hannah, wife of John Minot, Esq., died 14th Aug., 1788, 
in her 91st year. 

Margaret, wife of Mr. Stephen Minot, died Dec. 12, 1802, in 
her 36th year. 

Mary Minot, died March 4, 1823, aged 48. 

John, son of Mr. Edmund and Sarah Mountford, died Jan. 9, 
1795, aged 1 month and 19 days. 

Cutting Noyes died Feb. 15, 1813, aged 68. 

Mr. John Orr died Aug. 9, 1751, aged 93. 

Mrs. Ann, wife of Mr. John Orr, died April 10, 1745, aged 77. 

Mr. John Orr died Oct. 2, 1771, in his 77th year. 

Mr. Joseph Orr died May 25, 1786, aged 76. 

Mrs. Mary Oulton, daughter of John Oulton, Esq.. died 27th 
Dec, 1748. 

Mr. William Owen died July 31, 1799, aged 61. 

Miss Mary, daughter of Mr. William Owen, died Oct. 22, 1789, 
aged 25. 

Another child of Mr. William Owen, (top of the stone is broken 
off,) died Dec. 27, 1792, aged 21. 

Mrs. Hannah Read, wife of Mr. John Read, died March 8, 1746, 
in her 22d year. 

Mrs. Anne Robsen died April 26, 1784, in her 29th year. 

Winthrop Robinson died June 7, 1797, aged 29 years. 

Barton Ross died Jan. 24, 1803, aged 51. 

William Ross died Sept. 16, 1777, aged 63. 

Jennet, wife of Wm. Ross, died April 7, 1792, in her 39th year. 

John, son of Rev. Robert and Elizabeth Rutherford, died Jan. 
22, 1741-2, in his 25th year. 

Mrs. Elizabeth, wife of Mr. John Simpson, died June 20, 1790, 
in her 90th year. 

William Simpson died May 4, 1771, aged 86. 

Agnes, wife of William Simpson, died Dec. 27, 1778, aged 78. 

Dinah, wife of Joseph Skolfield, died March 20, 1797, in her 
40th year. 

Mr. Thomas Skolfield died Jan. 6, 1796, in his 89th year. 


Mary Skolfield died Aug. 1, 1 771, in her 57th year. 

Rebeca, daughter of Thomas and Mary Skolfield, died Oct. 7, 
1753, in her 17th year. 

Annie, wife of Robert Spear, died Jan. 10, 1772, in her 30th year. 

Anthony, son of Capt. William and Lucy Spear, died Oct. 28, 
1795, aged 9 months. 

Mrs. Mary, wife of Robert Spear, died Aug. 3, 1771, in her 85th 

Robert Speer, Sen., died Jan. 16, 1763, aged 81. 

Robert Speer died Dec. 3, 1739, aged 23. 

Robert Speer died Dec. 12, 1809, aged 76. 

Lieut. Ebenezer Stanwood died July 21, 1772, in his 77th year. 

Thomas, son of Lieut. Ebenezer and Jane Stanwood, died June 
13, 1752, in his 22d year. 

David, son of Lieut. Ebenezer and Jane Stanwood, died June 
13, 1752, in his 31st year. 

Ebenezer, son of Lieut. Ebenezer and Jane Stanwood, died Aug. 
5, 1735, in his 3d year. 

( The last three inscriptions upon one stone.) 

Jane, daughter of Ebenezer and Jane Stanwood, died Jan. 5, 
1741-2, in her 18th year. 

Mrs. Hannah, wife of William Stanwood, Jr , died 21, 1785. 

Mr. Philip Stanwood died Dec. 28, 1799, in his 39th year. 

Dea. Samuel Stanwood, (not legible.) 

Janet, wife of Dea. Samuel Stanwood, died Feb. 22, 1776, in 
her 55th year. 

Thomas Stanwood died Nov. 11, 1774, in his 22d year. 

Capt. William Stanwood died July 17, 1797, in his 71st year. 

Elizabeth, widow of Capt. William Stanwood, died Oct. 6, 1819, 
in her 93d year. 

Mrs. Mary, wife of Wm. Stanwood, died June 26, 1781, aged 21. 

John Starbird, died June 30, 1753, in his 52d year. 

Mr. Benjamin Stone died Oct. 27, 1800, in his 74th year. 

Mrs. Rebecca Stone died, Jan. 13, 1802, in her 60th year. 

John, son of Capt. Benjamin and Rebekah Stone, died July 7, 
1787, in his 19th year. 

Matthias, son of BaDJamin and Rebecca Stone, died Nov. 12, 
1792, in his 19th year. 

Margret, wife of Wm. Stevinson, died Aug. 13, 1732, aged 65. 

Mr. Thomas Thorne died June 14, 1759, aged 23. 

Mr. Thomas Thorne, died Feb. 14, 1750-1, in his 86th year. 


William Vincent died Nov. 27, 1760, in his 54th year. 

Mr. David White died June 7, 1774, aged 28. 

Hannah, daughter of Samuel and Mary Wilson, died Nov. 26, 
1763, aged 13 months. 

Vincent Woodside died Sept. 13, 1802, in his 70th year. 

Anna, wife of Capt. William Woodside, died Dec. 1, 1745. 

Mrs. Elizabeth, wife of William Woodside, died Oct. 5, 1798, 
in her 63d year. 

William Woodside died April 14, 1801. 




Lieut. Benjamin Ingalls, the first settler of Hiram, was born to 
Moses and Maria Ingalls, in Andover, Mass., August 1st, 1728, 
0. S. I give the date as I received it from the Town Clerk of 
Andover, remarking, however, that the record kept in the Ingalls 
family follows the New Style and places the date of his birth on 
August 12th. He was a descendant of Edmund Ingalls, who 
emigrated from Lincolnshire, England, to Lynn, Mass., in 1629. 

Lieut. Ingalls entered the British army when he was about 18 
years of age, and was at the capture of Louisburg, by Sir William 
Pepperell, in 1745. In 1761 he was commissioned a Lieutenant. 
He left th,e army about 1765, and made several voyages to sea. 
In 1774 he came to Great Falls on Saco River, in company with 
five others, including Daniel Foster, who married his sister Anne, 
and they selected and surveyed several' lots of land, the original 
record of which, in the handwriting of Lieut. Ingalls, is now 
before me, as follows : 

"Sept. 5th 1774 then Daniel Foster and Abial Messer and John 
Curtis and Ebenezer Ilerrick and Benj. Ingalls Came up to the 
great Falls on Sacou Rivor the west sid and Laid out a Tract of 
Land for Each of ous as follows viz 


Begining a maple Tree on ye Rivor Bank against Bryants Pond 
So Called Running West 160 Rods then Riming Sowth 80 Rods 
then Running East to Saco River Ebenezer Herricks Loot N 1 Pine 
tree then By the Side of Herricks Loot, & one for John Curtis N T 2 
Pine tree 80 Rods Down ye Rivor to a Read Oak Tree markt § 
then 80 Rods own the Rivor to a White Pine Tree markt J 

Sept. 6th then Daniel Foster Abiall Messer John Curtis and Eb- 
enezer Herrick Layed out a Lott for Benja. Ingalls then Begun 
att a Pine Tree on the Bank of Sacow Rivor about 60 rods above 
Hancock Brook Riming west 100 Polls to a maple tree markt IIII 
then Runing Sowth 600 Pols to a hemlock tree IIII then Runing 
East to a Pine on the Bank of the Saco Rivor att the mouth of a 
Littell Brook which Runs out of the medow Cald Woodsoms 
medow Laied out and Bownded as above for Benjamin Ingalls & 
we markt it IIII 

Sept. 10th 17S6 Mr Joshua Davis of flintston went with me and 
Preamled the Lines and Bownds of my Lott as above 

July 15 1786 Mess Joshua Davis and Jess Walker went with 
with me & Vewed the Bownds of my Land that I Laied owt in 
agust and Sept. 1774" 

It will be observed that the lot of Benjamin Ingalls was situated 
on the west side of the Saco River, extending from the brook 
above Hiram Falls to a point 60 rods above the mouth of Hancock 
Brook, and includes the whole site of the village at Hiram Bridge. 

Lieut. Ingalls married Mary White, of Andover, Mass. They 
settled in the autumn of 1774, on the intervale in the bend of 
Saco River, on the farm now owned by Mr. Henry Wadsworth. 
His cellar is still visible, also four aged and decaying oilnut trees 
planted by him. Mr. Ingalls' nearest neighbors in 1774 were Mr. 
James Howard in Brownfield, grandfather of Hon. Joseph How- 
ard of Portland, (on or near the spot where Moses A. Howard, 
Esq., now resides,) and a Mr. Cookson in Pearsontown, now 
Standish. In Oct., 1785, the " Great Freshet." which swept away 
buildings from four farms in Hiram, carried away the cabin, hovel, 
and blacksmith shop of Mr. Ingalls. He then removed across the 
river into Flintstown, (now Baldwin,) near the "Ingalls" Pond, 
and near where his grandsons, Samuel and Andrew Ingalls, and 
his grand-daughter, Mrs. Sarah Richardson, now reside. 

In April, 1813, Lieut. Ingalls and his wife went to reside with 
Capt. Charles L Wadsworth, on the farm now owned by his son 
Capt. Samuel Wadsworth, in Hiram, and died there March 24, 
1815, and was buried in Baldwin. Mrs. Ingalls died at the same 
place some eight months later. 

Their children were seven in number, as follows : 


1. William Ingalls, born in Fryeburg, Me., Aug. 31, 1774; 
died in Baldwin, Me., April 9, 1832. 

2. David White Ingalls, born in Pearsontown, now Standish, 
Nov. 20. 1776 ; died in Baldwin, Oct. 1, 1835. 

3. Mary Ingalls, the first white child born in Hiram, was born 
Nov. 25, 1779. She married Mr. Moses Parker, and died in Bald- 
win, Oct. 29, 1850. 

4. Jane Ingalls, born in Hiram, June 2, 1781. She married 
Capt. Charles L. Wadsworth in 1846, and died in Hiram, March 
28, 1847. 

5. Dolly Ingalls, was born in Hiram, Aug. 3, 1784. She mar- 
ried Mr. Thomas Rowe in 1805, and died in Baldwin, Sept. 5, 1836. 

6. Loammi Ingalls, was born in Flintstown, (Baldwin,) May 
22, 1786. 

7. Ruth Ingalls, born in Flintstown, Feb. 2, 1789; married 
Mr. Enoch Jewell, and is now living in Cornish. 

The Ingalls family is excelled by no other family in intelligence, 
good morals, and quiet industrious attention to their own busi- 

The only descendants of Benjamin Ingalls now residing in 

Hiram, are Mr. Charles F. Wadsworth and his mother Mrs. Mary 
W. Wadsworth ; and the wife and daughter of James Edgecomb, 
Esq., who are all descendants of David W. Ingalls. 

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The numerous members of the Ricker Family of New England 
are supposed to have descended from two brothers, George and 
Meturin Ricker, who were at Dover, N. II., in 1670. Both of them 
were killed by the Indians in a raid upon the early settlers of that 
town after 1700. It is probable they both left families, though 
accounts disagree with regard to Meturin. In the 5th Vol. of the 
New England Historical and Genealogical Register, a writer states 
that Meturin left no family, and that Joseph, mentioned in early 
records of Dover, was probably a brother. In the same volume, 
in a subsequent number, Mr. Quint shows that Joseph was the son 
of Meturin. In a recent account of the family which we have 
received from Berwick, Me., where many of the name have re- 
sided, it is stated that Meturin had three sons and one daughter. 
His sons were Joseph, who moved to Berwick ; Noah, who was 
carried away captive when his father was killed, was educated as 
a Catholic priest and remained in Canada; and Meturin, Jr. We 
propose to give a partial genealogy of this family in the next num- 
ber, and any information which will throw light upon the points in 
question will be thankfully received. 





Buckfleld, in the county of Oxford, was settled in 17*16. The 
first settler was Benjamin Spaulding. In the following year 
Abijah and Nathaniel Buck moved there from New Gloucester. 
John Buck, brother of the last two, moved there still later. These 
three brothers gave name to the town, which at the time of its 
settlement was known as Plantation number five. Afterwards it 
was known as Bucktown, and March 16, 1793, it was incorporated 
by the name of Buckneld. The following are some of the Family 
Records of the early settlers : 

Offspring of A > bijah and Phebe (Tyler) Buck. 

Elizabeth, b. July 1, 1763; Ellen, b. Jan. 8, 1765; Phebe, b. Dec. 17, 1766; John, 
b. Deo. 27, 1768; Rebekah, b. Dec. 15, 1772; Abijah, b. Mar. 1, 1777; Jonathan, b. 
Feb. 5, 1782. 

Offspring of Nathaniel and Molly Buck. 

John Buck, 3d, b. Nov. 15, 1770; Ellen, b. July 18, 1773; Nathaniel, b. Sept. 19, 
1775; Moses, b. March 31, 1778; Molly, b. Aug. 10, 1781; Edna, b. Oct. 2, 1783; 
William, b. Feb. 26, 1785; Daniel, b May 2, 1788; Samuel, b. Sept. 25, 1790; Elisha, 
b. April 17, 1794. 

Offspring of John and Abigail (Irish) Buck. 

Sarah, b. Aug. 12, 1777; Abigail, b. Feb. 5, 1779; Simeon, b. Nov. 16, 1780; Esther, 
b. Oct. 25, 1782; Elizabeth, b. Nov. 20, 1784; Annis, b. Nov. 15, 17S6; Mary.b. Feb. 

12, 1789; Phebe, b. Dec. 3, 1792. 

Offspring of John 2d and Molly Buck. 

Levina, b. April 16, 1790; James, b. Nov. 9, 1791; Abijah, b. July 9, 1793; Phebe, 
b. Sept. 7, 1796. 

Offspring of Thomas and Abagial Allen. 

John, b. Aug. 8, 1775; Molly, b. Sept. 30, 1777; Abagail, b. Sept. 15, 1779; Edmund, 
b. July 29, 1731; AnDa, b. Feb. 11, 1783; Esther, b. April 2, 1785; Tnomas, b. Dec. 

13, 1786; Sophia, b. Dec. i, 1768; Ellen, b. Oct. 17, 1790; Nathaniel, b. Jan. 27, 1793. 



Offspring of Mark and Ruth Andrews. 

Bela, b. March 16, 1TS5; Mark, b. Nov. 13, 17S6; Mehetable, b. Sept. 22, 1788; 
Polly, b. Sept 6, 1791; Melisent Parris, b. March 22, 1795; Josiah, b. Aug. 1, 1799; 
Ruth, b. Aug 21, 1801. 

Offspring of Benjamin and Patty Spaulding. 

Esther, b. Oct. 28, 1779; Stephen, b. Aug. 13, 1782; Thankful, b. Aug. 16, 1787. 

Offspring of William and Joanna Mahew. 

Joanna, b. Nov. 22, 1781; Mary, b. March 22, 1784; William, b. Nov. 29, 1785; 
Sarah, b. May 1, 1788; Nathaniel, b. July 16, 1790; John, b. Deo. 15, 1792; Rachel, 
b. Aug. 4, 1795. 

Offspring of Job and Hannah Prince. 

Lydia, b. June 21, 1792; Rebeckah, b. May 2, 1793; Job, b. March 17, 1795; Noah, 
b. April 13, 1797; Hannah, b. Aug. 16, 1799; Rufus, b. Sept. 24, 1801. 

Offspring of James and Kezia Waterman. 

Sophronia, b. May 20, 1794; James, b. July 23, 1796; Lewis, b. Deo. 18, 1798; 
Julia, b. Aug. 4, 1801; Nancy, b. March 14, 1S03. 

Offspring of Thomas and Molly Joslin. 

Thoma3 Stockbridge, b. Nov. 30, 1785; Molly, b. July 22, 1788; Solomon, b. Nov. 4, 
1790; Samuel, b. July 5, 1792; Enoch, b. Dec. 6, 1796. 

Offspring of Ichabod and Parthenia Waterman., 

Betsey, b. March 24, 1792; Hannah, b. March 1, 1793; Minerva, b. March 17, 1795; 
Nahum, b. March 22, 1798, d. Oct. 3, 1801; Joanna, b Feb. 12, 1801; Seth, b. March 
26, 1803. 

Offspring of John and Rebeakah Clay. 

Betsey, b. Nov. 24, 1792; Jonathan, b. July 3, 1794; Stephen, b. May 4, 1796; 
Charity, b. April 29, 1798; Ruth, b. Dec. 13, 1S00; John, b. April 29, 1803. 

Offspring of John and Ruth Rider. 

John, b. May 7, 1789; Lucy, b. Sept. 7, 1792; Elizabeth, b. Oct. 16, 1794; Laura, 
b. Deo. 22, 179G; George, b. Aug. 3, 1799. 

Offspring of William and Susanna Harlow. 

Nathaniel, b. April 20, 1781; Ivory, b. April 28, 1784; Jerusha, b. June 22, 1786; 
Ephraim, b. Nov. 21, 1788; Susanna, b. March 19, 1791; William, b. March 19, 1793; 
Iaaac, b. April 10, 1795; Elizabeth, b. April 23, 1797; Drusilla, b. March 31, 1800. 

Offspring of John and Hannah Simons. 

Lydia H., b. Sept. 6, 1794; Mina, b. April 5, 1799. 

Offspring of Seba and Apphia Smith. 

Charles, b. Aug. 29, 1790; Seba. b. Sept. 14, 1792; Silas, b. July 2, 1794; Abiel, b. 
July 13, 1796. 


Offspring of Josiel and Rachel Smith. 
Anna, born December 19, 1791. 

Offspring' of Leonard and Peggy Spaulding. 

. Sally, b. Nov. 22, 1794; William, b. April 2, 1796; Zilpah, b. July 25, 1799; James, 
b. Jane 10, 1802; Africa, b. May 10, 1804; Almeda, b. Aug. 28, 1S07; Abel, b. July 
29, 1809; Jane, b. Sept. 11, 1311; Benjamin Franklin, b. Dec. 1, 1814; Diantha, b. 
• Aug. 20, 1817. 

Offspring of John and Betty Warren. 

Molly, b. Feb. 15, 1782; John, b. Nov. 11, 1783; Jane, b. Oct. 28, 1785; Phebe, b. 
Aug. 30, 1787; Betty, b. Feb 6, 1790; Sally, b. May 19, 1792; Katherine, b. Sept. 3, 
1794, d. April 22, 1800; James, b. Dec. 29, 1796; Margaret, b. Jan. 24, 1801; Athel- 
stan, b. Jan 23, 1804. 

Offspring of William and Mary Silley. Probably the same as 

Fanny, born October 10, 1795. 
Offspring of Moses and Ellen Bisbee. 

Molly, b. Sept. 21, 1790; Moses, b. June 1, 1792; Robert, b. Aug. 23, 1794; Calvin, 
b. June 5, 1796; Jonathan, b. Nov. 10, 1798; Ellen Cushman, b. April 5, 1801. 

Offspring of Tristram and Mary Warren. 

John, b. May 20, 1756; Jane, b. May 2, 1758; Abigail, b. May 12, 1764; Mary, b. 
Jan. 17, 1769; Edmund, b March 31, 1773; Tristram, b. Dec. 27, 1776; Andrew, b. 
Aug. 6, 1780; Levi, b. Feb. 3, 1783. 

Offspring of David and Judith Farrow. 

Judith, b. July 1, 1773; David, b. May 20, 1775; Samuel, b. Aug. 8, 1779; Philip, 
b. Jan. 14, 1781; Tamar, b. Oct. 31, 1784; Mehitable, b. Jan. 30, 1787; Nathan, b. 
Sept. 16, 1789; Bela, b. Deo. 26, 1791; Desire, b. Oct. 3, 1796; John, b. July 10, 1800. 

Offspring of Jonathan and Patience Dammon. 

Jonathan, b. Jan. 14, 1794; Joseph Barker, b. May 6, 1795; Thoma3,b June 5, 1797; 
Patience, b. July 13, 1799; Ezekiel, b. Dec. 2, 1802; Samuel, b. Aug. 2, 1805. 

Offspring of Jonathan and Sarah Gardner. 

Jonathan, b. Feb. 27, 1790; Ansel, b. Sept. 5, 1791; Sarah, b. June 7, 1793; Ira, b. 
Feb. 19, 1795; Joanna, b. Dec. 23, 1797. 



Offspring of Ephraim and Jemima Hathaway. 

Richard, b. Sept. 29, 1784; Sabra, b. Jan. 25, 1786; Ephraim, b. March 21, 1788; 
Hiram, b. Nov. 14, 1789; Freeman, b. March 27, 1794. 

Offspring of Isaac and Rane Foster. 

Benjamin, b. April 30, 1781; Seth, b. Feb. 1, 1783; Rane, b. April 20, 1785; Pris- 
cilla, b. June 12, 1788; Isaac, b. Aug. 1, 1791; Abigail (Nabe), b. July 27, 1796; 
Carmel, b. Nov. 6, 1804. 

Offspring of Dominicus and Jane Record. 

Dominicus, b. June 26, 1788; Jane, b. March 8,1790; Samuel, b. Jan. 2, 1792; 
Martha, b. May 11, 1777. 

Offspring of Thomas and Susanna Lincoln. 

Ebenezer, b. April 23, 1795; Lucy, b. Nov. 27, 1796; Betsey, b. June 5, 1799; 
Thomas Foster, b. April 15, 1801; Susanna, b. March 4, 1805. 


Offspring of David and Mary Warren. 

Mary, b. May 1, 1788; Hannah, b. Feb. 11, 1790; Mark, b. March 3, 1792, d. Aug. 
14, 1793; Eunice, b. March 11, 1794; Johnston, b. Aug. 3, 1796; David, Jr., b. Jan. 
6, 1799. 

Offspring of Jonathan and Prudence Roberts. 

Jotham, b. Dec. 28, 1787; Lydia, b. Oct. 26, 1789; Daniel, b. Dec. 30, 1791; Han- 
nah, b. Dec. 22, 1794; William, b. March 27, 1793; Cyrus, b. April 21, 1803. 

Offspring of Jonathan and Remember Record. 

Jonathan b. April 12, 1782; Timothy Stetson, b. June 17, 1783; Sarah, b. Sept. 7, 

Offspring of James and Jane Manwell. 

Rebekah, b. Feb. 4, 1788; Benjamin, b. March 21, 1730; Jarius, b. April 14, 1792; 
John, b. Sept. 28, 1796. 

Offspring of John and Eleanor Irish. 

Rebekah, b. July 8, 1776; Abigail, b. Oct. 14, 1779; John, b. Nov. 14, 1782; Abiah, 
b. May 30, 1786; Elanor, b. Aug. 30,1788; Relief, b. April 13, 1791; Simeon, b. 
March 2, 1793. 

Offspring of Simeon and Rebekah Bicknell. 

Bally, b. April 23, 179C; David, b. Sept. 21, 1797; Samuel, b. June 6, 1799; Harriet, 
b. June 19, 1805; Almira, b. Sept. 24, 1807; Lucius, b. Oct. 24, 1808. 




A Berwick Company. A list of the Second foot Company in Berwick, in ye First 
Reig'mt in the County of York, where of Sr. William Pepperell Barronite is Colonal, 
Capt. Elisha Hill, Leiv'nt Benjamin Chadbourne and Ensine William Plaisted are Com- 
mission Ofeceirs, taken at Berwick ye 17th day of March, 1758, in ye 31st year of ye 
Reign of his Majesty King George ye 2d. 

Ser't Ephraim Joy, 
Ser't Thomas Abbot, 
Ser't Noah Nason, 
Ser't James Lord, 
Corp'll William Nason, 
Corp'll John Lord, tu'r 
Corp'll Nathaniel Nason, 
Corp'll James Warrin, Ju'r 
Drum'r Nathan Goodwin, 
Sam'll Nason, 
Sam'll Abbot, 
Moses Goodwin, 
Elias Grant, 
Joseph Nason, 
Ebenezer Abbot, 
Stephen Wood, 
Taylor Goodwin, 
Aaron Abbot, 
Aaron Lord, 
Richard Nason, Ju'r 
Sam'll Hodsdon, 
Richard Hodsdon, 
Thomas Lord, 
Alexander Jelleson, 
Gilbirt Hearl, 
James Gray, 
Joseph Emmery, 
Frethy Spencer, 
Jonathan Hambleton, 
Dan'l Goodwin, 
Peter Grant, 

Joseph Lord, 
Olden Warren, 
Moses Abbot, Ju'r 
Moses Goodwin, ye 4th, 
Richard Shackley, Ju'r 
Jabez Lord, 
John Abbot, 
Joshua Lord, 
Sam'll Abbot, Ju'r 
Will'm Warrin, 
Dan'll Hodsdon, 
John Hcdsdon, Ju'r 
Reuben Goodwin, 
John Hill, Ju'r 
Nath'll Davis, 
Samuel Nason, Jr. 
Moses Nason, 
Aaron Nason, 
John Benet, 
John Bragdon, 
Elisha Hearl, 
Richard Honeywell, 
Will'm Spencer, 
Will'm Vickar, 
Trustrum Warren, 
Will'm Nason, Ju'r 
Thomas Hearl, Ju'r 
Benjamin Abbot, 
Darling Huntres, 
James Goodwin, Ju'r 

Letter proh Wm. Pepperell, Sex. The following is a fragment of a letter of the 
Elder Wm. Pepperell to Gov. Shute of Massachusetts. 

"That In Obedience to your Warrant I have caused ye Men Under Meno'onul tc ba 
Lmprest, w'ch are ye last we have or can gett: There are sum of ye men Vjry poor & 
great Famallys, if yo'r Excellency Sees Feett to Dismiss them my son can Inform you 


who they are. I should have waited on Ton butt being lame are not able, butt hope 
Shall waite On you before you goo from hence, what Further Sarvice you have to com- 
mand me, I shall doue it to ye uttermost of my Power: and Am 

Yo'r Excell'ce Obed't Serv'tt, 

Wm. Pepperell. 
Kittery, May 11, 1717. 

Rich'd Long, Nathen Spinny, 

Robert Foy, Thomas Rogers, 

John Jording, John Pearce, 

Robert Hooper, Edward Hasen, 

Foxel Curtice, John Hedden, 

Wm. Tripe, John Barton, 

Wm. Standly, Jo's Tucker, 

Jamea Spinny, Rich'd Rice. 

Letter from Sir Willtam Pepperell. Dear Sir The Advice of your Appointment 
to be Gov'r in Chief of Louisbourg, gave me great Pleasure, and I congratulate you <fe 
the Gentlemen of the Garrison on yo'r Promotion; altho I may not have been so early 
in my Address on this head as others of your Friends, yet I begg Leave to assure your 
excellency I am as hearty therein, hoping You'll long eDjoy it, and that I shall have 
the yet further satisfaction of seeing Cape Breton and its; Dependencys annexed to the 
Crown of Great Britain, and become a flourishing Colony under Your Administration. 
And as yo'r excellency is satisfied from its situation it may be of the utmost Importance 
as well to the trade of Great Britain as the Security of all the Northern Colonys, I make 
not the least doubt, you and your Friends Interest will be employed in effectually secur- 
ing it in English hands, which from the late Success of our Ships in Europe, & Mr. 
Knowles's in the West Indies I flatter myself may be easily effected. 

I have applied for His Majestys Leave to go for Europe, which if I obtain, I propose 
myself the Pleasure of waiting on you at Louisbourg on my way thither <fc taking with 
me your eommands, in the mean tium if I can render You any acceptable Service here, 
I shall gladly court tho Occasion of letting You know how much I am Dear Sir Yo'r 
Excell'ys Most Faithful Humble Serv't, 

Wm. Pepperell. 

Boston, April 22d, 1748. 

His Excell'y Gov'r Hopson, &c. 

• J. H. S. F. 

Berry. Mr. Editor — Will you permit mo to complete the family record of Josiah 
Berry, a parcial account of which appears in the September number, on page 12. 

Josiah Berry m. Elizabeth Blackstono. Children: 

i Jeremiah, b. March 14, 1782; m. 1st, Mary Miller; 2d, Clemance L. Deprement. 

ii Edward, b. Sept 6,1783; m. 1st, Sybil Brown; 2d, Rebecca Puriogton; 3d, Nancy 

iii Eunice, b Sept. 13, 1785; m. Samuel neath. 

iv Betsey, b. Sept. 19, 1787; m. Eben Pratt. 

< 7 Lou, b. Feb. 25, 1790; m Robert Blackstone. 

vi Nicy. b. Jan. 28, 1792; never married. 
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vii Lucy, b. Dec. 17, 1794; never married. 


via Josiah, b. Sept. 8, 1796; m. Eunice Strout. 
ix Nancy, b. Feb. 1, 1799; m. 1st, Eben Pratt; 2d, Eben Oakes. 
x Dorcas, b. April 4, 1802; m. Charles Hinckley. 
xi Amos, b. July 17, 1805; never married. 
xii William, b. Aug. 9, 1808; m. Susan Russell. 
Lisbon Falls. EDWARD BERRY. 

Inscription ox a Tombstone in Littleton, Mass. Here lies ye Body of Dr. Enoch 
Dole of Lancaster .£ 33 years 5 raos & 3 days, (he unfortunately fell with 3 others ye 
9th of March 1776 by a Cannon Ball from our cruel & unnatural Foes ye British Troops 
while on his duty on Dorchester Point. 

No warning giv'n! Unceremonious fate! 

A fudden ruf h from Life's meredian joys. 

A wrench from all we are! from all we lore 

"What a change 

From yesterday! * Thy daring hope so near, 

Long laboured prize!) how ambition flushed 

Thy glowing cheek ambition truly great, 

Of virtuous praise 

And oh! ye last, last, what (can word express Thought read) 

ye last, last silence of a friend 

J. A. R. 


Chapman. Rev. Eliphaz Chapman was born in Newmarket, N. H. He was the first 
pastor of the second Congregational Society in Methuen, Mass., where he was settled 
in 1772, and retired after five years. In 1790 he moved to Bethel, Maine. The names 
and dates of birtb of his children as recorded on Methuen records were as follows ; 
Hannah, b. June 24, 1773; Eliphaz, b. June 17, 1775; Elizabeth, b. May 25,1777; 
Abigail, b. Dec. 29, 177S; George Whitefield, b. Dec. 25, 1780; Timothy, b. Feb. 17, 
1783; Samuel, b. Feb. 27, 1785. The wife of Rev. Eliphaz Chapman was Hannah 
Jackman of Newburyport. 

Swan. James Swan was one of the early settlers of Bethel. He moved there from 
Fryeburg, and was there at the time of the Indian raid in 1781. Hi3 ancestors were of 
Haverhill, but resided in that part of the town which in 1725 was incorporated as 
Methuen. His children born in Methuen, and recorded with the records of that town, 

were as follows: Elizabeth, b. January 13, ; Joseph Greely, b. Oct. 14,1748; 

Molly, b. Aug. 8, 1751; Sarah, b. Feb 9, 1756; Abigail, b. Aug. 25, 1758; James, b. 
Dec. 2, 1760; Elijah, b. July 5, 17C3; Anne, b. Sept 22, 1765 James Swan was 
married April 10, 174G, by Rev. Beniamin Parker of Haverhill, to Mary Smith. He 
moved fn m Methuen to Fryeburg, where other children were born, thence to Bethel 
about 1778. 

• Meaning his Entrance into Boston which fo foon took place db on which his Heart 

was much sett. 




We are obliged to defer the second installment of the Tilden 
Family Records until the next number, on account of the failure 
of a branch of the family to make returns. 

The History of the old Town of North Yarmouth is being pub- 
lished in numbers, two of which have already made their appear- 
ance. The work is under the supervision of Capt. A. TV. Corliss of 
the United States Army, who is a native of North Yarmouth, and 
has always shown a deep interest in the History of the town. 
We trust that an undertaking of such importance may meet with 
a hearty response and prove remunerative. 

The length of our genealogical articles in this number obliges 
us to omit our usual installment of Kittery Records. We shall 
continue them in our next issue. 

Capt. A. W. Corliss of the 8th U. S. Infantry, has compiled and 
printed a Genealogy of the Corliss Family. The composition and 
press work were done at a Military Post where Capt. Corliss is 
stationed, in Arizona Territory. The work is carefully compiled, 
and well printed and bound. 

In the preparation of the History of Brunswick, soon to be 
published, Dr. Wheeler is assisted by his brother H. W. Wheeler 
of Topsham. 

In the article on Eleazer Flagg, in this number, the following 
corrections should be made : On page 84, after "i John/ 7 strike 
out "d. Sept. 1799/' and read "i John, d. Dec. 16, 1797. " On 
page 86, strike out "(Prof., Evanston, 111.) " and read " of New- 
ton, Mass." 

A Genealogical Sketch of the Eddy Family, by Hon. W. Porter, 
will appear in the June number. 



I - 


Augusta, Me., June, 1877. 


Vol. II No. 4. 


Two brothers, George and Matnrin Ricker came from England 
to Dover, N. H. George appeared there in 1670 and was first 
taxed in 1672 at Cocheco. Tradition in the family says that he 
came over with old Parson Reyner, and at his expense ; and that, 
after repaying the Parson, his next earnings went to get his 
younger brother, Maturin, over. Maturin was not taxed in 1672, 
and the next lists are lost. But as to the Reyner matter, the diffi- 
culty is that the Parson came over in 1635, and died early in 1669. 
However, he owned landed property in England, and perhaps this 
tradition may give a clue to the Rickers as to the place George 
came from. George settled in what is now Rollingsford, near the 
Wentworth property. In fact, he and John Wentworth (the 
Elder's son) traded in land somewhat. Maturin must have lived 
near. Both of them, George and Maturin, were killed by the 
Indians June 4, 1706. The original Journal of Rev. John Pike, 
who was the minister at Dover, which is in the Library of the 

Note. — A large proportion of these records were obtained by those employed by Hon. 
John Wentworth in gathering materials for the Wentworth Genealogy, and were pub- 
lished in the Dover Enquirer by Dr. A.H. Quint of Dover. We have been able to make 
important additions to the Maine families and to correct some typographical and other 
errors. It ia quite probable that errors still exist, though we trust they are few. — Ed. 




Massachusetts Historical Society, says, under date of June 4, 
1T06: "George Riccar and Maturin Riccar, of Cocheco, were 
6lain by the Indians ; George was killed while running- up the lane 
Dear the garrison ; Maturin was killed in his field, and his little 
son [Noah] carried away." The "garrison" was Heard's, which 
stood in the garden of the late Friend Bangs. The "lane" was 
the now cross road just at the southern base of Garrison Hill. 

George Ricker married Eleanor Evans. Her father had been 
killed by the Indians; doubtless the " Mr. Evans" whom Pike 
mentions as killed in the massacre, in a time of profound peace. 
Rebecca Ricker is now living in Lebanon, Me., whose grandfather 
was ten years old when his father, the emigrant, was killed, and 
much older when his mother, that Eleanor Evans, died. Rebecca 
says that the Indians chained Mr. Evans to Mr. Waldron's barn 
as they set it on fire, and he was burned to death. She also says 
that Eleanor's brother was killed at that time, and records sustain 
her assertion ; but this may not be quite correct, inasmuch as a 
young John Evans appears by other documents, to have been 
taken prisoner then, who died a captive not long after. He was 
doubtless supposed to be among the killed. 

George Ricker 1 by his wife Eleanor had nine children, as follows : 

3 i Judith , b. Feb. 1, 1CS1. She was once a captive. Pike says, 26 July, 1696: 
" Being sacrament day. An Ambush of Indians laid between Capt Ger- 
rish's field and Tobias Hanson's orchard, shot upon the poor people return- 
ing from Meeting, killed Nicholas Otis, Mary Downs, and Mary^Jones. 
Wounded Richard Otis, Anthony Lowdeo, and Experience Heard, took 
John Tucker, Nicholas Otis's wife and Judith Riccar." Belnap adds tha^ 
the captives were taken to Penobscot, but they soon found their way home. 
This ambush was almost precisely where the Congregational church stands. 
Judith was home again 14 April, 1699, for on that day Parson Pike mar- 
ried her to Thomas Home. She had four children, Sarah, Ichabod, 
Thomas, and William, and waa ancestress of various Home families stilj 
flourishing. But she died, and he married Esther somebody, and had five 
more children. 

t 4 ii John, b. April 1, 16S2. 

5 Hi Mary, b. March 22, 1685; m. William Twombly, son of John, and grandson 
of the emigrant Ralph. She was with her father when he was killed, but, 
although fired upon, she escaped by rapid running. 

■f 6 iv Maturin, b. Feb. 1, 1686. 

7 y Elizabeth, b. Aug. 8, 1690; probably the one who married, 1st, Bartholomew 
Stevenson, Jun., son of Bartholomew and Mary (Clark) Stevenson. He, 
too, was killed by the Indians, 30 June, 1709. She married, 2d, an Ab- 
bott, and had several children. By her first marriage she had only Debo- 
rah, who married Benjamin Wentworth. 



7 ri Hannah, b. May 12, 1693; m. 23 July, 1720, William Jones, and had at 
least three children, viz: Eleanor (who married her cousin, Benjamin 
Stanton), William, and Hannah. 
f 8 vii Ephraim, b. Feb. 15, 1696. 

9 viii Eleanor, b. Feb. 15, 1699; m. Benjamin Stanton, who came from England; 
and had several children. Her son Benjamin married his cousin Eleanor 
Jones, as above, and was ancestor of Prof. Jonathan Y. Stanton, of Bates 
f 10 ix George, b. Feb. 19, 1702; m. Jemima Busby. 

Maturin Ricker 1 , the younger brother of George the emigrant, 
was married and had at least four children. The name of his wife 
and dates of birth of his children have not been ascertained. His 
children were : 

f 11 i Maturin, b. ; m. . 

t 12 ii Joseph, b. ; m. . 

13 iii Noah, b. ; who was captured a boy when his fathef was killed. He was 

carried to Canada, was educated, became a Catholic priest, and remained 

14 iv Sarah, b. . She was about four years old when her father was killed. 

She became the second wife of John Wingate, son of John, and grandson 
of the emigrant John Wingate, who settled on the Wingate place, in 
Dover, more than two hundred years ago. She left descendants. 

Third Generation. 

4 John Ricker married ITannah, daughter of Jabez and Dorcas 
Garland, and they had fourteen children : 

15 i Elizabeth, b. June 15, 1716; m. Ebenezer Nock, son of Sylvanus and Sarah 

(Drisco) Nock, and had four children. She died and he married, 2d, Mary 
(Randall), widow of George Ricker, who was a son of Maturin, and grand- 
son of the first George Ricker. 

16 ii Olive, b. Nov. 22, 1738. 

17 iii Judith, b. Nov. 15, 1720; m. William Plaisted. 
f 18 iv Phineas, b. April 6, 1722. 

t 19 v Nathaniel, b. April 15, 1724. 

20 vi Benjamin, b. May 9, 1726; d March 12, 1728. 

21 vii Lydia, b March 30, 1728; d. April 26, 1729. 

22 viii Benjamin, b. Aug. 15, 1729; d. Jan. 12, 1754. 
t 23 ix Paul, b. Jan. 14, 1731. 

24 x Lydia, b. Jan. 9, 1734; d. Nov. 15, 1754. 

25 xi Ebenezer, b. Sept. 12, 1737. 
t 26 xii Daniel, b. April 9, 1740. 

27 xiii John, b. May 31, 1742. 

28 xiv Hannah, b. Oct. 12, 1744. 

G Maturin Ricker married ITannah, daughter of George and 
Mary (Xatt) Hunt of Xewington. He was admitted to the first 


church in Dover, June 3, 1722, and afterwards dismissed to Som- 
ersworth. Children : 

29 i Abigail, b. Aug. 18, 1713; m. Samuel Nock, son of Sylvanus and Sarah 
(Drisco) Nock. Among their children wa3 Sobriety Nock, b. 14 June, 
1740, who married Moses Ricker, son of Ephraim, and grandson of the 

I first George. Abigail had six ohildren in all. 

30 ii Mary, b. June 14, 1715. 
f 31 iii George, b. Feb. 23, 1717. 

32 iv Maturin, b. July 23, 1719; m. a Downs and moved to Newcastle, Maine. 
f 33 v Richard, b. Aug. 8, 1721. 

34 vi Bridget, b. May — , 1723; m. John Clark. . 
f 35 vii Reuben, b. Jan. 29, 1724. 

36 viii Dorcas, b. Sept. 24, 1727; m. Moses Ricker. 

37 ix Hannah, bap. Aug. 26, 1729. 

38 x Samuel, b. May 20, 1730. 

39 xi Bildad, b. March 15, 1734; m. a Roberts, and lived in Newcastle, Maine. 

40 xii Mercy, b. March 30, 1736. 

S Ephraim Ricker married first, Nov. 1, 1720, Dorcas, daugh- 
ter of Jabez and Dorcas Garland, born 3 April, 1698. lie married, 
second, Sarah, daughter of Gershom Wentworth, who was deacon 
in the First Dover church, and son of Elder William Wentworth. 
lie lived in Somersworth, under the west side of Otis's hill. He 
died Dec, 1773; his widow died Dec, 1778. His children were, 
by his first wife : 

41 i Tamsen, b. ; m. John Tibbetts. She d. a widow, in Dover, May 14, 1789. 

k 42 ii Jonathan, b. . 

43 iii Eleanor, b. ; m. John Ricker. 

44 iv Dorcas, b. Nov. 30, 1733; m. before 1762, Job Clement3. Job was son of 

James, son of Job, son of old Counsellor Job. He had been married be- 
fore, viz: to Mary Robert?. Dorcas had four children. 
t 45 v Nicholas, b. ab. 1735. 

46 vi Mary, b. ab. 1737; married BeDjamin Stanton, of Berwick, Me., son of Ben- 
jamin Stanton (who came from England), by his wife Eleanor, daughter of 
the emigrant George Ricker. She was his second wife; his first wife was 
her cousin, Eleanor Jones, daughter of William and Hannah (Ricker) 
Jones. They lived in Berwick, Me., and had six children. 

f 47 vii Moses, b. Jan. 3, 1739. 

f 48 viii Aaron, b. ab. 1742. 

49 ix Sarah, b. April 19, 1744; married James Clements, son of Abner, and nephew 
of Job who married her sister Dorcas. They lived in Somersworth, and 
had five children. 
t 50 x Lemuel, b. Oct. 18, 1747. 

51 xi Miriam, b Nov. 7, 1751, died single 1800. 

52 xii Ezekiel, b. ; d. single in the army during the War for Independence. 



10 George Ricke-r, Jr., married Jemima Busby, and lived in 
Berwick. Children : 

f 53 i Ephraim, b. ; m. Susannah Leighton. 

54 ii Daniel, b. . 

55 ill James, b. . 

56 iv Dolly, b. . 

57 v Betty, b. . 

58 vi Polly, . 

11 Matcrix Ricker, Jr., m. Lucy Wallingford. Children: 

t 59 i Moses, b. . 

60 ii Sarah, b. . 

f 61 iii Ebenezer, b. in 1741. 

62 iv Patience, m. a Pierce of Lebanon, Me. 

63 v Amos, b . 

t 64 vi David, b.— , 1751. 

12 Joseph Ricker lived in Somersworth. With wife Eliza- 
beth, he was admitted to the Dover First church 22 March, 1T30, 
and both were afterwards dismissed to Somersworth church, — no 
date given. lie afterwards lived in Berwick. He married, 1st, 
16 Nov., 1720, Elizabeth, daughter of Jabez aud Dorcas Garland ; 
2d, in Berwick, 17 Dec, 1761, Mary May. His will,* dated 19 
Jan., 1771, mentions wife Mary, and all the following children 
except Sarah and the first Joseph. 

t 65 i John, b. in Dover Aug. 21, 1721. 

66 ii Sarah, b. Feb. 3, 1723-4. 

f 67 iii Noah, bap. at Dover July 20, 1726; m. Margaret, daughter of Simon Emery. 

68 iv Joseph, bap. June 9, 1728; d. young. 

69 v Mehitable,b. ; m. Samuel Erackett; lived in Berwick and had four 


70 vi Joshua, b. ; m. in Berwick June 23, 1756, Betsey Drew. 


t 71 vii Jabez, b. ab. 1741. 

72 viii Tristram, b. ; married in Berwick Jan. 6, 1765, Agnes Chick. He was 

living in 1830, aged 96. 
t 73 ix Joseph, b. in Berwick Dec. 9*, 1746. 

* Will of Joseph Bicker. 

In the name of God, Amen. 

I, Joseph Bicker of Berwick in the County of York, Yeoman, this nineteenth day of 
January, 1771, of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given to God, do make and 
ordain this my last will and testament: that is to say, principally and first of all I give 
and recommend my soul into the hands of God who gave it, and my body I recommend 
to the Earth to be buried in a decent and Christian burial at the discretion of my Ex- 
ecutors, nothing doubting but at the resurrection I shall receive the same again by the 
mighty power of God; and as touching such worldly estate it hath pleased God to blesa 


, me with, in this life, I give, demise and dispose of the same in the following manner 
and form: * 

Imprimis. I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Mary Ricker, all the house" 
hold furniture and clothing she brought with her to me for her own use and disposal 
forever, and she to have the use of one of my Negro girls during her natural life, and 
my said wife to have a comfortable support and maintenance out of the estate I shall 
give my two sons, Tristram and Joseph, and they equally to provide for her and she to 
have a comfortable room in my dwelling-house during her natural life. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my well beloved son John Ricker, all the estate I 
have in the town of Somersworth, in the Province of New Hampshire, to him, his heirs 
and assigns forever. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my well beloved son Noah Ricker, all that land I pur- 
chased of John Morrell, Jedediah Morrell and Robert Allen which my said son Noah 
is now in possession of, to him and his heirs and assigns forever. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my well beloved son Joshua Ricker, five shillings, to 
be paid him by my executors hereafter named, which with what I have heretofore given 
him is his full share of my Estate. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my well beloved son Jabez Ricker, all my land where 
he now dwells by the Cross road (so called), containing by estimation one hundred and 
seven acres, to him,. his heirs and assigns forever, he paying my executors hereafter 
named twenty-five pounds, lawful money, within twelve months after my decease. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my well beloved sons Tristram Ricker and Joseph 
Ricker, all my homestead farm, my house, barn, mill, stock of Cattle, Negroes and all 
the residue of my Estate, real and personal, in Berwick and elsewhere, to be divided 
equally between them and to their heirs and assigns forever, excepting what I shall 
hereafter give to my daughter Mehitable Brackett, and my said two sons Tristram and 
Joseph to pay equally between them all my just debts, funeral charges, and support my 
wife as above directed; and my will is that my son Noah Ricker and his heirs and 
assigns to have liberty of passing from the lands I have given him through the lands I 
have given my two sons Tristram and Joseph to the highway through bars or gate3 to 
be kept for that purpose, and my sons Tristram and Joseph to have the same liberty of 
passing through the lands I have given my said son Noah. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my well beloved daughter Mehitable Brackett, wife of 
Samuel Brackett, Jun'r, all my household furniture after the decease of myself and 
wife, which is her full portion of my estate. 

Item. I likewise constitute, make and ordain my two sons Tristram Ricker and Jo- 
seph Ricker Executors of this my last will and testament, and I hereby utterly disallow, 
revoke and disannul all and every other former testaments, wills and legacies and be- 
quests and Executors by me in any ways before named, willed and bequeathed, ratifying 

and affirming this and no other to bo my last will and testament. 


In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and the year 

above written. his 

Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and declared by the said Joseph Ricker as his 

last will and testament, in presence of U3 the subscribers, Benja. Chadbourne, Stephen 

Pray, Jona. Chadbourne, Paul Gutteridgo. 

York, ss — December 10, 1772. The foregoing will wa3 this day duly proved by the 
oaths of Stephen Pray, Jonathan Chadboarne and Paul Gutteridge, in common form, 
before me, Jonathan Sayward, Judge Probate. 

Recorded from the original by David Sewall, Rtf/r. 

York Co. Prob. Rec, vol. 12, pp. 213, 14. 


Fourth Generation. 

18 Phineas Picker, son of John, married, 1st, Tamsen Riggs, 
2d, Deborah, daughter of John and Deborah (Church) Roberts, 
and widow of Capt. Thomas Miller. He was of Somersworth. 
By his first wife he had : 

74 i Phineas, b. . 

75 ii John, b. Feb. 25, 1751. 

76 iii Wentworth, b. . 

77 iv Mark, b. . 

By second wife: 

78 v Tamsen, b. Feb. 13, 1761. 

79 vi Margaret, b. . 

80 vii Dorcas, b. . 

19 Nathaniel Ricker married Mercy, daughter of Sylvanus 
and Sarah (Drisco) Nock, and moved from Somersworth to New- 
castle, Me. He had : 

81 i Lydia, b. Sept. 24, 1747. 

82 ii Benjamin, b. May 6, 1755. 

83 iii Nathaniel, b. Nov. 13, 1756. 

84 iv Paul, b. Oct. 11, 1765. 

23 Paul Ricker married Abigail Hodgdon. He was drowned, 
Tate's record says. He had : 

85 i Gershom, b. ; m. at Dover June 10, 1776, Anna Garland. 

86 ii Elizabeth, b. . 

87 iii Olive, b. . 

88 iv Paul, b. . 

89 v Joseph, b. . 

26 Daniel Ricker married Lucy Cromwell, daughter of a 
Cromwell who married Esther, daughter of Sylvanus and Sarah 
(Drisco) Nock. He had : 

90 i Esther, b. Feb. 28, 1763. 

91 ii Rath, b. March 28, 1765. 

92 iii John, b. Dec. 23, 1767. 

93 iv Caleb, b. Jan. 15, 1770. 

94 v Eliag, b. June 20, 1772. 

95 vi Ilannah, b. Oct. 18, 1774. 

96 vii Jeremiah, b. Sept. 27, 1775. 

97 viii Daniel, b. April 1, 1777. 


31 George Ricker, son of Maturin, married Mary Randall ; 
she afterwards married Ebenezer Nock. George had : 

98 i Hannah, b. . 

99 ii Elizabeth, b. . 

100 iii Levi, b. July 30, 1747; married Feb. 13, 1772, Abigail Weymouth, and had 
among others Weymouth who married Mary T. Wentworth. 

101 iv Judith, b. . 

102 v Abigail, b. . 

103 vi George, . 

33 Richard Ricker married Abigail Carter. He was of Som- 
. ersworth, N. H., but Dec. 13, 1747, he bought of Ichabod Rollins 
an estate in Berwick, for which he paid £2000, and removed there. 
His will is dated July 7, 1789, and was probated Feb. 18, 1793. 
He names his wife Abigail, and children Dodipher, Samuel, Debo- 
rah, William, Simeon, Molly, Nabby, and grandchild Laurana, 
daughter of deceased son George. His children, which we are 
not able to arrange according to their ages, were as follows : 

104 i Dodipher, b. ; m. ; lived in Sanford. 

105 ii Samuel, b. ; m. Deo. 5, 1774, HaDnah Joy. 

106 iii William, b. ; m. April 2, 177S, Amy Hobbs. 

t 107 iv Reuben, b. — , 1759; m. Hannah Gould of Elliott. 

108 v Simeon, b. ; m. Feb., 1769, Sarah Goodwin. 

109 vi Levi, b. ; m. 

110 vii Deborah, b. ; m. April 17, 1772, Samuel Dennett. 

111 viii Mary, b. ; m. , Daniel McCrillis. 

x 112 ix Abigail, b. ; m. , Hunkin Dennett. 

113 x George, b. . m. ; died young. 

3*5 Reuben Ricker married Elizabeth Randall, and died in 
Canada during the war. He had : 

114 i Lydia, b . 

115 ii Sarah, b. . 

116 iii Enoch, b. ; m. Jan. 2, 1776. 

f 117 iv Henry, b. . 

45 Nicholas Ricker, son of Ephraim, married Elizabeth, 
daughter of William and Mary (Ricker) Twombly. Children : 

118 i Ezckiel. 

119 ii Isaac. 

120 iii Nicholas, who married a daughter of Daniel Randall, who once lived near 
• Clarke's tavern. His daughter Mary married her second cousin, William Twombly, 

who lived near Nock's Marsh. 




Rev. William Eddy, A. M., was Yicar of Saint Dunstan's Church 
in Cranbrook, County of Kent, England, from 1589 to 1616. He 
was a gentleman of much method and order in all his move- 
ments in the parish. He was a strict Episcopalian, and did very 
much for his church and parishioners. All the loose registers of 
the parish dating back from 1588 were collected, arranged, and 
properly entered by him in a new parchment book purchased by 
him expressly for that purpose. For his services he was paid by 
the parish the sum of four pounds. He beautifully engrossed 
about eighty of its folio pages, besides illuminating others. On 
one page therein is the following entry: "Paid that was spent in 
charges riding to Canterbury for to carry in the first money gath- 
ered here for Virginia." 

R. H. Eddy, Esq., of Boston, visited Cranbrook in 1859, and 
the records were then in a good state of preservation. I am in- 
debted to Mr. Eddy for the above information. 

Rev. William Eddy married Mary Foster, Nov. 20, 1587. Their 
Bon Samuel was born 1608. 

Samuel Eddy, 2 son of Rev. William, came in the ship Handmaid 
to Plymouth, in 1630. 'By wife Elizabeth he had 

John, b. Dec. 23, 1637; Zecheriub, 1G39; Caleb, 1613; Obadiah, 1645; and Hannah' 
Jnne 23, 1647. 

He lived in Plymouth, Middleboro' and Swanzey. He died 1688, 
and his wife died 1682, aged 81. 

John Eddy, 3 son of Samuel, b. Dec. 25, 1637, was of Taunton ; 
married first wife, Susanna Paddock, Nov. 12, 1665, by whom he 

Mary, b. Mar. 14, 1667, and John, b. Jan. 19, 1671. 

His wife died Mar. 14, 1672; and he married second, Deliver- 
ance Owen of Braintree, May 1, 1672, by whom he had 


Mercy 4, b. July 5, 1673; Hannah 4, Dec. 6, 1676; Ebenezer4, May 16, 1679; Elea- 
*er 4, Oct. 16, 1681; Joseph 4, Jan. 4, 1683; Benjamin 4, 1685; Abagail4; Jonathan 4, 
Dec. 15, 1689; Susanna 4, Sept. 18, 1692; Patience 4, June 27, 1696. 

Savage says he had third wife, Hepsibah, and died at Tisbury, 
May 27, 1715, both of which are errors. 

John 3 Eddy, Sen., carpenter, died in Tannton, Nov. 27, 1695. 
His estate was divided, Aug. 12, 1696, between widow Deliverance 
and children. His widow, Deliverance, was living as late as Mar. 
26, 1739, when Eleazer Eddy of Norton called her his honored 
mother Deliverance Smith, she having married again. 

Eleazer Eddy 4 , of John 3 , was twice married ; first to Elizabeth 
Randall, 1701, Mar. 27; second, to Elizabeth Cobb, 1722, Feb. 6. 
His children by first wife were, probably, 

John 5, Caleb 5, Eleazer 5, Joshua 5, Elizabeth 5 Penney, Hannah 5 Wilter, and 
Charity Baker. 

Children by second wife, 

ObediahS; Jonathan 5, 1726; and Oliver 5. 

He died Dec. 8, 1739. *He lived in that part of Norton now 
Mansfield, all originally Taunton. 

Jonathan 5 Eddy, son of Eleazer 4 , b. in Mansfield, 1726-7, m. 
Mary, dau. of Dr. William and Zebiah Sweeting Ware,* of Nor- 
ton, May 4, 1749, by George Leonard, Esq. Their children, all 
born in Norton, were : 

Jonathan,6 Jr., b. Jan. 23, 1750; William 6, b. Aug. 16, 1752; Ibrook 6, b. Jan. 9, 
1754; Elias6, b. Nov. 30, 1757. \ 

Col. Jonathan 5 Eddy died in Eddington, 1804, and his widow 
Mary in 1814. 

Jonathan Eddy was an officer in Col. Scott's Regiment at Fort 
Cumberland, N. S., for several months in 1755, in the French war. 
He was "Captain of a Company of Foot in his Majesty's service 
in a Regiment raised by the Province of Massachusetts Bay for 
the reduction of Canady, whereof Thomas Doty, Esquire, was 
Colonel/' serving from Mar. 13th to Dec. 10, 1758. He also raised 
a company for Col. Joseph Frye's regiment, which was stationed 
at Fort Cumberland, N. S., serving as Captain from April 2, 1759, 

* Dr. William 4 Ware of Norton and Dighton, was son of John 3 and Mehetable Chapin 
Ware of Wrentham, born July 4, 1697. John 3 Ware, Jr., was son of John 2 and Mary 
Metcalf Ware of Wrentham. born 1670. John 2 Ware was son of Robert and Margaret 
Hunter Ware (original settlers in Dedbam, Mass.) born 1648. Robert 1, died 1699. 


to Sept. 30, 1T60. (His order book being in possession of the 
writer.) In 1764 he removed with his family to Fort Cumberland, 
N. S., where he was Provost Marshal, and where he lived until 
the breaking out of the Revolutionary "War, when he fled with 
others to Massachusetts. He was at Washington's Headquarters, 
Cambridge, Mar. 27, 1776. Gen. Washington, in a letter, recom- 
mended him to Congress ; he proceeded to Philadelphia, but 
Congress referred him to Massachusetts, where, Sept. 5, 1776, he 
received authority to proceed, and was furnished with supplies. 
He went to Nova Scotia, captured the sloop Molly, with a valuable 
cargo and some prisoners, and attacked Fort Cumberland, Nov. 12, 
1776, but from lack of a sufficient force did not meet with much 
success. He was afterwards at Machias, Aug. 7, 1777, with a 
Regimental organization, preparing for another attack upon Nova 
Scotia, and when that town was attacked bv the British fleet, 
Aug. 13, 14, 15, he was probably the officer in command. The 
expedition to Nova Scotia having been given up, he returned to 
Mansfield, Mass., removing to Sharon in 1781. 

May 16, 1782, "At a meeting of the Freeholders of Sharon, Col. 
Jonathan Eddy was chosen to represent them at the Great and 
General Court of Massachusetts for the eusuing year." 

Aug. 9, 1782, "Voted that Col. Jonathan Eddy be appointed to 
join other towns in advising and making a passage for ye fish 
called alewives, shad, and other fish passing up the Neponset 

Note. — The other towns, Milton, Stoughton, Dorchester, also appointed Committees; 
but Col. Eddy seems to have been active. Mr. D.iniel Leeds kept tavern at the Lower 
Mills in Dorchester, by side of Neponset river, and these Committees met at his house 
Here is Col, Eddy's bill: 

" 1782. Colonel Eddy to Daniel Leeds. 

Sept. 9. To 5 quarts Rum, 2s per Qut. 
" Breakfast for 5 men 
■ " Dinner for 8 men, 
10. " Dinner for 8 men, and to Breakfast for 8 men, 
** 4 suppers, 

13 mug3 of Cyder, seperate from meals, 
J pint of Rum, 2 mugs Cyder, 

2 7 6 

May 12, 1783. "Col. Jona. Eddy was chosen Representative to 
Great and General Court." 
















In 1184, he removed his family to Township No. 10, East of 

Penobscot river, at first Eddytown plantation, now Eddington, 

where, with nineteen other refugees from Nova Scotia, he was 

granted land by a Resolve of the Massachusetts Legislature, June 

29, 1785, he receiving 1,500 acres. 

In 1185 he bought the schooner Blackbird, of Messrs. Stephen 
and Ralph Cross of Newburyport, she being the first vessel owned 
on "Penobscot River." 

In 1190 he was appointed by Governor John Hancock, the first 
Register of Probate for the County of Hancock, and a Special 
Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, for both of which offices 
he was qualified, Aug. 17, 1790, before Paul Dudley Sargent and 
William Vinal. 

In 1796, the Commissioners appointed by Massachusetts to make 
a new treaty with the Penobscot Indians, having made the treaty, 
all parties acknowledged their signatures before Mr. Eddy. 

Mar. 13, 1800, Silas Lee writes from Congress "that a bill has 
passed extending the Post road from Buckstown to Eddytown, 
and I shall reccomend you for Postmaster, because I think you a 
very honest man." 

In 1801, Congress granted lands to the refugees from the British 
Provinces of Canada and Nova Scotia. Mr. Eddy received four 
. warrants of land in the Chilicothe District in Ohio, containing 
about one thousand acres. The original warrants, bearing date 
May 7, 1802, and signed Th. Jefferson, President, and James 
Madison, Secretary of State, are in my possession. During the 
residence of Col. Eddy at Eddington his justice business was 
enormous, judging from the mass of papers left, he having been 
the first Justice of the Peace on what was then called "Penobscot 

Jonathan Eddy, Jr., 6 born Jan. 28, 1750, mar. Rebecca Hicks. 
He was cast away in the Bay of Fundy, 1808. His descendants 
are in Nova Scotia; his widow living in Sackville, N. S., 1848. 


William Eddy, 6 of Jonathan, 5 b. Aug. 16, 1752, m. Olive Morse. 
Children were : { 

Joseph 7, b. 177D, m. Elia Rowe; William 7, b. 1775, m. Rachel P. Knapp; Mary 7, 
b. 1778, in. Geo. Lawrence. 

He was a Lieut, in Continental Army ; killed by a shot from a 
British frigate, May 3, 1778. His widow m. Ilezekiah King, and 


was living with her son George King, in Nova Scotia, in 1848, at 
the age of 96. 

Joseph Eddy 7 , of William 6 , b. — of Eddington, m. Elizabeth 
Rowe, Dec. 23, 1S0O. Their children were : 

EIisha8, b. 1S07, m. Lucy Pullen; George S, b. 1801, m. Eliza Colbath; Caroline 8, 
m. James Adams; Olive 8, b. 1813, m. Geo. Ilodsdon; Mary 8, b. 1817; Sarah 8, b.1815; 
WilliamS, b. 1819; Timothy S, b. 1821; Josephs, b. 1S23. 

William 7 Eddy, Jr., of William 6 , b. 1775, of Corinth, m. Rachel 
P. Knapp, Nov. 17, 1796, by Rev. Seth Noble. Their children 

Jonathan, b. 1797, m. Eliza Merrill, d. 1876; Olive, b. 1799, m. Sam Campbell; Wil- 
lard, b. 1801, m. Elis Goodwin; Sylvester, m. Elmira Goodwin; Roxanna, m. John 
Campbell; Temperance, m. Hon. Noah Barker; Marcia, Charles K. 

His wife died in Corinth, July 11, 1S69. In his will he gives 
his son Jonathan M., his "Gun which I hold dear on account of 
its having been the property of our grandfather Col. Jona. Eddy 
during the war which terminated in the liberty of our country." 

Elias Eddy 6 , of Jonathan 5 , b. Nov. 30, 1757, m. Mary Sabine. 
Had children — 

Oliver 7, m. Widow Hartlen; William 7, went to New York; Lovina7, m. Hinckley; 
Elizabeth 7, m. Butler; Experience 7, m. Stockwell; Mary 7, m. Bedle. 

Both parents lived and died in Eddington. 


Ibjook Eddy 6 , of Col. Jonathan 5 , Eddington, b. in Mansfield, 
Jan. 9, 1754, m. Lona, dau. of Samuel Pratt, second, of Mansfield, 
Nov. 2, 1778 ; she b. May 6, 1760. Children were : 

Jonathan, b in Mansfield, Jan. 31, 17S0; d. young. 

Experience, b. do. June 5, 1782; d. July 10, 1791. 

Ware, b. do. May 3, 1784; m. Nancy Clapp. 

Nancy, b. in Eddington, Aug. 8, 178C; m. Dan Collins, d. Sept. 22, 1832. 

Rachel, b. do. Feb. 22, 178S; m. Moses Collins. 

Eleazer, b. do. Oct. 10, 1789; m. Sylva Campbell. 

Abigail, b. do. Sept. 29, 1791; m. Moses Knapp. 

Mary, b. do. Nov. 26, 1793; m. Jesse Comins. 

Sylvia, b. do. Aug. 21, 1796; m. Beriah Clapp. 

Experience, b. do. April 19, 1800; m. Geo. Crane. 

His first wife died, and he married, second, widow Celia Wild, 
without issue. He removed to Eddington in 1785, where he was 
an active man in town affairs, and died Jan., 1834. 

Ware 7 Eddy, son of Tbrook 8 , of Eddington, b. in Mansfield, 
Mass., May 3, 1784 ; d. Nov. 20, 1852. First wife was Nancy 
Clapp, to whom he was married by Park Holland, Esq., May 3 ; 



died Mar. 23, 1829. Second wife was Olive Foster of Winthrop, 
April 11, 1830, by Luther Eaton, Esq. Children were: 

Col Jonathan 8, b. Aug. 1, 1811, m. Caroline Bailey, Mar. 5, 1839; d. Aug. 24, 1865, 
in Bangor. Lucy Clapp 8, b. Aug. 3, 1S13, m. Horace Blackman, Nov. 27, 1835. Lona 
Pratt8, b. July 15, 1815; d. July 23, 1818. Celia WildS, b. Sept. 10, 1817, m. Edwin 
Eddy, Jan. 23, 1840. Darius 8 TV"., b. Aug. 17, 1819, m. 1st, Eliza Blackman, Mar. 1, 
1849; m. 2d, Eliza Tapley, Feb. 13, 1855. Mercy WildS, b. June 28, 1821. Lona 
Pratt 8, b Aug. 31, 1S22. Nancy Clapp 8, b Dec, 22, 1824, m. Newell Avery. Jan. 3, 
1843. Eliza Hollands, b. Feb. 27, 1S27, m. Sewall Avery. Cyrus 8, b. Nov. 8, 1830. 
Ware 8, b. April 6, 1834. Marion 3, b. Sept. 4, 1838, m. Ezra Richardson, Dec. 1, 1865 ; 
d. Apr. 10, 1867. Lavinia 8, b. Sept. 2, 1842, m. Henry Foster, Aug. 12, 1S65. 

Mr. Ware was a much respected and valued citizen of Edding- 
ton, and his death was a public loss. 

Eleazer 7 , of Ibrook 6 , b. Oct. 10, 17S9, in Eddington ; d. Mar. 
13, 1826; m. Sylva Campbell. Children were: 

TimothyS, b. 1814, m. — Howe. Edwin 8, b. 1816, m Celia Eddy. AngelineS, b- 
1817, in. Charles G. Richardson of Burlington, Me. Sahara 8, b. 1S19, m. W. E. Han- 
eon. Henry 8, b. 1821. Ware 8, b. 1823. 

Widow married Ezra Richardson, Esq., of Burlington. 


A cable telegram announces the death at London, on Tuesday, 
May 29th, of the well known historian, John Lothrop Motley, 
LL. D., at the age of 63 years. He was born in the vicinity of 
Boston in 1814; graduated from Harvard College in 1831; went 
to German}- and pursued his studies in the universities of Gotingen 
and Berlin ; returned to Boston, studied law and was admitted to 
practice in 1836. He had but little taste or aptitude for the 
practice of law, and devoted himself to literature. lie made 
frequent contributions to the literary journals of the day, and also 
wrote two historical novels founded on the life and eccentricities 
of " Morton of Men^T/mount." He was secretary of legation at 
St. Petersburg in 1S49, minister to Austria from 1861 to 1867, 
and for a short time minister to England in 1869. His most 
elaborate work is the Rise of the Dutch Republic, which ranks 
among the best historical productions of the century. His other 
historical works are the History of the United Netherlands and 
Life of John of Barneveld the great Dutch statesman. 

The father of the historian, Thomas Motley, was born in Port- 
land and educated as a merchant in the counting room of the late 
James Deering. lie subsequently went into business in Boston, 
and married a daughter of Dr. John Lothrop. The Motley family 
is of Irish descent. John Motley, the emigrant ancestor, came 
from Belfast, Ireland, to Portland in 1731:. His youngest son, 
Thomas, was the grandfather of the historian, and Charles Motley 
aged 91, an uncle of the historian, now lives in Deering, near 
Pride's Bridge. 




Capt. John Frost m. Mary, dau. of William Pepperell, Esq., 
Sept. 4, 1702. 

Mr. Peletiah Whittemore m. Margery, dau. William Pepperell, 

Esq., Nov. 14, 1106. Children : 

Peletiah, b. Jan. 26, 1707-8; William, b. Mar. 10, 1710-11; Mary, b. Nov. 2, 1712; 
Joel, b. Deo. 15, 1716. 

Samuel, son of James and Lydia Pickernel, b. Sept. 2, 1705. 

Mary, b. Oct. 20, 1708. 

Nathaniel, son of John Croad, b. Aug. 26, 1707. 

Priscilla, b. Jan. 1, 1712; d. June 2, 1712. 

Elihu, son of Elihu, Jr., and Mary Gunnison, b. Mar. 8, 1706-7. 

Mary, b. July 9, 1709. 

John Chapman m. Rachel, dau. of John Ingersoll, March 30, 
1710. Children : 

John, b. Feb. 14, 1710-11; William, b. Nov. 20, 1712; Abraham, b. April 14, 1714; 
Mary, b. Feb. 4, 1715-6; Isaac, b Jan. 9, 1711-8; Jacob, b. March 5, 1719-20, died 
April following. 

John Rogers m. Hannah Fog, May 21, 1704. Children : 

Richard, b. April 10, 1705; George, born July 22, 1708; Hannah, b. June 1, 1710; 
Mary, b July 2, 1713; Margaret, b. Jan. 31, 1715-6; Keziah, b. Mar. 5, 1717-8; 
John, b. Oct. 5, 1723. 

John, son of John and Sarah Decker, b. March 29,' 1707. 

Sarah, b. May 10, 1709; Mary, b. March 1, 1710-11. 

Sarah Jackson, dau. Mary Tredish, b. Feb. 7, 1731, d. Nov. 
15, 1736. 

George Jackson m. Joanna, dau. of William Pepperell, Esq., 
Mar. 20, 1710-11, by Abraham Preble, Esq. Children : 

Margery, b. Jan. 26, 1711-12; Mary, b. Apr. 23, 1713; Elizabeth, b. Oct. 12, 1714; 
Joanna, b. June 14, 1716; Dorothy, b. Nov. 21, 1717; Jane, b. Apr. 15, 1719; Sarah, 
b. Sept. 2i, 1721. 


John Dennet m. Mary, widow of Alexander Shackley, Feb. 5, 
t 1701-2. Children: 

Mary, b. Jan. 16, 1703-4; Sarah, b. Aug. 15, 1706; John, b. Dec. 22, 170S; Thomas, 
b. June 15, 1711; Eleanor, b. Mar. 8, 1714-5, d. Mar. 2, 1735-6. The father d. 
Nov. 18, 1742. 


Anne, dau. of David and Anne Hill, b. July 31, 1712. Died 
April 23, 1742. 

Samuel, son of Sylvanus Tripe, b. Apr. 13, 1704. 

Thomas, b. May 12, 1706; Mary, b. Apr. 2, 1703; Robert, b. Sept.,4, 1710. 

John, son of John and Hannah Ford, b. June 9, 1708. 
William, son of William and Sarah Bryar, b. Dec. 20, 1702. 

Mary, b. Jan. 9, 1705; Rebecah, b. Jan. 9, 1707-S; Sarah, b. Jan. 12, 1709; Edah, 
b. July 4, 1712. 

Abagail, dau. of James and Mary Staple, b. Aug. 25, 1720. 
James Staple d. 1725, aged 47. 

William, son of Benjamin and Jane Clark, b. Sept. 10, 1721. 

Benjamin, b. Sept. 18, 1727, d. Aug. 2 following. 

Rev. John Newmarch m. to Mary, widow of Mark Hunking, 
Dec. 5, 1699. Children: 

John, b. Oct. 3, 1700; Mark, b. Mar. 25, 1702; Thoma3, b.Sept. 15, 1703; Mary, b. 
Nov. 18, 1705; Joseph, b. Oct. 29, 1707; Samuel, b. Sept. 3, 1709; Nathaniel, b. 
July 7, 1711, d. Oct. 7, 1713; Benjamin, b. July IS, 1713; Joanna, b. July 12, 1715. 
The father d. Jan. 15, 1754. 

William, son of William and Sarah Leighton, b. Sept. 6, 1723. 
John, b. Dec. 1, 1725, d. July 2, 1737; Katherine, b. May 24, 1728, d. June 24, 1737. 

Sarah, dau. of Richard and Eunice Cutt, b. July 21, 1721. 

Robert, b. May 9, 1723; Joseph, b. March 14, 1724-5; Samuel, b. Dec. 8, 1726; 
Edward, b, Oct, 19, 1726; Foxwell, b, Sept 9, 1730; Richard, b. Aug. 16, 1732; Mary, 
b. Jan. 27, 1734-5; Thomas, b. Aug. 5, 1736; Eunice, b. July 27, 1739. The mother 
d. Mar. 9, 1785, aged 87. 

Jacob Kemick m. Rebecca Soper, Jan. 4, 1720. Children : 

John, b. Sept. 24, 1711; Samuel, b. May 9, 1713 ; Abagail, b. Aug. 21, 1715; Lydia, 
b. Jan. 25, 1717; Benjamin, b. Apr. 30, 1719; Stephen, b. Apr. 16, 1721. 




Some of the family object to the implied derivation of the name 
in my first article, and refer me to the Scilly Isles, formerly spelled 
Silly, Silley and Scilley, and whose old British appellation was 
Syllah, signifying " rock consecrated to the sun." 

I am also referred to a rare pamphlet, in the Philadelphia 
Library, by Francis Gawler, London, 1650. On page 271 of the 
volume and 21 of the pamphlet, entitled "A Record of some per- 
secutions inflicted upon some of the Servants of the Lord in South 
Wales/' &c, — meaning Quakers, — appears the following inci- 
dental mention of the name: "Again Mary Richard and Mary 
Moss of Pennarth in Cilley for clearing their conscience to John 
Cutts, Priest were haled, and beaten and drawn up a pair of stairs 
and their feet in the stocks by the Constable and Priestcnan." 

This is in vicinity of the supposed origin of the family in Som- 
erset Co., Eng., and with the fact, that the families of Cutts and 
Cilley were contemporary in X. II., may account for the name. 
Others insist on the authority of Burke, that the name is of Nor- 
man origin, and pursue a zigzag course through the Oxford Chro- 
nological tables and the Advent of Saxons into Normandy till they 
place themselves in Germany and pounce on the town of Cilli, — 
spelled also Cilly and Cilley, — in the Southern part of Styria, and 
commence the genealogy thusly : 

1 Count of Cilli. 


2 i Barbarra 2 , Countess of Cilli, m. Sigismund, Emperor of 

Austria and Ilungary. 

Only child: 

3 i Elizabeth 3 , m. Albert, who was made Emperor of Austria 

and Hungary by Sigismond. She died Dec. 24, 1442, 
and Albert Oct. 17, 1439, from eating melons. 


4 i Anne 4 , b. , m. William, Duke of Saxony. 




5 ii Elizabeth 4 , h. , m. Casimo, King* of Poland. 

- 6 iii Ladislaus 4 , a posthumos son over whom, in his minority, 
the Count of Cilli was guardian, and who afterwards 
succeeded his father on the throne of Austria and 
And so down the line to 
1001 Simon Cilley,* b. Apr. 1, 13TT. 

But when we read that the 2 Barbarra, 2 for her libertine con- 
duct, was called the German Messalina, and is described by an 
Austrian historian as " one who believed neither God, angels or 
devil — neither hell or heaven," and consider the trouble the family 
might make in Europe by claiming their rights of succession, we 
turn with infinite relief to the fisherman magistrate of the Isles of 
Shoals and make peace in the family by saying that the undoubted 
origin of the name was from the amphibious occupations of its 
early members as fishermen and mariuers, called Sea-ly (sea-like). 
It thus appears on the early records of the Isles of Shoals, written 
in a bold and very legible manner. 

When the owners of the name left the sea for the land, the 
spelling of the name for two or three generations floundered about 
like a fish out of water, until Gen. Cilley, by his revolutionary 
fame, anchored it as Cilley. 

I have been unable to connect the Isles of Shoals Sealys with 
Capt. Robert Seely, though it is evident they came from the same 
part of Englaud. My only authority for making the three brothers 
of- the Isles of Shoals sons of Capt. Robert, is that they might 
have been drawn East from Watertown, Mass., to the rocky Isles 
then bustling with enterprise and profit, but only inviting to 
young unmarried men who could " rough it," while their father 
was drawn to the more domestic surroundings of Connecticut. 

The names Seelye and Seele are found in Massachusetts, while 
Seeley occurs frequently in Connecticut, New Jersey and Penn- 

1 Capt. Robert Seely, Watertown, Mass., 1630, m. Mary, who 
had administration of his estate 19 Oct. 16G8. Children : 

* It may be interesting to know that young Simon already exhibits many traits of 
his early ancestors. He evidently does not believe any more than Barbarra, and is 
inclined to raise the old boy nights. 


2 i ? John (Seely), Isles of Shoals, 1647, appears as commander of the ship Dolphin 

by power of attorney given him 11 Sept., 1659, in London (1); owned 

* property on Star Island which was sold May 3 and June 19, 1651 (2). In 

1660 he bought land on tho Great Island, near Portsmouth (3). Died 

near 1670, while absent at sea; probably not married (4). 

J 3 ii ? William (Sealy), probably the same whose deposition, (5) dated June 5, 1670, 
represents him as aged about 39. This deposition was sworn to before 
John Hunkinge of the Shoals, and speaks of Capt. Fountain, Mr. Green- 
land, and his own house, and also the same whose name appears zs a 
signer to a writing (C) dated Apr. 5, 164(5?). 

t 4 iii ? Richard. 

5 iv Nathaniel. 

6 v ? Obadiah. 

The following I cannot place: George, Isles of Shoals, 1653; 
John, Old Norfolk, ee 24 in 1672, and Thomas Sellia, at Saco, 8 
Sept., 1665. 

3 "William 2 (Sealy) m. Elizabeth. The known facts of his life 
appear in previous artiole. Elizabeth, in a deposition dated 27 
June, 1674, is represented as about 36 years of age, and may have 
been a second wife. Children : 

7 i Emma, m. John Ru^i in 1668 or later. 

8 ii Dorcas, m. Jas. Gibbin3, Jr., 1663 or later. 

4 Richard* (Sealy), magistrate Isles of Shoals, 1653. Re- 
moved to Hampton Falls. Children : 

9 i Martha, m. John Cluff Jan. 15, 1636. 
t 10 ii Thomas, m. Mary Stanyan before 1697. 
t 11 iii Benoni, m. — •. — . 

5 Nathaniel, m. 1st at Fafrfield, Conn., 1640, Mary, dau. of 
Benj. Turner ; 2d late in 1674, Elizabeth, widow of Obediah Gil- 
bert, former widow of Nehemiah Olmstead. Killed in action 19 
Dec, 1675. Children: 

i Nathaniel; ii Robert; iii Benjamin; iv Joseph; v John; vi Mary; vii Sarah; 
yiii Phebe; ix Rebecca. 

6 Obadiah, Stamford, Conn., m. the widow of John Miller of 
S., and d. 1657. Children : 

i Obadiah; ii Cornelius; iii Jonas. 

10 Thomas 3 (Seally), sea captain, Hampton Falls, at Notting- 
ham, at Andover with his son Thomas for a time, and died at his 
son Joseph's while on a visit to Nottingham from Andover; m. 
Ann Stanyan, dau. of John Stauyan and Mary Bradbury. Children : 


12 i Mary, b. 2 July, 1697; m. Daniel Lovering Deo. 14, 1724. 

t 13 ii John, b. 6 June, 1699; spelled his name Sellea (7); m. Elizabeth E. Glid- 
den (8), dau. of John Glidden of Exeter; remov. to E-iddeford (9)* 1734-5. 

14 iii Abigail, b. 19 April, 1700. 

f 15 iv Joseph, b. 6 Oct., 1701. 

16 v ? Anne, b, ; m. Samuel Blake Jan. 8, 1719. 

f 17 vi Thomas, b. ; m. Abigail Knowlton Alar. 7, 1729. 

11 Benoni 3 (Selley), farmer, resided in Salisbury and Sea- 
brook; m. 1st, 28 Aug., 1703, Elenor Getcheli who d. June 28, 
1735-6; 2d, 9 Oct., 1739, Rachel Tappan of Kensington, X. II. 

Children : 

By Elenor: 

18 i Mehitable, b. Fab. 15, 1701; m. 6 Jan. 1726-7, Thos. Eaton, Salisbury. 

19 ii Elizabeth, b. Aug. 4, 1705; m. Jan. 4, 1727-8, Wm. Smith. Salisbury, 
f 20 iii Thomas, b. June 27. 1707; m. 1st, Eliz. Fowler, 2d, Lydia French. 

21 iv Martha, b. May 21, 1709; m. July 18, 1728, Thos. Merrill, Salisbury. 

f 22 v Samuel, b. Apr. 19, 1711; m. , Martha . 

f 23 vi Benjamin, b. (?) 1713; m. , Judith , d. 1765. 

24 yii Eleanor, b. Sept. 29, 1715, m. Mar 20, 1735-6, Bildad Dow, Salisbury. 

25 viii Sarah, b. Apr. 20, 1720; m. Mar. 8, 1737, David Fowler, Salisbury. 

26 ix Dorcas, b. June 26, 1725; m. , (?) Chris. Tappan. 

By Rachel: 

27 x Mary, b. Mar. 8, 1740. 

28 xi Abagail, b. Feb. 9, 1742. 

IS John 4 (Sellea) resided in Ilampton until 1731-5, when he 
removed to Biddeford ; m. Elizabeth E., dau. of John Glidden of 
Exeter; was a mill owner and farmer. Many of his descendants 
continue the mode of spelling the name Sellea. This name will be 
repeated and his children given. 

15 Capt. Joseph 4 (Ceilley) of Ilampton, m. Alice Rawlins of 
Exeter, in 1724-5; she was b. in 1701 and d. in 1801. Capt. 
Joseph moved to Nottingham, was one of the early settlers, a 
farmer, agent for the proprietors of the grant, and a captain 

of militia. Children : 

29 i Anna, b. (?) 1726; m. Mills; d. . 

30 ii Polly, b. ; m. Sinclair; d. — — . 

31 iii AlicS, b. ; m. 25 Oct., 1760, Enoch Page; d. . 

f 32 iv Joseph, b. — 1734; m. 4 Nov., 1756, Sarah Longfellow 3 ; d. Aug., 1799. 

°Jona. Longfellow, father of Sarah, was b. 23 May, 1714; m Mercy Clark, 28 Oct., 
1731; she was b. 26 Dec, 1714. Children: Stephen, b. July 19, 1733; Mary, b. 15 
June, 1735; Jacob, b. 6 Nov., 1737; Sarah, b. 17 Nov., 1739; Elizabeth, b. 17 July, 
1741; Nathan, b. 30 Dec, 1743; Anna, b. 15 Oct., 1745; Hannah, b. 1 Dec, 1747; 
Daniel, b. 16 Dec, 1749; David, b. 16 Dec, 1751; Enoch, b. 14 Aug., 1753; Jona- 
than, b. 28 April, 1756. 


33 v Abagail, b. ; m. , Zephaniah Butler*; d. . 

+ 34 vi Cutting, b. — , (?) 173S; m. — , (?) 1761, Martha Morrill; d. — , 1825. 

17 Thomas 4 (spelled his name Sillea) m. 7 Mar. 1729, Abagail 
Knowlton at nampton Falls. In 1745 was a soldier in Colonel 
Moore's N. H. Regiment at Louisbnrg and present at its capture. 
His name appears with other soldiers in a petition to the Mason- 
ian proprietors in 1750, for a grant of a township (partly in con- 
sideration of their patriotic services) next north of Bakerstown, 
now Salisbury. The petition was granted, and he received three 
lots. The original document is now in the hands of George E. 
Emery of Lynn, Mass., one of his descendants. Thomas appears 
in the original plan of the Township of Andover, then New Brit- 
tan, and he gave Lot 22, East Div., 2d Range, to his son Jonathan 
Sillia, then a resident of Nottingham, N. II. Was with others a 
petitioner in 1739 for annexation to Massachusetts. Children : 

35 i Hannah, , Hampton Falls; in. Billiard of Hampton Tails. 

36 ii Nancy, b. , Hampton Falls; m. Cass; moved to Sanbornton, N. H. 

37 iii Polly, b. , Hampton Falls; m Brown; moved to Epsom, N. H. 

t 38 iv Jonathan, b. 14 Sept., 1745, .Hampton Falls: m. 1st Deborah Dearborn, 2d 
Mary Fellows, 3d Mrs. Williams. 

20 Thomas 4 , b. 27 June, 1707; m. — , 1731, 1st, Elizabeth 
Fowler, who d. childless, 2d, Lydia French, in 1736, and had issue : 

39 i Jemima, b. 5 April, 1737, 

f 40 ii John, b. 14 Jan. 1739; m. 7 Nov., 1761, Elizabeth Fowler of Salisbury. 

41 iii Elizabeth, b 1 Nov., 1740; m. 17 Oct., 1761, Jos. Flanders of Salisbury. 

42 iv Jane, b. 26 Nov , 1742. 

43 v Lydia, b. 12 Nov., 1744; m. 11 May, 1763, Thomas Evans of Salisbury. 
f 44 vi Jacob, b. 28 Feb , 1746; m. Anna . 

45 vii Judith, b. 10 Sept., 1748. 

22 Samuel 4 , b. April 19, 1711 ; m. Martha . * Children : 

f 46 i Ber.jamin, b. ; m. a Misa Collins of Weare. # 

f 47 ii Thomas, b. . 

f 48 iii Jonathan, b. ; m. Hannah Greenleaf of Seabrook; d. Weare. 

49 iv Mehitable, b. ; m. Winthrop Dow. 

50 v Elinor, b. 10 Aug., 1739; on. 7 Apr., 1757, Jno. Hunt of Salisbury. 

51 vi Mary, b. 31 Jan., 1741. 

♦Zephaniah was grandfather of Gen. Beojamin F. Butler. 




23 Benjamin 4 , b. ; m. Judith ; they lived in Salis- 
bury, Kingston and Hawke, now Danville. He died in 1765, vide 
Prob. Rec., Rock. Co., vol. 1T65-7, p. 152 — a deposition. In a 
deed dated Jan. 6, 1770, Rock. Co. Rec, vol. 121, p. 274, mention 
is made of Judith Silley, widow, and the following children : 

t 52 i William, Gorumtown, Mass. 

f 53 ii John, Hawke, N. H. 

f 54 iii BeDJamin, New Brittan, N. H. 

f 55 iv Moses, Salisbury, New Boston. 

56 v Mary, m. Ebenezer Tucker, New Brittan, N. H. 

f 57 vi Samuel, Salisbury. 

58 vii Elizabeth, m. Nathan Rovre, New Brittan, N. H. 

f 59 viii Aaron, b. 1746; m. ; d. 1805. 

32 Gen. Joseph 5 , b. in Nottingham ; farmer, town officer. 
He was engaged in the attack upon Fort William and Mary in 
1774, and was among the zealous patriots of that day. Upon the 
news of the battle of Lexington, he marched for the scene of 
action at the head of one hundred volunteers from Nottingham 
and vicinity. He was appointed Major in Poor's (2d) Regiment 
by the Assembly of New Hampshire. As this regiment was en- 
gaged in home defense, he did not participate in the battle of the 
17th June. He was made Lt. Col. in 1776, and April 2, 1777, was 
appointed Colonel of the 1st New Hampshire Regiment of three 
years' men, in the Continental Army, in place of Col. Stark, 
resigned. He fought his regiment bravely at Bemus Heights, 
was at the surrender of Burgoyne, storming of Stoney Point, 
Monmouth, and other hard fought battles of the Revolution.* 
After the war he was appointed Major General of the 1st Division 
of N. n. Militia, June 22, 17S6, and as such headed the troops 
that quelled the insurrection of that year ; arresting the leader of 
the rebels in the midst of his armed followers, with his own hand. 
He was successively Treasurer, Vice President and President of 
the Order of Cincinnati in N. II; a member of the Legislature 
and Councillor. Gen. Cilley was a man of great energy and 
industry ; of strong passions, yet generous and humane. He died 
in August, 1799, aged 64 years. Children : 

♦Saturday. March 19th, 1779, the N. H. Assembly voted unanimously, " that the 
worthy Col. Jo3. Cilley be presented with a pair of pistols as a token of this State's 
good intention to reward merit in a brave officer." 


60 i Sarah, b. 16 Oct., 1757; m. 19 Aug., 1773, Judge Thomas Bartlett*; died 

Dec. 7, 1833. 

61 ii Bradbury, b. 1 Feb., 1760; m. 19 Nov., 1792, Martha, dau. of Gen. E. Poor. 

Hon. Bradbury Cilley was born in Nottingham. He was not much in 
public life, preferring the pursuits of a private citizen. He was elected a 
Representative to Congress in 1S13, and served one term. In 1814 he was 
Colonel and appointed Aide on the Staff of Gov. Gilman of N. H., and 
served In that capacity two years, being on active duty in the fall of 1814. 
In 1817, was U. S. Marshal for the X. H. District. He was a man of 
large wealth, and died in Nottingham Dec. 17, 1831, in the 72d year of 
his age, without issue. 

t 62 iii Jonathan, b. 8 Mar., 1762; m. 5 July, 17S6, Dorcas Butler; d. . 

63 iv Joseph, b. 19 Nov., 1764; unmarried; d. 3 Dec , 1779. 

t 64 v Greenleaf, b 5 March, 1767; m. 22 May, 17SS, Jennie Nealley; d. 25 
Feb., 1808. 

f 65 vi Daniel, b. 12 Mar., 1769; m. 7 Nov., 1790, Hannah Plummer; d. 4 Dec, 1S42. 
66 vii Elizabeth, b. 19 July, 1771; m. 3 April, 1791, Samuel Pluuimer; d. Dec. 8, 

f 67 viii Jacob, b. 19 July, 1773; m. 8 Jan., 1S01, Harriet, dau of Gen. E. Poor; 
d. 22 Jan., 1831. 
68 ix Anna, b. 22 May, 1775; m. 17 Apr., 1794, Nath'l Williams; d. 18 May, 1810. 

f 69 x Horatio Gates, b. 23 Dec, 1777; m. 17 Nov., 1S02, Sally Jenness; d. 26 
Nov., 1837. 

34 Cutting 8 , b. in Nottingham ; was a farmer, town officer, 
and Captain during the Revolutionary War ; d. at his son John's, 
in Northfieia, in 1825. 

f 70'i Eliphalet, b 30 Aug , 1762; m. , Dolly Shaw; d. . 

71 ii Joseph, b. 24 Sept., 1764; unmarried; d. at sea. > 

f 72 iii John, b. 30 Sept., 1766; m. , Hannah Elliot; d. Nov. 7, 1852. 

73 iv Elles, b. 27 Sept., 1768; m. (?) 1788, William Watson; d. 26 Mar., 1853. 

♦Israel Bartlett, b. 30 April, 1712; m. Lovy Alice Hall, b June 10, 1716, on May 
7, 1738. Brother of Josiah, the signer of Declaration of Independence. Children: 

Jos. Hall, b. Mar. 7, 1739 o. a. Sarah, b. Nov. 25, 1741 id. Thomas, b. Oct. 22, 
1745 id. Israel, b. May 8, 1748 id. Mary, b. Aug. 17, 1751 id. Josiah, b. Mar. 15, 

1753 n.s. 

Col. Thomas Bartlett m. Sarah Cilley Aug. 19, 1773. He was Captain of a company of 
" six-weeks'" men at Winter Hill in 1775, a Lt. Col. in Col. Gilman's Regt. in 1776, 
eamein Col. Evans' Regt. in Rhode Inland in 1773, and Col. of one of the N. H Regts. 
raised for the defense of West Point in 1730, — and member of Com. of Safety from May 
28, 1778 to Jan. 5, 1779. Children: 

Israel, b. 18 Jan., 1774; d. 28 April, 1859. Joseph, b. 22 Mar., 1776; d. at sea. 

Thomas, b. 24 Apr., 1778. d. 29 Sept., 1842. Jonathan, b. 2 July, 1760; d. . 

Bradbury, b. 21 Jan., 1733; d. 1 Sept., 1869. Sarah, b. 2C July, 1785; d. 30 May, 1786- 

Josiah, b. 31 Mar., 1767; d. . David, b. 29 April, 1769; d. . Enoch, b. 

6 July, 1791; d. 20 Dec, 1318. Betsey, b. 6 Aug , 1793; d. 3 Nov., 1845. Jacob, b. 
16 June, 179G; d. 18 Feb , 1641. Patty Cilley, b. 7 Nov , 1796; d. 6 July, 1803. 


74 v Bradbury, b. 21 Mar , 1771; m. Burnham; moved East. 

f 75 vi Benjamin, b. 16 Apr., 1773; m. Unise Meader. 

t 76 vii Moses, b. 8 Feb., 1775; m. Susannah Barker. 

f 77 viii David, b. 26 Dec, 1776; m. Straw. 

f 78 ix Aaron, b. ; m. 1st Yorke, 2d Yorke. 

f 79 x Henry, b. 27 Sept , 1785; m. Sally Sanborn; d. April 11, 1870. 

80 xi Betsey, b. ; m. Aaron Page. 

81 xii Sally, b. ; m. Eben Durgin; d. 10 Mar., 1875. 

; ; _ • 

38 Jonathan (Sillia), b. at^IIampton Falls; m. 1st, at Not- 
tingham, Deborah, b. Fejj. 5, 1743, dau. of Dea. Simon Dearborn 
of Eppiug, X. II., and sister of Gen. Henry Dearborn of Revolu- 
tionary fame. He moved from Nottingham to Andover about 
1768. M. 2d, MaTy, b. May 7, 1759, of Contoocook now Bosca- 
wen, dau. of Jos. Fellows, one of the first settlers in Andover. 
M. 3d, a Mrs. Williams of Grafton, N. II. Children : 

By First Wife: 

82 i Sarah, b. Aug. 6, 1770; m. — Nov., 1792, Willard Emery of Andover; d. at 
A. 12 Dec, 1847. 

83 ii Abagail,* b. 4 Jan., 1773; m. 17 Nov., 1796, Anthony Emery of Andcver; 
d. at A. July 21, 1858. 

84 iii Polly, b. 11 Mar., 1775; m. John Fellows of Andover. 

85 iv Nancy, b. 9 June, 1779; m. Elijah Hilton of Andover. 
f 86 v Jonathan, b. 25 Deo , 1785; d. at Franklin, N. H. 

By Secosd Wife: 
87 vi Deborah, b. 9 Jan., 1793; m. Ebenezer Tilton of Andover; d. in Illinois. 
f 88 vii Henry Dearborn, b. 10 Nov., 1794. 

89 viii Susannah, b. ; m. Samuel Smith of Andover. 


♦Children of Abagail Cilley and Capt. Anthony Emery, son of Dr. Anthony Emery, 
who was in Col. Moore's N. II. Regt. at the capture of Louiiburg: 
i John, b. Sept., 1797; d. at Andover, N. II., 16 Sept., 1805. 
ii Willard, b. 13 Mar., 1804; m. 13 Mar., 1825, Sarah Hobart; d. 21 July, 1871. 
iii John 2d, b. Oct., 1806; d. unmarried at Andover, 1871. 


1. Rockingham Co. Rec, vol. ii, p. 47. 2. Same, vol. iii, p. 112; vol. iv, p. 26. 
3. Same, vol. ii, p. 48. 4. Rock. Prob. Rec, vol. 1655-98, p. 91. 5. Rock. Court 
Rec, vol. 1685-87, p. 377. 6. Portsmouth Town Rec, vol. 1645-1713, p. 1. 7. Rock. 
Co. Rec, vol. xx, p. 54; vol. xxiii, p. 375. 8. Same, vol. xx, pp. 37, 447, 484. 
9. Same, vol xxv, p. 462. Vbi Supra, 







I propose to publish shortly "The Life and Times of Maj. Gen. 
John Blake, " my grandfather, b. Aug. 29, .1753, at Wrentham, 
Mass; served in the War of the Revolution, from Sergeant to 
Lieut Commanding Co., from April 19, 1775, to Oct. 14, 1780 ; and 
to Major General, until 1816, in the Militia of Massachusetts in 

Gen. Blake's descent on his father's side is as follows.: John 4 . 
Jonathan 3 , Edward 2 , William 1 , and Agnes Blake of Dorchester, 
1630-1663, the first of the name who came to America. The 
desent of William 1 has been traced back from generations in Eng- 
land, as follows : 

1st. John Blake, of Little Baddow, County of Essex, Gent., 
1475-1539. " ' 

2d. John m. Anna, dau. and heir of Rawson. Children: Rich- 
ard, John, Robert, Francis, Ilumphry, Christopher, and Anna, 
who m. (i) Wm. Prescott, and (ii) Barry. 

3d. Richard m. Mabel, dau. of Converte of Essex. Children : 
Giles, Christopher, Mabel, Richard, John, Thomas, Vincent, and 
Edward, the last five leaving ho issue. 

4th. Giles m. Dorothy Twedy, dau. of Capt. T. Children: 

William, b. 1594 ; m. Agnes ; Giles, Richard, John, Thomas, 

Arthur, Mary, and Dorothy. 

Most of the Blakes in America are of this family; Robert, the 
Admiral, who was unmarried, and Joseph his brother, who brought 
his family to South Carolina, are believed to have been descend- 
ants of John 1st, of Essex Co., England. 

Gen. Blake's mother was Ann 4 , dau. of Job 9 , John 2 , SamueP 
Richardson, the second of three brothers who settled at Woburn, 
Mass., in 1635-8. lie m. May 19, 1782, Mary, dau. of Charles 
Dupee of Wrentham, son of Jean Dupries, the " Huguenot," who 
came to Boston from France (via England?) in 1685; and was 
"Elder of the French Prot. Chh," in Boston, 1704. 



: . 

My present address is 110 Stockton St., San Francisco, Cali- 
fornia, to which State I came in 1849. I will feel grateful to any 
who will send letters and other papers, or copies of any documents, 
or information of any kind, concerning my honored ancestors. 

I desire also to learn of the Winchester, King, Belcher, Fisher, 
and other families of my mother's kindred. She was Mary 6 , dau. 
of Silas*, ffihanan*, Flhanan 3 , Josiah 7 , and John 1 Winchester of 
Hingham and Brookline, Mass., 1635-1694. All the W.'s in our 
country are believed to have sprung from John, who came to 
Hingham, aged 19, and m. Hannah Sealis (Syllice), dau. of Dea. 
Sealis of Hingham. Silas* Winchester m. Sarah, dau. of Samuel 
and Persis (Thompson) King, (b. abt. 1760, m. abt. 1783,) of East- 
ern Mass. 

I shall feel specially grateful to the Blakes, or any others, for 
all information of these families ; and having spent what time I 
could myself spare, since 1847, in making these researches into 
family history, I hope to be able to publish something which will 
interest all who bear any of the above names, as well as maay 
others throughout the country. 

P. S. Replies to this may be addressed to the care of the 
Editor of The Maine Genealogist and Biographer, Augusta, Me., 
who will take charge of the same and defray costs and reasonable 
charges for copying " records, " if necessary. 


One of the old and much respected citizens of Augusta passed 
to his rest on Monday, May 28th, in the person of Hon. Daniel 
Williams. He died of no particular disease, but old and full of 
years, he was gathered to his fathers. He was born in Augusta, 
then Ilallowell, on the 12th of November, 1795, and was conse- 
quently 81 years and 6 months old at the time of his death. 

Daniel Williams married Hannah, daughter of Hon. James 
Bridge, who survives with four children. Gen. Seth Williams, 
conspicuous in the army of the Potomac, who died in 1866, was 
his eldest son. The survivors are Harriet S., wife of Hon. B. A. 
G. Fuller, Horace, Mary S., who married Newton Edwards, and 
Abby, the widow of the late Charles Lambard. 

Judge Williams was one of the prominent gentlemen who 
assisted Severance & Eaton in the establishment of the Kennebec 
Journal. He was a gentleman of the old school and highly 
esteemed in this community. 



Orders Relating to Fort Halifax. ■* Tn Council Jan. 2, 1755, Advised, that his 
Excellency employ Bartholomew, the Indian, at Fort Halifax. " 

" Jan. 3, 1755. Advised, that the Commissary General be directed to pay to Bartholo- 
mew, the Indian, for hi3 expenses and Horse hire from Biston to Halifax." 

•• At a Council March 7, 1755. Voted, That the Commissary General provide two 
flat bottomed Boats more for Fort Halifax as soon as may be, and that he purchase four 
swivel guns for each of the six boats." 

" At Council April 1, 1755. Advised, that his Honour, the Lt. Gov'r give orders to 
said Ezekiel Cushing of Falmouth in concert with Capt. Lithgow to consider and deter- 
mine what number of men are necessary to guard the stores up to Fort Halifax, and to 
employ in that service such part of the Independent Companies as shall be thought 
proper, or the whole of said Companies, as also an additional number of men as the 
circumstances of the office may require. 

Advised, That the Commissary General send by first opportunity such provisions and 
ammunitions as he shall think needful for the aforesaid guard for safely conveying the 
provisions and other stores to Fort Halifax." 

" At Council April 24, 1755." (Payment ordered.) "To John Lane and Company, 
or their order, each man the sum set against his name for their service at Fort Halifax 
from the 21?t of Sept. 1754 to Ap'l 18 1755. £125 13 

To Capt. John Lane, for work done at Fort Halifax 78 10 8 

To " " " for his care in inspecting the work, 5 0." 

"In Council, May 14, 1755. Capt. Lithgow's Letters of Ap'l 19 and May 6, 1755 
were read, and the following was passed: 

Inasmuch as there is a large Quantity of Provisions detained for Fort Halifax dow 
lying at the Mouth of Kennebeck River, and the Garrison there will soon be in want of 
a supply, Advised that his Excellency the Governor be desired to give order for raising, 
and if need be, of Impressing 150 men out of Sr. William Pepperell's Regiment, and 
as many more out of the other Regiment in the County of York as will make up the 
number of 300 in the whole to escort the Provisions to said Fort, and that his Excellency 
give orders that the said 300 men be well furnished with arms and ammunition for this 
service." — From Mass. State Papers. 

Falls ox the Kennebec. "I Joseph Willson of Lawful Age having been Com- 
mander of a Company of Men in the late Expedition up Kennebeck River the last 
Summer under the Command of Maj'r General John Winslow Esq'r and passed up said 
River from Cushnoc or Fort Westonto Fort Hallifax or Teconnet Falls with TwoGunde- 
loes, and one of said Gundeloes was Loaded with four Cannon 6. Pounders and a Quan- 
tity of other Stores and went quite up to said Fort Hallifax with said Gundaloes and 
Stores without unloading 'em: the Gundaloes being at most not above Ten Inches free 
above the Water at the Time of our passiog with said Stores — And as it is reported 
that there is Falls between said Forts Viz. Western and Hallifax, I saw no Falls that can 
be properly called Falls till I came to Teconnet Falls — It was in a very dry season when 
said GundaIoe3 with Stores went up to Fort Hallifax but in some Places the Water runs 



quick by Reason of the Channel running Crooked and being contracted. I pass'd from 
Fort to Fort Sundry Times in "Vyfaaleboats besides the Time I went up with the Gunda- 
loes and am satnGed that the Water don't fall more than S. 10. or 12. laches in one Rod 
in no one Place in said River Kennebeck between said Forts Viz.t Western and Hallifax 
or Teconnet Falls, which is the first Falls in said River Kennebeck that can properly b3 
Called Falls, And the whole Time I wxs in Kennebeck River I never heard any Indian or In- 
habitant give the Name or call any Place Falls till I came to Teconnet Falls and I believe I 
pass'd from Fort to Fort Seven Times by Water & the Indians were constantly with us. 
But the greatest Descent of Water is about six miles below Teconnet Falls, the Water 
being turned to the West Side of the River in a Crooked and Narrow Channel. But in 
the quickest Descent I believe that the Water is about Seven or Eight feet deep and no 
Rock to be seen at the Bottom Many other Places in the River being very Shoal Water 
<fc a Sandy Bottom so that onr Gundaloes would hardly pass over the sands — By the 
Logs and Trash on the Shores I believe that the River rises in the Spring and Fall about 
Ten or Twelve feet high I always understood that Kennebeck River was always called 
Kennebeck clear down to the Sea or Ocean at which Mouth lays an Island called Seguin. 
The Deponent came down s'd river with two Indians in a Canoe & he never heard them 
mention any Falls between Fort Western <fc Fort Hallifax, <fe that while he was at the 
place where Mr. Bancroft was drowned, there came five Indians aboard the Gundola of 
whom he Enquired, & they never Said anything of any Falls below Teconnet Fall3. 

Joseph Willson 

Suffolk 83: Boston the 5th May 1755 

Personally appeared before me the Subscriber One of His Majestys Justices of the 
peace for s'd County the within named Capt Joseph Wilson «fe being carefully Examined 
&> duly Cautioned made Solemn Oath to the truth of the within deposition by him sub- 
8cri9ed to be used in a Cause depending <i" to be tryed at the Superior Court to be held 
at York in & for the County of York in the month of June next, Between the proprie- 
tors of the Kennebeck purchase from the late Colony of New Plymouth Apl'ts and the 
proprietors holding nndcr Lake and Clark Apl'ets in trespass The said Joseph Willson 
going to Sea, The adverse party viz.t Chadwalldor Ford Esq'r Clerk to the proprietors 
holding under Lake and Clark being notifyed and present. Taken at the request of 
Samuel Goodwin Agent for the proprietors of the Kennebeck purchase Appellants. 

By Wm Stoddard 

Old Orders. «« Kittery Sept'r 4th 1717 

Mr Lunt — Sr. please to Make Doct'r Paul Williams one pair of Shoes and 
charge them to Wm Pepperell Esq. 

I am yrs. An. Pepperell. 

" Kittery Octob'r 17th 1717 
Received of Mr Jacob Carr thirty two — 37 Qtts. Merch'I fish on acc'ot Colo. Wm Pep- 
perell. & six Qtts. Riffous. (?) 

app. me Wm. Pepperell, Jun'r. 

>»„ » 

Batlet. Rev. James Bayley was son of Jame3 Bayley of Roxbury, Mass.; b. 1C91; 
grad. Har. Col. 1719; settled first minister in South Parish of Weymouth, Mas3. He 

died 22 Aug. 1766, aged 69. His wife was Sarah . Hi3 children were: James, b. 

1722; Mary and Elizabeth, twins, 1725, died young; Joshua, 1726; Thomas, 1728; 
Samuel, 1730; Nathaniel, 1731; John,—; Daniel, 1734; Sarah, 1735. In 1774, 
" Joshua Bayley yeoman, and John Bayley gentleman, both of Woolwich, in the County 
of Lincoln, Quitclaimed their interest in their father — James Baley's estate to Thomas 


Bayley of Boston." Joshua Bayley probably married first, Mary Blanchard, 1747, and 
second, widow Elizabeth Holbrook of Weymouth, and removed to Freeport and then to 

Nash. David (4) Nash, son of John (3) of Weymouth, Mas3., b. 1713; m. Deborah 
Torrey, 1733; had two sons: John, 1735, and David, 1736, and "removed to Maine." 

Burungton, Me. J. W. P. 

Magnus Redlife. Magnus Ridlife, Redlife, Readlan, Redlon or Ridlon. In the 
Notes and Queries of the Dec. (1S76) number of the Genealogist and Biographer, in a list 
of names of soldiers " imprest at Yv,rk," I find the name of " Maynes Redlife." Per- 
haps no name found in New England records has puzzled the antiquary more than this, 
and the skein is not yet fully unraveled. In the York Co. records of deeds his name is 
'* Magnus Ridlife"; then again on a deed given in 1729, in York, Me., it is "Magnus 
Readlan," and his wife "Susanna Readlan." He moved to Biddeford and purchased 
land, and then (1730) his name was " MagDU3 Redlon"; the latter form is now used in 
two branches of his descendants. But for the singular given name, it would have been 
hard to follow this man. He was born at Kinglass, Scotland, in 1G94, and i3 recorded 
" Magnus Riddle." Tradition says he deserted the English naval service on our coast, 
and thence changed his name, rie married Susanna, daughter of Matthew Young, and 
widow of Ichabod Austin, of York, Me., and secondly Ma-sie, daughter of Abraham 
Townsend, of Biddeford. By the first wife there were jive children and by the second 
three. Who can give any more information relative to his first settlement in York? 
I have not found the name Magnus in any New England family unless descended from 
this man either on the male or female side. There were Ridliffes in New York State, 
very early. There are now Rid lands in Shetland, north of Scotland. The name Hajnus 
is frequently used in the Shetland Isles, and Norway. This name is now used in the 
Maine family spelled Magnus, Magnes, Magness and Magnis. Can his name be found 

in any list of arrivals in New England? 

Harrison, Me. 

i * 

Memoranda. The following Memoranda are copied from an interleaved Almanac of 
the year 1751. We have no means of knowing the name of the writer and the name of 
the town is not mentioned, but from the names of persons referred to, it would seem to 
apply to old North Yarmouth. We copy only the more important entries: 

Feb. 1 A moderate Day; clouded up at night and a strong southerly wind. 
" 17 Mr. Bailey went home. 
*' 23 Edmund Chandler scalded very bad. 

«« 26 Deacon Mitchell Dr. to writing Mr. Dinison of lot 32 5 | - 
" « 10 Ducks. 
•* " 6 Ducks, 
«« «■ 6 Ducks & a Swile. 

Jonathan Chandler Dr. to writing Lewis' Indenture 5 | - 

Judah went with Drinkwater for Boston 

Judah Chandler Dr. to 2 Quarts of oyl 10 j — 

Settled with J03. Chandler and owed him 70 | - 

Lent Job Colo pork 19 lbs. 

Lent Kendle pork 13 lbs. 

Lent Judah pork 21 lbs £. 


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May 25 Joseph Chandler and Solomon and Daniel Mitchell taken Captive by the 
Indians and King's oxen killed by them. 

June 8 Jos. Barnil killed and scalpt by the Indians. 

August — Gilbt. Winslow Dr. to Ebenezer and John's work from Wednesday morn- 
ing to Saturday night. 

Sept. 4 Ducks killed 19 

- ** 6 Benjamin Larrabee drowned. 

" 8 News of Joseph Chandler's return from Captivity as far as Albany. Re- 
deemed by Col Cuoylor for £25 New York Currency and £3 charge in his Journey. 
A very wet summer throughout but plentiful for all things here but Indian Corn. 
Oct. 16 Duck3 6. Very cold; ground hard froze. 
Moses Brown's wife died. 
My birth day. Arrived to 43 years. 
Myself and two sons workt for Mrs. Larrabee Digging potatoes; had of her 

Mr. Fellow3 died with a hurt by a fall in ye grist mill ye day before. 

Benja. Brown's House burnt. 

The annual Thanksgiving. 

Crocker and Rebecca Cole married. 

Mrs. Paul died of a Consumption. 

Alarms from Richmond Fort, the cause not known. 

Sent £21 is Hampshire Currency by Jonathan Chandler to be changed. 

The alarms occasioned by ye Indians — killed 9 cattle at Richmond. 

The Indians took 7 men at New Meadows all belonging to Deacon Hinckley's 
family & killed 14 cattle. 

July 30 Great storm of wind and rain — Many Trees blowed down — One cow much 
hurt thereby. 

Decker. Joshua Decker settled in Buxton, Me., and reared a large family, the 
descendants cf whom are scattered through Maine. Joshua had brothers John aud David 
who settled in Standish and Casco; they have descendants living in Maine. They are 
of Dutch extraction. Can any one tell where these brothers originated? There was a 
John Decker in Exeter or Essex, Mass., who may have been their father. 

Harbison, Me. G. T. RIDLON. 

Durkee. Mr. C. E. Durkee of Saratoga Springs, New York, is collecting materials 
for a History and Genealogy of the Durkee Family, and solicits information in regard 
to early New Hampshire Families of this name. 







4£ bushels 




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Capt. A. W. Corliss will soon is3ue a second and revised edition of the Corliss Family 
Record. Persons having information to furnish relating to the volume will address 
him at Yarmouth, Me. 

The old volume which we inquired for in the December number was the Journal of 
Jonathan Saunders, who was one of a crew that was wrecked on the coast of Arabia. 
We have seen a volume, but have not been able to purchase one. 

Buck. Abijub, Nathaniel and John Buck were among the early settlers in Planta- 
tion No. 5, Oxford County, subsequently called Bucktown, and finally incorporated as 
Buckfield. Abijah and John were taxed in New Gloucester in 1776. Abijah was in 


New Gloucester as early as 1760. He was in the French and Indian War, and an 
entry in a Journal now before us speaks of his arrival home to New Gloucester from 
Crown Point in Dec, 1760. One page is devoted to an account of supplies furnished 
by Capt. Ingoland at Crown Point. He married Phebe Tyler of New Gloucester. He 
wa3 Agent of the Proprietors of Bucktown and a prominent man in town affairs. We 
desire information of bis birtbplace and parentage. He had a sister Esther, who 
married John Akers at Newburyport in 1771. Subsequently Akers moved to Bradford, 
Vt., and in 1S05 to Errol, N. H. Who can give us the desired information? 

Stone's Sketches in Oxford County. In 1S30 Rev. Thomas T. Stone, then of 
Andover, Me., published a small volume with the above title. Can any one inform 
us where a copy can be found ? 

Mellen. I would like to make the following inquiries through the Maine Genealogist 
and Biographer: 

Mtlltn Family. — Can any of your readers furnish information: 1st. Where the remains 
of the poet Grenville Mellen were interred, who died in New York City, Sept. 5th, 1841 ? 
He was the eldest son of Chief Justice Mellen of Maine. 2d. The place of interment 
of Thomas Mellen, a soldier of the War of 1812? His musket, ciptured from a High- 
lander at the battle of New Orleans, was on exhibition at Independence Hall, Phila., 
as late as 1862; it has since disappeared. 3d. Where Lieut. Colonel Mellen of Colonel 
Weston's Regiment died? He was at the defence of Fort Schuyler, in August, 1777. 
4th. To what branch of the family did the two soldiers mentioned above belong? 5th. 
What was the origin of naming Mcllenville, in Columbia Co., N. T. ; Mellonville, Orange 
Co , Fla. ; Mellenville, in Kentucky ? 

New York, 335 E. 16th St. GEORGE MELLON. 

Benjamin Rand, Esq Who can give me any information concerning this gentle- 
man, who is said to have been the author of a work on the "Situation, Extent, Re- 
sources and Climate of the District of Maine" — which is referred to in vol. 3d of the 
North American Review, p. 371 ? B. 

Map. "What is the date of Coolidge's Map of Maine? B. 

Queries. Dcrany of your readers know of a work on the History of Oldtown, said 
to have been issued some years ago; but which I have never seen ? 

Who was the author of the Sketches of the History of Winslow, published in the 
Waterville Mail in 1864 ? ' L. S. W. 

The following is a copy of the original in my possession of an order from Dan'I Tyler, 
who was Gen. Putnam's Adjutant, — (and, I think, his son-in-law.) I trust that Cleve- 
land M discharged" the debt by "shelling out" the corn. 

B. A. G. F. 

" Brooklyn, March ye 12, 1778. 
Mr. James Cleveland — 

Capt. James Tyler has Delivered me 6 lb. of Tobacco which he esteems an equivalent 
for the Six Eushell of Corn you borrowed of me Two Years agone last Sep'br, and 
Demands an Order therefor according to some Talk passed Between us this Day, and if 
yon will please deliver him the s'd 6 Bushell Corn (a3 that alone will answer) you shall 

be discharged from the s'd Debt by yours &c 

Dan'U Tyler. 



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Alcock 18 

Andrews 27 

Andross 30 

Adams S6, 117 

Ames 40 

Allin 66 

Alden 84 

Alcott 86 

Allen 110 

Avery 118 

Austin 133 

Akers 135 

Bentham 2 

Berry 6,71, 102, 103 

Brattle 6, 68 

Brackett 8, 109, 110 

Butler 10, 68, 117, 125, 127 

Blackstone 11, 102 

Burnhain 11 

Bryant 12, 70 

Briggs 12,37 

Brown.... 12, 77, 86, 87, 91, 102, 125, 134 

Bowie 13 

Bradbury 13, 28, €9, 123 

Barbour 13 

Burton 14 

Bvrum 18 

Baas 18 

Belcber 18, 38, 130 

Buck 20 

Bmstow : 21 

Bartlett 39, 54, 127 

Bailey 39, 118, 132, 133 

Becson 41 

Banks 43, 65 

Benjamin 43 

Burbauk - 44 

Boteler 47 

Burke 48 

Baylies 48 

Byrd 49 

Bourne 50 

- Bisbee 50, 73 

Bradford 50 

Barker €5, 69, 85, 117, 128 

Bragdon 65 

N Bale 65 

Babb 69, 78 

Butterfleld 71 

Bolt 77 

e-Barnes 80 

Bennett 62 

Bigelow 82, 84 

Batchelder .. Si 

Barnard 83 


Bliss... 84 

Bond.... 84 

Buell 85 

Bradford 86 

Baxter 88 

Busby 107 - 

Bedle 117 

Blackmao 118 

_£lake 124, 129 J, 

Burnhain * 128 

Bridge 130 

Bancroft , 132 

Blanchard 133 

Burnil 134 

Buck 134 

Barnes 136 

CutU -6, 121 

Cheever , 6 

Chandler 6,133 

Cushing 6, 131 

Curtis 7, 20, 68, 88, 94 

Chase 12 

Crie 12, 102 

Cobb 13, 114 

Carter 16 v - 

Cudworth 19 

Chittenden 19 

Collamoro 21 

Colbruth 28 

Clark 30,65,-67,80, 91, 108, 124 

Cummins 36 

Cleaveland 40, 46, 135 

Culgrave. 47 

Cotgrecive 47 

Cocks 52 

Clemens . 52 

Cilley 53, 121 

Corijaa 61, 104, 134 

Chandler. 61, 60, 81, 82 

Card 65 

Chapman 71. 103 

Clapp 72, 86, 117 

Cushman 73 

Cilley 74, 75 

Cutting 77 

Cu turnings. 83 

Cook 84 

Cutton 84 

Corking 85 

Coombs . 85 

Chapin 87 

Campbell 88 

Cookson 95 

Clements 108 

Chick. 109 

Chadbourne 110 

♦Lists of names, Kittery and other Records of Births, Tax-Payers, ftc, are not 





Cromwell Ill 

Carter 112 

Cross 116 

Colbath 117 

Campbell 117 

Collins 117, 125 

Comins 117 

Craoe 117 

Cluff. 123 

Cass 125 

Carr 132 

Cole 133, 134 

Crocker 134 

Danforth 6 

Drake 7, 12, 40 

Doane 11 

Dyer 19 x 

Dennison 37 

DeCosta 38, 72 

DeDenx 40 

Dan lap 43 

Davis 43, 95 

Deane 49, 136 

Dearborn 54, 125, 128 

Dows 37 

Douglass 68, 69 

Davenport 76 

Dickinson 85 

Donaldson 86 

Dunlap 91 

Dunning 91 

Deprement 102 

Dele 103 

Downs ' 108 

Drew 109 

Dennett 112 

Doty 114 

Dee ring - 118 

Dow 124, 125 

Durgin 128 

Dupee 129 

Dinison 133 

Drink water 133 

Decker 134 

Durkee 134 

El well 2, 28 

Erviog. 6 

Ellis 7, 47 

ides 30, 115 

Emerson 39 

Esty 52 

Edwards 52 

Eaton 61, 118, 124 

Eddy 68, 114 

Estes 68, 69 

Ev.ins. 71, 100, 125 

Estabrook 81 

Ellet 91 

Edgecomb 92 

Emery 109, 125, 128 

Elliot 127 

Edwards 130 

Frink...., 8 

Fobs 8 

Freeman 10 

Fairbanks. . ; 13, 87 


Files 14 

Flacg 15, 17, 51, 52, 80, 104 

Fisher 18, 20,21, 130 

Ford .- 21, 132 

Foeg 23, 36, 55 

Fuller 36, 40, 51, 130 

Frost 36 

Flood 65 

Fabens 82 

Forbush.. 84 

Field 86 

Finnv 91 

Foster 94, 114, 118 

Frye 114 

Fountain 123 

Fowler..- .124, 125 

French 124, 125 ■ 

Fellows 125, 128 

Flanders 125 

Gray 37 

Green 40 

Gannett 47 

Garrett .,, 51 

Gulliver 52 

Gibbs 52 

Gage 61 

Granfield 67 

Gardiner 76 

Gallup 76 

Gibbins 78 

Goddard 81 

Giles 91 

Garland 107, 108, 111 

Gutteridge Ill 

Gould 112 

Goodwin 112, 117, 132 

Gawler 121 

Glidden 124 

Getchell 124 

Greenleaf . . .' 125 

Hall 1,5, 87, 127 

Hutchinson 6, 78 

Haley ; . . 6, 7 

Hermins 8 

Haskell 11 

Heath 13 

Hicks 13, 116 

Howard 13, 29, 95 

Hobart 18 

Hunting 19 

Hinckley 19, 103, 117 

Hollis 20 

Hunt 20.21, 84, 91, 107, 125 

Hainlen 30 

Hoagh 31 

Hill 3G 

Huonewell^ 37 

Herrick ,.\ 38, 94 

Holmes 47, 51 

Hatherly 50 

Hemmingway 52 

Hascoli 52 

Howland 52 

Hull 31, .66, 67, 68 

Huukings 67, 123, 134 

Hai3 69 





Hoyt 72 

Hanniford 78 

Harris » 80, 88 

Hardy 83 

Haskell 83 

Hawkes S4 

Hosley 87 

Hewey . 91 

Hopson 95 

Heath 102 

Home 106 

Hodgdon Ill, 117 

Hobbs 112 

Hancock 116 

Hartlca ...117 

Holland 117 

Howe 118 

Hanson 118 

Billiard 125 

Hilton 128 

Hobart 128 

Holbrook 133 

Haklnyt 136 

Useley 11, 51 

Ingersol 61 

Ingalls 94 

Jones 7, 69, 107 

Johnson 8, 76 

Josselyn 20 

Jewett 26, 65 

Joslyn 41 

Jackson 66 

Jordan 71 

Jackman 71, 103 

Jenness 77, 125 

Jewell 96 

Joy....- 112 

Kent 43 

Kingsbury 65 

Kilgore 73 

Knight 73 

Kimball 82 

Krauss 84 

King 86, 116, 117, 130 

Kincaid 91 

Knapp 116, 117 

Knowlton 124, 125 

Kendall 133 

Lord 2 

Leonard 6,114 

Lincoln 6, 65 

L> n Je 6 

Locke 8 

Longfellow 10, 124 

Lovering 15 

Libby 26, 27 

Lithgow 29, 131 

Lapham 47, 50, 51 

Little 51, 88 

Larrabee 61, 134 

Lewis 65, 70 

Long 66, 85 

Leveritt 75 


Lothrop 85, 118 

Lawrence 86, 116 

Landerkin 83 

Lancaster 8S 

Leigh ton 109 

Lee 116 

Lambard. 130 

Lane 131 

Lunt 132 

Minot 6, 90, 91 

Marsh 21, 74 

Moody 36, 90 

Mann 46 

Merritt 49 

Mitchell 6!, 133 

Moore 65 

Mudge 72 

Mason 75, 76 

Mathers 76 

Marshall 76 

Maverick 77 

Morse 82, 116 

Macomber 84, 86 

Manson S4 

Milliken 84 

Miller 85 

Marcy 86, 87 

Monroe , 87 

McFarland 91 

Means 91 

Melcher 91 

Mountford 92 

Me=ser 94 

Miller 102, 111, 123 

Morrell 110 

McCrillis 112 

Merrill 117, 124, 125 

Motley 118 

Mills 124 

Meader 128 

Mellen 135 

Neal 1, 46 

Newmarch 8 

Nash 18, 20, 133 

Noyes. 92 

Nock 107, 108, 111 

Noble 117 

Nealley 127 

Otis 6 

Oliver 6 

Oiborne 6 

Odell 52 

Odiome 54 

Oliphant. .. ^ 72 

Orr 92 

Oulton 92 

Owen 92, 114 

Oakes. 103 

Olinstead 123 

Pierpont 2 

Pynchon 6 

Pepperell 6,33, 65, 66, 94, 101, 

102, 131, 132 






Peavy 8 

Phipps 9 

Pote 10 

Proctor 11, 68 

Pride 11, 13 

Purrinton 112 

Palsgrove 18 

Porter 20, 21, 68, 104, 113 

Page 41, 124, 127 

Preble 51 

Parks 52 

Poor 53 

Pamer 66 

Pownal 68 

Pinkham 69 

Parker 73, 95, 103 

Pendleton 78 

Presby 94 

Pratt 85, 117 

Poland 87 

Piper S3 

Purrington 102 

Pratt 102 

Pike 105 

Plaisted 107 

Pierce 109 

Pray 110 

Paddock 114 

Pollen 117 

Plnmmer 125 

Paul 134 

Putnam 135 

Quincy 72 

Quint 96, 105 

Rendlet 2 

Royal 6 

Russell 6, 103 

Ricker 12,37, 96, 105 

Rush 13 

Robie 15 

Reed 19, 78, 92 

Randall 19, 86, 112, 114 

Richards < 19 

Ricbman 37 

Rich 61 

Ring 61 

Redlife 65, 133 

Reedle 65 

Rogers • 66, 88 

Rice 66 

Rish worth....*. 63 

Rodex 69 

Robsen 92 

Robinson 92 

Ross 92 

Richardson /..95j 118, 129 

Rowe ( S$, 116, 117, 126 

Rayner 105 

Roberts 108, 111 

RigS3 Ill 

Rollins 112 

Rawlins 124 

Rand 135 

Raleigh 130 

Sewall 6, 29,41, 110 


Seavy 7 

Smith 9, 50, 86, S3, 103, 114, 124 

Stickney 10, 11, 72 

Shattuck 11 

Sawyer 11 

Stevens. 11, 136 

Swan 12, 103 

Swett 12, 37 

Small 13 

Shaw 19 

Snow 19, 86 

Studson .... 19 

Stetson 19 

Savage 29 

Saltonstall 29 

Shapleigh 36 

Storer 38 

Scythe 40, 43 

Stetson 45 

Stephens 40 

Sutton 51 

Shirley 51 

Sullivan 52 

Steward 52 

Stanwood 65 

Spinney 66 

Standley 66 

Sankeo 66 

Seabury 72 

Soule 73 

ShurtlefF 73 

Standish 75 

Squier3 86 

Spreul 83 

Siinp?on , 92 

Skofield 92, 93 

Spear 93 

Stanwood ,93 

Starbird * 93 

Stone 93, 135 

Stevenson 93, 106 

Strout 103 V 

Stanton. 107, 107 

Sayward J 10 

Scott 114 

Sargent 116 

Sabine 117 

Stock well 117 

Stanyan 123 

Sinclair 124 

Shaw 127 

Straw 123 

S.iDborn 123 

Sealis 130 

Severance 130 

Stoddard 132 

Saunders 134 

Torrey 10, 85, 133 

Turner 12 

Thomas 14, 21, 40, 50 

Todd H 

Thurston 14 

Thayer 20, 72 

Tilton .....28,55, 123 

Tiot 30 




Turpin 36 

Towne 40 

Tenney 40 

Trufant 40 

Tilden 47,71 

Tonge 4S 

Toke 48 

Twisden 51, 67 

Tucker 52, 126 

Titcomb 53 

Thair 54 

Tripe 66 

Toothaker 69* 

Treworgy 70 

Thing 78 

Tompkins 80 

Tewksbury 81 

Titus 85 

Thorns 93 

Twoinbly ....106, 112 

Tibbett3 108 

Tapley 118 

Turner 123 

Tappan 124 

Twedy 129 

Townsend 133 

Tyler 135 

Upton 63, 64 

Vilas 40 

Vernon 47 

Vincent 94 

Vioal 116 

Watts 6 

Willis 6 

Withers 8 

Waite 10 

Walker 11, 13, 95 

Wilson 11 

Whitman 11, 12, 13 

Woodsum 13 


Ware 19, 114 

Whitcomb 20 

Watson 26, 55, 127 

Walden 37, 74 

Warren 84, 92 

Witherly 49 

Winslow 50, 131, 134 

Waterman 50 

Williamson 51 

Wendell 51, 52 

Wyman 52 

Williams.... ..52, 125, 127, 128, 130, 132 

Washington 54 

White 61, 95 

Wall 61 

Wascot 66 

Webber 69 

Wheeler 71, 104 

Wormwood 77 

Walton 78 

Wheat 80 

Whitemore 81 

Wilkins 81 

White 94, 96 

Wilson 94 

Woodside 94 

Wadsworth 94 

Wentworth 105, 106, 108 

Waldron 106 

WiDgate 107 

Wallingford 103 

Wevmouth 112 

Wild 117 

Winchester 130 

Willson 131, 132 

Woods 136 

Young 30, 133 

York 73 

Yorke.. 123 



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VOLUME III.-1877-8. 

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Descendants of Stephen Hopkin3 1 

Ricker Family 9 

Early Marriages in Gorharn, Me 17, 45 

Notes and Queries 23, 61, 125 

Early Families in tfuckfield 27, 120 

M-iine in History 31 

Alien Lambard 32 

John Hastings of Cambridge 33 

Jeremiah Andrews .' •. 45 

Inscriptions in Hal'owell Cemetery 49 

An Ancient Warning 52 

Early Births in Durham 53 

Organization of New Pennacook PI 55 

Kittery Family Records 57 

ReC'.-ut Publications 64 

Cilley Family, ( Continued. ) 65, 85 

Elijah Fisher's Journal 81 

Settlement of Wilton, Me 107 

Ad Oil Almanac 109 

Alfred Epitaphs 110 

Eliot Tax-payers, 1752 115 

Newfield, Me 117 

Gen. Joshua Wingate 119 

To Our Subscribers 128 

Descendants of Edward Chapman .... 130 

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Augusta, Me., September, 1877. 

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Vol. Ill No. 1. 



1. Stephen Hopkins came to Plymouth in the Mayflower in 1620, 
with wife Eliza, son Giles, and daughter Constance, both by a 
former wife. By wife Eliza he had Damans, and also a son born 
on the voyage, called therefore Oceanus, but he died within a year. 
He also brought servants, Edward Dotey and Edward Lester, the 

[As Asciejh Duel. The following account of a dnel that took place among the Puri- 
tans of Plymouth, June 8, 1621, is the earliest of which we have record. We give it 
verbatim, et literatim. 

"The second offence is the first 'duell' fought in New England, upon a challenge at 
single combat in the sword and dagger between Edward Doty and Edward Leister, ser- 
vants of Mr. Hopkins. Both being wounded, the one in the hand, the other in the thigh; 
they are adjadg'd by the whole company to have their head and feet tied together, and 
^or to lie for twenty-four hours without meat or drink, which is begun at their great 
pains, at their own and their master's humble request. Upon promise of better carriage 
they are released by the Governor."] 

His wife lived in Plymouth over twenty years. He died 1644, 
and was "au Assistant" from 1633 to 1636. (See abstract of his 
will in Genealogical Register, vol. IV, p. 281), viz: "Hi3 will was 


exhibited at Court, Aug., 1644," dated June 6th, preceding. He 
desires to be buried near his deceased wife. He names son Caleb 
as "heir apparent" and executor of the will, and together Capt. 
Standish supervisor; also another son Giles (and his son Stephen) 
daughters Constance (wife of Nicholas Snow:) Deborah, Damaris, 
Ruth and Elizabeth. 

Witness, Myles Standish 
and William Bradford. 

An Inventory of the estate taken July, 1644, by Capt. Standish, 
Thos. Millet aud John Done. Amount £25, 14. s. 5." "The sen'r 
all porcons of the children of Mr. Stephen Hopkins deceased, as 
they were divided equally by Capt. Myles Standish, Caleb Hop- 
kins their brother." Then follows an enumeration of the allotted 
"porcons" of Deborah, Damaris, and Ruth, each amounting to 
£9, 6.8. 8. In relation to the other daughter Elizabeth, there is a 
paper containing six articles, signed by Capt Standish, Caleb Hop- 
kins, and Richard Sparrow, being an agreement by which she was 
"put out" to Sparrow, until she should become of the age of 19, 
or until her marriage, and "In consideration of the weakness of 
the child, and her inabillytie to p er forme such service as they 
acquite their charges in bringing of her up," Sparrow was to re- 
ceive into bis hands her " porcon" of the estate, provided " good- 
wife Sparrow" should die. Standish and her brother might dis- 
pose of Elizabeth as they thought best. Witnessed by William 
Paddy and Thomas Willet. 

Next follows a paper by Sparrow, promising payment in con- 
sideration of the above, and witnessed by Paddy, and a receipt by 
Standish, dated May 19, 1647." 

The two earliest tax lists of Plymouth Colony, dated March, 
1633-4, were 

" 1st. Stephen Hopkins tax £1. 7 shillings. 
2nd. " " " £1. 10 " 

This to be brought in, in corne at vi. s. per bushel before the last 
Of next Nov. and in default thereof the value to be doubled." 

Savage's Genealogical Dictionary says of "Caleb Hopkins, of 
Plymouth, perhaps youngest son of Stephen the first, but old 
enough to bear arms 1G43, died at Barbadoes, probably unmarried, 
yet called 'heir apparent' and made 'executor' in the will of his 
father, of June 6, 1G44. This makes more remarkable the fact of 
Giles being elder son, as related by Gov. Bradford and raises a 


doubt, whether the father had not been overruled to injustice by 
his second wife." 

Children by first wife. 

2 Gilts, (2) b. in England. 

3 Constance, (2) b. in England; m. Nicholas Snow before the Division of Cattle, 

1627. She d. 1676. 

By second wife. 

4 Damaris, (2) b. in England; m. Jacob Cooke, 1646. He m. for 2nd wife Mrs. 

Elizabeth (Lettice) ShurtlefF, wid. of the first William Shurtleff of Marsh- 
field, Mas3. 

5 Oceanus, (2) b. on the voyage to America, and died within the year. 

6 Debrrah, (2) b. prcb. 1622; m. 1646, Andrew King. 

7 Caleb, (2) b. ; d. , unmarried; probably in Barbadoes. 

8 Ruth, (2) b. ; d. an infant. 

9 (2) b. ; dan ; d. an infant. 

10 Eliza, (2) b. ; d. , 1C65, unmarried. 

2. 11 Giles 3 , (Stephen 1 ) b. in England, came with his father 
and mother to Plymouth in the Mayflower, 1620, removed to Yar- 
mouth ; m. October, 1639, Catherine, (on record spelled as pro- 
nounced, Catorne) Whelden. Their children were : 

12 Mary, (3) b. , 1640. 

22. 13 Stephen, (3) b. Sept., 1642. 

14 John, (3) b. , and d. 1643. 

15 Abigail, (3) b. October, 1644; m. May 23, 1667, William Merrick. 

16 Deborah, (3) b. June, 1648, lived in Easton. «v, . ^~ ~ -„;«*. v\ C w - K«» 
32. 17 Caleb, (3) b. January, 1651. 

18 Ruth, (3) b Jane, 1653. 
37. 19 Joshua, (3) b. Jane, 1657. 
• 20 William, (2) b Jan. 9, 1661. Infirm in mind. -_,V, IL " ' K-P fo Y./1 ~\ L /-- 

21 Eliza, (3)h. November, 1C64; d. in infancy. / • 

Giles* died 1690. The last six children were probably born in 

13. 22 Stephen 3 (Giles 5 Stephen) of Eastham, b. Sept., 1642; 
m. first, May 23, 1667, Mary, daughter of William Merrick ; m. 
second, Bethia Atkins, who d. March 25, 1726. He d. Oct. 10,. 
1118. Their children were: 

23 Eliza, (4) b. last week in June, 1668. 
46. 24 Stephen, (4) b. July 15, 1670. 

25 Ruth, (4) b. November, 1674. 
54. 26 Judah, (4) b. January 16, 1677-8. 
65. 27 Samuel (4) b. March, 1632. 

74. 28 Nathaniel, (4) b. , 1684. 

82. 29 Joseph, (4) b. , 1683. 

91. 30 Benjamin, (4) b. February, 1690. 

31 Mary, (4) b. April 15, 1692; m. Nov. 5, 1714, Jno. Maker. 


17. 32 Caleb 3 (Giles/ Stephen 1 ) of Eastham, b. January, 1650-1. 
Had four children ; by what wife, or whether before or after his 
removal to Truro, is not known. He d. 1728. Children were : 

33 Caleb, (4) b. ; m. , Mercy Freeman. He d. 1719. 

34 Nathaniel, (4) b. 

35 Thomas, (4) b. 

36 Thankful, (4) b. 

19. 37 Joshua 3 (Giles,* Stephen 1 ) of Eastham, b. June, 1657 ; 
m. May 26, 168 J , Mary, dau. of Daniel Cole. Children were: 

38 John, (4) b. April 16, 1683; d., ^E 16 years. 

39 Abigail, (4) b. March 9, 1686. 

40 FAisha, (4) b. December 17, 1688. 

41 Lydia, (4) b. April 1, 1692. 

42 Mary, (4) b. January 20, 1695. 

- 43 Joshua, (4) b. February 20, 1698. 

44 Hannah, (4) b. March 25, 1700. 

45 Phabe, (4) b. March 11, 1702. 

24. 46 Stephen 4 (Stephen, 3 Giles,* Stephen 1 ) b. July 15, 1670; 
m. Sarah Howes, May 19, 1692. ne d. 1733. Children were: 

47 Jonathan, (5) b. August 20, 1693; d. 1717. 

48 Thankful, (5) b. , 1700. 

49 Elkanah, (5) b. August 12, 1702; d. , 1720. 

50 Thomas, (5) b. , 1704. 

61 Ebenezer, (5) b. , 1707; m. Rebecca Crosby (?). \ 

52 Mary, (5) b. , 1709. 

63 PhoJbe, (5) b. , 1711; m. first, June 19, 1729, Samuel Bangs, Jr.; m. 

second, January 4, 1732-3, Dr. Jonathan Bangs; in. third, 1745, Rev. Josiah 


26. .54 Judah 4 , (Stephen 3 , Giles 2 , Stephen 1 ) b. Jan., 1677-8 ; m. 
first, Hannah (?) ; second, Hannah Mayo, 1720. 

Children were : 

65 Mercy, (5) b. , 1703. 

66 John, (5) b. September 23, 1704. 

67 Martha, (5) b. , 1705. 

68 Rebecca, (5) b. October 15, 1707; m. Jonathan Biggins of Eastham. 

69 Judah, (5) b. October 18, 1709. 

60 Stephen, (5) b. , 1711-12. 

61 Desire, (5) b. , 1714. 

62 Silvanus, (5) b. February 14, 1716-17. 

63 Hannah, (5) b. , 1719. 

64 Samuel, (5) b. March, 1721. . 

27. 65 Samuel 4 , (Stephen 3 , Giles 2 , Stephen 1 ) b. March, 1682 ; m. 
Lydia . Children were : 

66 Richard, (5) b. , 1707. 

67 Reliance, (5) b. , 1700; m. June 19, 1735, David Crosby. 



68 Lydia, (5) b. — 

69 Sarah, (5) b. — 

70 Susanna, (5) b. 

71 Moses, (5) b. — 

72 Theophilus, (5) b 

73 Nathan. (5) b. — 

-, 1713. 
-, 1717. 
— , 1719. 
-, 1722. 
, 1726. 

-, 1729. 

28. 14 Nathaniel 4 , (Stephen 3 , Giles 8 , Stephen 1 ) b. 
1707, Mercy Mayo. Children were : 

75 David, (5) b. . 

-, 16S4 ; m. 

7G Jeremiah, (5) b. — 

77 Nathaniel, (5) b. - 

78 Reuben, (5) b. — 

79 Samuel, (5) b. — 

80 James, (5) b. 

81 Theophilus, (5) b. 

-, and daughters. 

29. 82 Joseph 4 , (Stephen 3 , Giles, 2 Stephen 1 ) b. 
1712, Mary Mayo. Children were: 

83 Isaac, (5) b. . 

84 Joseph, (5) b. . 

85 Maiy, (5) b. . 

86 Jonathan, (5) b. ; m Rebecca Freeman. 

87 Hannah, (5) b. . 

88 Nathan, (5) b. . 

^-^89 Prince, (5) b. . * 

90 Eliza, (5) b. . 

•,1688; m. 

30. 91 Benjamin 4 (Stephen, 3 Giles,* Stephen 1 ) b. Feb. 1690; m, 
'1717-18, Rachel Lincoln. Children were : 

92 Benjamin, (5) b . 

93 Giles, (5) b. . 

94 Seth, (5) b. . 

95 Rachel, (5) b. - 

96 Samuel, (5) b. 

97 Solomon, (5) b. 

98 Edward, (5) b 

71. 99 Moses,* (Samuel, 4 Stephen, 3 Giles, 2 Stephen 1 ) b. probably 
1722; m. first, in Hardwick, Mass., Hannah Berry; m. second, 
her sister, Sarah Berry. They lived and died in Hardwick. 

Sarah (Berry) Hopkins, m. second, Hinckley. Children 

were : 

100 Moses, (6) b. - 

101 Edward, (6) b. 

102 Zoath, (6) b. 

as liviDg in 1805.) 
, ( 6 ). 

-. ("Freeman's Capo Cod" mentioned Zoath Hopkics 


107. 103 Samuel, (6) b. July 21, 1750. 

104 Mary, (6) b. . 

105 Huldah, (6) b. ; m. Baker. 

106 Two daughters, m. ■ Howes, and perhaps more daughters. 

103. 107 Samuel 6 (Moses, 5 Samuel, 4 Stephen, 3 Giles," Stephen, 1 ) 
b. July 21, 1750, in Hardwick. He was Captain of a whaling 
vessel running to Newfoundland, Belle Isle, &c. He removed to 
Hardwick and m. Xov. 15, 1778, Elizabeth Hastings, b. Aug. 11, 
1748, dau. of Walter and Lydia Hastings. She d. Dec. 2, 1832, 
& 84. He d. Dec. 27, 1834, M 84. Was a farmer in Hardwick 
until after the birth of his two first children, when he removed to 
Petersham, where both died and were buried in what is now called 
Dana, originally the south part of Petersham. Children were : 

114. 108 Moses, (7) b. Sept. 4, 1779. 

109 Abiather, (7) b. July 14, 1781. Graduated at Dartmouth College, August 
27, 1806. Studied law with Allen, Esq., of New Salem and at Litch- 
field, Conn., Law School — completed with Judge Heard of Boston. He 
resided and practiced law in partnership with Gov, Shunk in Harrisburg, 
Penn. He taught a young ladies' seminary in Harrisburg, Penn., from 
1810 io 1812. He went to Petersham on a visit, and died of fever, Sept. 
• 27, 1821, AZ 40; unmarried. 
122. 110 Alinda, (7) b. in Petersham, February 8, 1784. 

127. Ill Thirza, (7) b. in P , May 4, 1786. 

112 Henrietta, (7) b. in P , July 19, 17S8, living with her parents till their 

decease, when she removed to Boston, living with her sister Thirza, who 
m. James Page. She d. there of consumption, May 3, 1854, AZ 66; unm. 
131. 113 Betsey, (7) b. in P , July 20, 1790. 

108. 114 Moses, 7 (Samuel, 6 Moses,* Samuel, 4 Stephen, 3 Giles, 2 
Stephen, 1 ) b. Sept. 4, 1779, in Hardwick; m. Nov. 29, 1807, 
Mary, daughter of Dauiel and Tabitha (Jenkins) Mason of Barre. 
She was b. April 12, 1786, and is still living with her daughter 
Lucy, at 109 Pembroke St., Boston, (April 4, 1876.) He lived 
upon his father's farm, in the south part of Petersham, till he d., 
Oct. 9, 1844, M 64 years. Their children were : 

115 Charles, (8) b. November 1, 1809; d. unmarried, July 24, 1843. Insane, 
caused by orick falling upon his head. 
133. 116 Susan Ross, (8) b. January 0, 1812. 
137. 117 Lucy Jenkins, (8) b. May 18, 1815. 

118 James, (8) b. , 181G; d. unm. May 5, 1839, of consumption, M 23. 

119 Warren, (8) b. Sept , 1820; d. unm., in Medfcrd, of consumption, Nov. 

20, 1852. 

120 Thirza, (8) b. , 1818; d. April 9, 1824, M 6 years. 

121 Thomas t (8) b. ; d. ; an infant. 


110. 122 Alinda 7 , (Samuel 6 , Moses 5 , Samuel 4 , Stephen 8 , Giles 2 , 
Stephen 1 ) b. Feb. 8, 17S4; m. Maj. Timothy, son of Daniel Bill- 
ings of Ilardwick, in 1805 ; she d. Aug. 6, 1832. He was b. July 
4, 1774, d. May 24, 1812, JE 37. Their children were : 

123 I Dvright {Billings) b. Jan 31, 1S06; m. Ann J. Ruggles, Dec 31, 1834; 

she d. Jan. 12, 1865, JE 50. They had one dan. (1) Mary Ann, b. Oct. 
31,1835, m. Wm. Dennis Cummings, Sept. IS, 1855; he was b. in Tyngs- 
boro,' Mas3 , Nov. 4, 1S29 Their children: 
(1) Kate Grove (Cummings) b. July 12, 1856. 
• (2) Hattie Geer «• b. July 12, 1858. 

(3) Anna Ruggles ** b. Dec. 15, 1861. 

(4) Dvright Clark " b. Dec 19, 1863. 

(5) Samuel Billings " b Oct. '26, 1865. 

124 II. Adeline {Billings) b. Aug. 10, 1807; m. Jan, 28, 1840, Capt. James S. 

Davis of Warren, Mass., b Nov. 15, 1T3S ; she was his second wife. 
Her children were: (1) Carrie B. {Davis) b. Feb. 7, 1841; d. Dec. 17, 
1844, M 3 yrs. 10 mos. (2) Marion Henrietta (Davis) b. Deo 13, 1843; 
d. June 9, 1845. (3) Charles Frederick {Davis) b. Oct. 9, 1846. (4) 
Elizabeth Gates {Davis) b Oct. 14, 1848. 

125 III. Samuel {Billings) b. May 24, 1809; m. Hannah . Lived in 

Auburn, N. Y., where he died Jan., 1873. Children: (1) Ann Alinda 

{Billings) d. . (2) Ad aline (Billings.) (3) Charles Henry (Billings) 

b. , d. . (4) George (Billings) and (5) Oharles (Billings). 

126 IV. Timothy Ruggles (Billings) b. April 16, 1811 ; m. Nov. 19, 1839, Eliza- 

beth Peel, b. June 25, 1821. He went to Califorria, and was never 
heard from. Children: (1) Frederick A. (Billings) b. March 2, 1841; d. 
Jan. 19, 1858. (2) Samuel D. Billings, b. Aug. 12, 1847; m. July 21, 
1868. Resides in Norwich, Conn.; had son, (1) Frederick H. D. (Billings) 
b. May 20, 1670; d. Sept. 12, 1870. 

111. 127 Thirza 7 , (Samuel 6 , Moses', Samuel 4 , Stephen 3 , Giles 3 , 
Stephen 1 ) b. in Petersham, May 4/1786; m. July 8. 1810, James, 
son of James and Annie (Warner) Page of Ilardwick. lie was 
b. Jan. 2, 1781; d. Nov. 2, 1846, at 58 Temple S*t., Boston. A few 
years after his death she removed to Medford, and died there Feb. 
17, 1870, xE 84. Children were: 

123 Henry Augustus Page, b. in Boston, July 20, 1811; m. in Worcester, Sept. 1, 
1842, Eliza Wales Bigelow, dau. of John and Abigail (Richardson) Bige- 
low. [See " Kichard?on Memorial."] Sho was born Aug. 22, 1814. He 
wa*a successful hardware merchant in Boston, arid for more than forty 
years was of the firm of Messrs. George H. Gray & Co., and their suc- 
cessors. He now resides on St. James Avenue, in Boston. Children were: 

(1) Henrietta Page, b. Dec 24, 1844, in Boston. 

(2) Ellen Page, b. in Medford, Sept- 4, 1846, unm. 

(3) Garden Prince, b. " Nov. 7, 1849, unm. 

123 II. James Warner Page, b in Boston, April 24, 1814; d. Oct. 1, 1815. 


130 LTI. Elizabeth Page* b. in Boston, Nov. 5, 1821; m. July 5, 1843, Andrew 
Jackson, eon of Charles 7th and Mary Tth (Locke) Richardson, who were 
both descended from Samuel and Joanna, who settled in TVoburn, 1641. 
[See Richardson Memorial ] Andrew J was b. April 20, 1814; resides 
in New York; no children. 

113. 131 Betsey 7 , (Samuel 6 , Moses 5 , Samuel 4 , Stephen 3 , Giles 8 , 
Stephen 1 ) b. in Petersham, July 22, 1790; m. 1st, Feb. 3, ISIS, 
Thomas, son of Ilutchins and Elizabeth (Grout) Hapgood, b. June 
20, 1790, d. Oct. 10, 1S20. [See Hapgood and Grout Genealogies.] 
She m. 2d, in Pertersham, Jan. 2S, 1S29, lion. William Gates of 
Lunenburg, Vt.; where he was b. March 24, 1786, and d. Dec. 3, 
1842, u£ 56 years, 8 months. He was son of Samuel and Lucretia 
(Williams) Gates, originally of Marlboro', Mass. • He was Judge 
of Probate and Clerk of Supreme Court in and for Essex Co., Yt., 
for many years. She now (1877) resides with her daughter in 
Portland, Me. She had one child, by her first husband. 

132 I. Ann Hutchins Hapgood, b. in Petersham, Jan 18, 1819; m. in Boston, 
March 9, 1848, Roswell Mi.vard Ricbardsox, b in Compton, P. Q., 
April 7, 1814. He was a descendant of Samuel (1) and Joanna Rich, 
ardson, who settled in Woburn, 1641. [See Richardson Memorial ] 
Children were: 

(1) Jam's Page Richardson, b. in Wells River, Vt., Nov. 23, 1S51. .Grad. 
at Harvard Coll , June 29, 1872. He was largely the compiler of these 
sketches. He died in Portland, Me , of typhoid brain fever, Sept. 8, 1872 # 

(2) George Minard Richardson, b. in Wells River, Vt ,May 19, 1854; d. in 
Portland, Me., Oct. 25, 1856. 

(3) William Minard Richardson, b. in Portland, Dec. 10, 1858. Entered 
Harvard College in 1676, in clas3 of '79. 

116. 133 Susan Ross 3 , (Moses 7 , Samuel 6 , Moses*, Samuel 4 , 
Stephen 3 , Giles 2 ,* Stephen 1 ) b. in Petersham, Jan. 6, 1812; m. 
Oct. 1, 1833, John Adams, son of Luther Page of Hardwick, b. 
Feb. 12, 1805, d. Jan. 5, 1864. She died Jan. 1, 1842; resided in 
Boston. Children were: 

134 I Lucy Ann Page, b. in Boston, March 23, 1835; unm. 

135 II. Charles Adams Page, b. " Feb. 9, 1838, d. Sept 9, 1838. 

136 III. Eliza Clark Page, b. " Feb. 9, 1841; unm. 

117. 137 Lucy Jenkins 8 , (Moses 7 , Samuel 6 , Moses 5 , Samuel 4 , 
Stephen', Giles 2 , Stephen 1 ) b. in Petersham, May 18, 1815; m. 
John A. Page, (2d wife, and sister's husband) Oct. 27, 1842. [See 
above.) Had — 

I. Charles Augiutu-s Page, b. July 28, 1843; unm. 



47 Moses Ricker, son of Ephraim, was a soldier in the old 
French war, and was at Crown Point. He married Sobriety 
Nock, daughter of Samuel and Abigail (Ricker) Nock. Her 
mother was daughter of Maturin, and grand-daughter of the emi- 
grant George Ricker. She was born 4 June, 1740, and being left 
an orphan at the age of fourteen, lived with her father's sister, 
Sarah, who married Ezekiel Wentworth. Moses died 26 Oct. 
1801 ; his widow died 28 Nov. 1829. They had besides one who 
died in childhood : 

t 121 i Henry, b. July 5, 1764. 

122 ii Abigail, b. Dec. 19, 1765; m. 19 April 1795, Jonathan Downs son of 
Samuel, and grandson of Thomas Downs who was killed by the Indians in 
1711. He died 31 May, 1835; she died 3 Feb. 1848. They had eight 
f 123 iii Elijah, b. Dec. 2, 1769. 

124 iv Hannah, b. Oct. 8, 1771; died Oct. 27, 1842. 
f 125 v Moses, b. Aug. 11, 1773. 

126 vi Mercy, b. Aug. 21, 1777; m. 20 Dec. 1804, Capt. Daniel Grant, of Lebanon, 

Me., and had four children. She died 18 Sept. 1831, and he married her 
sister Sarah. 

110 vii Sarah, b. Maroh 2, 1780; m. 14 Dec. 1834, Capt. Daniel Grant, former 

husband of her sister Mercy. She died 30 Dec. 1853. He died 10 May, 

111 viii Rebecca, b. Jan. 13, 1783. She never married, and is now (1876) living on 

the homestead of her father, in Lebanon, Me , which had passed into the 
possession of her brother-in-law. Capt. Grant. This estimable lady, now 
ninety-three years old, is of perfect memory, and full of traditions of her 
ancestry back to the Indian times. 

48 Aaron Ricker married Mary Nock, which now is Knox, 

and had : 

127 i Sarah. 

128 ii Hannah, b. Jan. 3, 1767. 

129 iii Daniel, b. Aug 16, 1769; d. 1804. 

130 iv Mary, b. ; married 1st, Gershom Downs; 2d, Andrew, son of John 

and Charity Dore. 

131 v Abigail, m. Jonathan Downs, son of Samuel, son of Thomas Downs, who was 

killed by the Indians This Samuel Downs, died 7 Dec. 1812, said to 
have been over a hundred years old. 

132 vi Dorcas, married, 1st, Feb. 17, 1799, Henry Wentworth; 2d, an Allen; 

moved to Raymond, Wis , and died there 25 Sept 1847. 

133 vii Ezekiel. 


«50 Lehuel Ricker married 31 Dec. 1771, Dorothy Nock, 
sister of the wife of his brother Moses. They had : 

134 i Jedediah, m. Sally, daughter of William W. Lord. Their son Ezekiel m. 

Joanna, daughter of George and Mary (Roberts) Roberts. 

135 ii Joshua. 

136 iii Dorothy. 

137 iv Ezekiel. 

138 v Darius. 

139 vi Samuel, m. Polly Foss. Their son, Wentworth R. Ricker, married Maria, 

daughter of James and Judith (Wentworth) Downs. 

140 vii Abra. 

141 viii Sarah W. 

142 ix Hannah. 

53 Ephraim, son of George Ricker, Jr., married Susannah 
Leighton. He resided in Somersworth, N. H., and subsequently 
in Berwick, Me. Children : 

t 143 i Tobia3, b. ; m. Abigail, dau. of Tristram and Mary (Neal) Warren 

of Buckfield. 
t 144 ii George, b. Dec. 14, 1771; m. Dorcas, dau. of Enoch Philbrick of Buckfield. 
145 iii Daniel, b. . He was a minister and resided in Warren and Freedom,. 

Me., where he left a family. 
t 146 iy James, b June 24, 1777; m. 1st. Nancy Wescott; 2d, Elizabeth, dau. of 

William Berry of Buckfield. 

147 v Eleanor, b. ; m. Stephen Pearce of Berwick. 

148 vi Dolly, b. ; m. Thomas Allen of Hartford. 

149 vii Sally, b. ; m. Stephen Pierce of Berwick. 

«59 Moses Ricker, son of Maturin Ricker, Jr., married Dorcas 
Ricker, daughter of his father's cousin Maturin, who was son of 
the emigrant George Ricker. Tie lived at North Berwick, Me., 

and was twice married ; second wife named Sarah . His will, 

dated 20 April 1795, proved 26 June 1797. lie was one of the 
selectmen of Berwick in 1772. Children : 

150 i Ezekiel. 

151 ii Simeon, who had a son Jacob b. April 5, 1783. 

152 iii Maturin, baptized in Berwick, 24 Sept. 1758; married there, 26 Dec. 1781, 

Olive Hersom. , 

153 iv Ebenezer. 

154 v Thomas. 

155 vi Lucy, m Dmlel Hubbard of Shapleigh. 

156 vii Dorcas, m. Moses Butler of Lebanon. 

157 viii Phebe, b. . 

CI Ebenezer Ricker married 1st, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas 
and Abigail (Hill) Wallingford, who died 19 April 1781, aged 
28; 2d, 2 April 1782, Mary Bodwell, who died 15 Sept. 1796, 


aged 45 ; 3d, Margaret (Roberts), widow of Mark Wentworth. 
By his first wife he had : 

158 i Thomas, b. June 26, 1771, d. single. 

159 ii Ebenezer, b. July 9, 1774; d. single. 

160 iii Elizabeth, b. Nov. 5, 1776; m. Michael Little of Lewiston, Me. She died 

March 18, 1S64. Mr Little died March 10, 1S30. 

161 iv Lucy, b. Jan. 31, 1779; m Elisha Hill of Portsmouth, and had Lucy Hill, 

who married Charles Cogswell, lawyer, of South Berwiok, Me. 

By his second wife he had : 

162 v Abigail, m. Sept. 17, 1S07, William Lambert, (Dart. Coll. 1798), whose eon, 

Rev. Thomas R. Lambert, D. D., is of Charlestown, Mass., and Lucy mar- 
ried Hon. John P. Hale. 

163 vi Mary, m. Joseph Doe of Somersworth. Charles Doe, LL.D., the eminent 

jurist, is their son. 

C4L David Ricker married June 7, 1772, Lydia Noble. He 
died in 1818. Children: 

164 i Amos, b. Sept. 15, 1772. 

165 ii Sarah, b. Dec. 14, 1774.' 
t 166 iii David, b. Aug. 18, 1776. 

•167 iv Lydia, (twin with David) b. Aug 18, 1776. 

65 John Ricker, son of Joseph, married Eleanor, daughter of 
Ephraim Ricker, son of the emigrant George. His father willed 
him all his real estate in Rolliusford, it being the farm where the 
almshouse now stands. John died on that property, but before 
the property became the twin's. He had : 

168 i Eliphalet, b. Dec. 1745; m. Abigail Pike. 

169 ii Elisha, b. Dec. 16, 1747; d young. 

170 iii Joseph, b. Sept. 5, 1750. 

171 iv Sarah, b. Dec. 1, 1752. 

172 v Elisha, b. Jan. 24, 1755. 

173 vi Mehitable, b. May 10, 1757. 

174 vii Ephraim, b. July 15, 1759. 

175 viii Eleanor, b. January 8, 1762. 

67 Noah Ricker born in 1726 ; died Dec. 17, 1811. His wife 
was Margaret, daughter of Simon Emery of Kittery. Children all 

born in Berwick. 

176 i Simon, b. ; lived in Shapleigh. 

177 ii Betty, b. ; m. Stephen James and went to Vermont. 

178 iii Noah, b. 1762, settled in Waterboro'. 

179 iv Joanna, b. ; m. Jor.athan Ross of Shapleigh. 

1^0 v. Margaret, b. ; m. Benjamin Stone of Shapleigh. 

181 -vi Polly, b. ; never was married. 

182 vii Joseph, b. 1771; moved to Vermont. 
t 1S3 viii Gideon, b. 1773; moved to Vermont 1839. 


71 Jabez Ricker, son of Joseph, married, 14 May 1*761, Mary, 
daughter of Deacon Samuel and Joanna (Roberts) Wentworth, 
born in Berwick, in 1742. They lived first in Berwick, then in 
Sanford, and then in Poland, Me. lie died Feb. 1827 ; she died 
July 1838. They had: 

184 i Timothy, b. Nov. 1761. 

185 ii Joanna, b. in Berwick, Feb. 26, 1764; married Paul Stanton, who was born 

in Berwick. They had seven children and many descendants. 
f 186 iii Samuel, b. July 7, 1766. 

f 187 iv Wentworth, b. Aug. 1763.. He married Mary Pottle, and died in Poland. 
f 188 v Joseph, b. about 1771; bap., 1773. 

189 vi Molley, bap., March 3, 177S; m. William Trickey. Three of their ohildren 

resided in Poland, Me. 

190 vii Anna, b. Aug. 2, 1776; m. William Pottle who died in JS47. (Anna, their 

daughter, married Jonathan Pulsifer of Poland.) She had eight children. 

191 viii Sarah, bap., June 2, 17S0; m. Mo3es Pottle. She resided in Minot, Me. 

192 ix Elizabeth, b. June 24, 17S1; m. Henry Byram and lived in North "Yar- 


193 x Phebe, bap , June 24, 1790; m. Robert Patten and lived in China, Maine. 

—^73 Joseph Ricker married Dec. 17, 1767, Deborah Went- 
worth, sister of his brother Jabez's wife. She was born in Ber- 
wick, 14 Aug. 1749. They lived iu Parsonfield, Me., where he 
died 18 Oct. 1825 ; she died there, 18 Feb. 1835. They had : 

194 i Dorcas, b. Nov. 25, 1768; in. Joseph Shores; lived in Berwick and had four 


195 ii Molly, b 19 April 1771; married 1st, Edward Scribner; 2d, Jo3iah Perkins. 

She had five children by her first marriage, and four by her second. 
f 196 iii Dominicus, b. June 4, 1773. 

f 197 iv Pelatiah, b. Dec. 1775. 

f 198 v Amaziah, b. May 4, 1778. 

199 vi Joshua, b. July 15, 1781. 

200 vii Anna, b. June 11, 1784; m. Elisha Strout and lived in Cherrjfield, Me. 
t 201 viii Tobias, b. July 15, 1786. 

202 ix Susannah, b. May 6, 1790. 

203 x Betsey, b. March 5, 1796. 

Fifth Generation. 

107 Reuben Ricker was left the homestead in Berwick by his 
father's will, and took care of his father and mother. He was a 
mariner, and during the last war with England he served seven 
months on the Boune Homme Richard, under Paul Jones. About 
the year 1827 he sold his farm in Berwick and moved to Monroe, 
Me. Many of his relatives also moved there. He received a 


pension in consequence of his naval service, and died in 1838. 
Children : 

204 i Rath, b. ; m. James Boyd. 

205 ii Robert, b. ; m. Lacy Perkins. 

206 iii Apphia, b. ; m. James Tbarloagh, Jr. 

207 iv Dennis, b. ; m. Sallie Ricker. 

208 T Reuben, b ; m. Nancy Ricker. 

209 vi Hannah, b. ; m. Moses Goodwin. 

210 vii Abrey, b. ; m. Robert Gould. 

211 viii George, b. ; m. Rachel Avery. 

212 ix Isaiah, m. Joanna Stevens. 

117 Henry Ricker m. , and lived in Berwick. 

Children : 

213 i Stephen lived in So. Berwick, Me., married, 17 March 1808, Joanna Went- 

worth, whose brothers, Timothy and Moses, married Stephen's sisters. 
Tbey had five sons and seven daughters. 

214 ii Betsey, b. April 19, 1788. 

215 iii Lydia, m. Feb. 16, 1818, Moses Wentworth; lived at Great Falls, N. H. 

121 Henry Ricker, 6on of Moses, married, 31 Dec. 1787, 
Elizabeth McCrillis, who died in 1828; he died 22 Oct. 1850. 
They had : 

216 i John, b. July 5, 1789. 

217 ii Charles, b. Sept. 12, 1793. 

218 iii Ephraim, b. Oct. 21, 1795. 

219 iv Ira, b. Jnly 25, 1797. 

220 v Moses, b. June , 1804. 

123 Elijah Ricker, son of Moses, married 28 Nov. 1808, 
Hannah Copp, sister to minister Robert Copp, of Lebanon, Me. 
They had, besides one who died in infancy, 

221 i Sobriety, b. Sept. 19, 1806. 

222 ii Samuel, b. March 18, 1608. 

223 iii Zimri, b. Oct. 29, 1809. 

224 iv Elijah, b. June 20, 1811. 

225 v Moses, b. June 19, 1816. 

226 vi Lewis D., b. Aug. 3 1820. 

12o Moses Ricker, son of Moses, married Dec. 26, 1804, 
Mary Hanson, who died in April, 1833. He died in 1856. 
Children : 

227 i William, b March 29, 1807. 

228 ii Maria P., b. Jan 9, 1809; d. Jan. 12, 1851. 

229 iii Charles ,1817. 

230 iv Eli. 



143 Tobias Bicker was an early settler in Buckfield. He 
married Abigail, daughter of Tristram and Mary (Neal) Warren, 
who was born May 12, 1764. Children : 

231 i Eleanor b. March 25, 1TS5; d. Aug. 19, 1794. 

232 ii John, b. Feb. 27, 1787; m. Charlotte Haywood. 

t 233 iii Tobias, b. March 15, 1789; m. 1st, Sally Berry; 2nd, Keziah Jackson; 3d, 
Abigail Ellis. 

234 iv Abigail, b Nov. 21, 1791; m. Obadiah Berry. 

235 v Ephraim, b. July 29, 1794; m. Margaret Swift. 

236 vi Isaiah, b. May 15, 1796; m. Hannah Mason. 

237 vii Charlotte, b. Nor. 15, 1798; m. 1st, Daniel Hutchins; 2d, Zeri Berry. 

238 viii Andrew, b. March 17, 1S02, 

239 ix Nancy, b. July 4, 1S04; m. Edmund Irish. 

240 x Lysander, b. Aug. 28, 1807, m. Cordelia Cushman. 

14<4 George Ricker came to Buckfield when a young man. 
He was a Baptist preacher in Buckfield, and succeeded Elder 
Hooper as pastor of the church at Paris Hill. He then moved to 
Auburn and died there in 1854. By wife Dorcas Philbrick, he had 
the following children : 

241 i Hiram, b Jan. 6, 1799; m. ; lives in N. Auburn. 

242 ii Elmira, b. Feb. 2, 1801; m. David Swett. 

243 iii Sarah, b. June 5, 1802; m. Keith. 

244 iv George, b. Jan. 15, 1804; m. and dead. 

245 v Delaney, b Oct. 5, 1805; d. young. 

246 vi Laiten, b. Sept. 25, 1807; went West. 

247 vii Jones, b. Feb. 20, 1812; went to eea and was knocked overboard the first 

night out. 

146 James Ricker came from Berwick and settled in Hartford, 
Me. His first wife was Nancy Wescott, to whom he was married 
April 26, 1801, and second, Elizabeth, daughter of Dea. William 
Berry of Buckfield; married, June 26, 1806. Children by first 
wife : 

248 i Charidomas, b May 16, 1802. 

249 ii James, b. May 26, 1804. 

Children by second wife : 

t 250 iii Cyrus, b. Dec. 12, 1806; m. Nancy Keen. 

251 iv Vesta, b. January 10, 1809; m. Phillip Barrows. 

252 v Elbridge, b. July 10, 1810; m. Althea Farrar. 

253 vi Joanna, b. Sept. 8, 1812; m. Phillip Barrows. 
f 254 vii Albion, b. Aug. 11, 1815; m. Sarah B. Swett. 

255 viii Roana, C, b., Dec. 16, 1813; m. Daniel B. Robinson. 

256 ix Sally B., b. May 3, 1821. 

257 x Eliza L., b. May 3, 1821. 

258 xi Asia, b. Nov. 1, 1825; m. Sabrina Shaw. 

259 xii Clara H., b., May 15, 1S28; m. Julius A. KiDg. 


166 David Ricker, Jr., married Lydia, daughter of Enoch 
Chase of Dover, N. H. lie moved to Minot, Me., and in 1805 
settled in Woodstock, where he spent the remainder of his days. 
His son, Rev. David Ricker, now (1877) occupies the old home- 
stead on which he was born. Children : 

260 i Mary, b July 11, 1804; never married. 

t 261 ii Eliza, b. Aug. 31, 1805; m. Alexander Day, Jr. 

262 ill Lucy, b. March 7, 1806; never married. 

f 263 iv David,- b. June 19, 1809; m 1st, Eunice Estes; 2d Lois Bryant. 

f 264 v Thomas N., b. Sept. 26, 1814; ro. Mary Wood of Hebron. 

26p vi Harriet, b. April 11, 1817; m. John Wyman. 

1§3 Gideon Ricker, son of Noah Ricker, m. Mary Buzzell, 
and moved to Waterboro', Yt. Children all born in Berwick : 

266 i Rath, b. May 4, 1796. 

267 ii Gideon, b. April — , 1798; d. young. 

268 iii Thomas, b. Feb. 9, 1801. 

269 iv David, b. Aug 8, 1S03. 

270 v Theodate, b. March — , 1806; m. Edmund Cole. 

271 vi Phebe, b. Oct. — , 1808. 

272 vii Gideon, b. July 25, 1811. 

184 Timothy Ricker, son of Jabez, married Eunice Pray. 

Children : 

273 i Alice, b. ; m. Nathaniel Bracket, Limington 

274 Molly, b. ; m. James Smith. 

275 iii Moses, b. ; m. Mehitable Brackett. 

276 iv Margaret, b. ; m. Isaac Brackett. 

277 v Jabez, b. ; m. 1st, Alice Pray. 

278 vi Timothy, b. ; m. Mary A. Hills. 

279 vii Benjamin, b. ; m Judith Pitts. 

280 viii Isaac, b. ; m. Ruth Stackpole. 

281 ix Eunice, b. Jan. 7, 179G; d. Dec. 5, 1813. 

282 x Joanna, b. Jan. 7, 1796; m. Humphrey Brackett. 

186 Samuel Ricker married Jan. 17, 1790, Snsanna, daughter 
of Benjamin and Mary (Dearborn) Jewett ; she was born in Lon- 
donerry, N. II., March 28, 1770. lie moved in 1814, with his 
family, from Poland, Me., to Pleasant Hill, Clermont County, 
Ohio, sixteen miles from Cincinnati ; he died there, 10 March, 
1838 ; his widow died there 28 October, 1855. Children: 

283 i Rufus, b. April 3, 179 1; married 28 May, 1815, Lydia Chipman, of Poland, 

Me. ne removed to Ohio in 1817; to Illinois in 1818, where he was 
Justice of the Peace and Postmaster; to Iowa In 1836, and was Judge of 
Probate ten years, and Clerk of Circuit Court twelve years. He died 30 
July, 1847. 

284 ii Jabez, b. in Poland, Me. May 24, 1794; was unmarried; drowned 12 Jan., 

1821, in tho Arkansas river. 


285 iii Benjamin J., b. in Poland, July 7, 1796; married in Kentucky, Nov. 24, 

1816, Mary Reed Wilson. His son, Elbridge G. Ricker, was Major of the 
5tb Ohio Cavalry in the late war; his son, Benjamin J. Ricker, is a lawyer 
at Topeka, Kansas. 

286 iv Samuel, b. in Poland, Feb. 3, 1800; went to New Orleans, La., about 1822. 

He there married, 1st, 7 Feb. 1S31, Eliza, daughter of Thomas and Celeste 
(de Grandpre) Beale, her mother being daughter of Don Carlos de 
Grandpre, Governor of Baton Rouge under Spanish rule. Samuel married 
2d, 20 March, 1840, Marie Sophia, daughter of Capt. Martin Probst. 
Samuel was a member of the State Senate, and U. S. CorsuI at Frankfort- 
on-tihe-Main. He spent many years abroad, but died in Washiogton, 
D. C, 30, Oct. 1874. He had six children, the first three being born in 
Marseilles, France. • 

287 v Susannah, b. Nov. 1, 1S02; married John Fitzpatrick, and had three 
children. She died in Cincinnati, O., 20, Nov. 1860. 

288 vi Ebeoezer S., b. in Poland, March 9, 1805. He married Feb. 10, 1828, 
Harriet, daughter of John and Mary Pompilly, born in Maine, 11 May, 
1803. He is a surveyor, and lives at Pie^sant Hill Farm, Clermont County 
Ohio. He has two daughters. 

289 vii Darius, b. April 25, 1810; married, 20 Oct. 1S35, Priscilla A. Ayers, and 
lived in Cincinnati, 0. He died 15 July, 1S55. 

1S7 Wentworth Ricker, son of Jabez, kept a public house 
on Picker Hill in Poland, for many years, and his hostlerie was 
a popular stopping place for farmers going to Portland, before the 
days of railways. He died in Nov. 1837, and his wife, Mary Pottle, 
died in Nov. 1843. Children : 

290 i Mary, b — , 1793; d. 1864, unmarried. 

291 ii Wentworth, b Nov. 26, 1801; d. 1826. 

292 iii Sophronia, b May 1«04; m. Dr. Eleazer Borbauk of Yarmouth. They had 
Augustus H., who is a physician at Yarmouth, and Esther, who was the 
second wife of the late Hon. S. P. Benson. 

293 iv nirara, b. Nov. 7, 1809; m. Jeneatte, daughter of Gen. Alvan Bolster of 
Rumford. He is the senior proprietor of the Mineral Springs and hotels 
at Poland. They have six children. 

294 ▼ Albert, b. April 5, 1812; m. Charlotte Skillinger of Poland. 

188 Joseph Ricker, son of Jabez, married Betsey Marshall, 
who was born Dec. 12, 1773. Children : 

295 i Mary, b Jan. 1, 1795. 

296 ii William, b. April 6, 1796; m. Mary McCann. 

297 iii Joseph, b. Deo. 8, 1801; m. Eliza Walker of Peru. 

298 i? Johua, b. May 1, 1803; m 1st, Mary Morrill, 2d, Phebe Knights of Peru. 

299 v Henry, b. Jan. 2, 1805; m. Sally Pratt of Oxford. 

300 vi Betsey, b. May 9, 1806; m. a Putnam of Peru. 

301 vii Sarah, b. May 14, 1807; m. R. B. Dockham. 

302 viii John G., b. March 14, 1810; m Mary A. Gay. 

303 ix Noah, b. March 27, IS 12; m. Charlotte Foster. 

304 x Marshall, b. Aug. 30, 1813. 

305 xi Ann M., b. March 27, 1815; m. William Taylor. 

306 xii Eunice, b. March 4, 1817; m. Solomon Foeter. 



Communicated by S. W. Watsox, Portland 


1786 — Jan. 4, Francis Brooks of X. Yarmouth and Susannah 

Feb. 16, John Phinney, jun. and Susanna Stone. 

March 30, Jeremiah Rolf of Buxton and Fanny Huzza. 

May 15, Josiah Ilaskel and Abigail Wallace. 

June 25, James McLellan of Pepperelborough and Rebecca 

Aug. 17, John Lamb and Jerusha Haynes of Buxton. 

Nov. 12, John Rogers and Hannah Whitney. 

Nov. 30, Ebenezer March, jun. and Hannah Lombard. 

Dec. 7, Levi Strout and Rebecca Strout. 

Dec. 14, Jesse Brown and Elcey Strout. 

Dec". 15, John Silly and Molly Murch. 

Dec. 17, Phillip Hor of Waterford and Sarah Cates. 

Dec. 20, David McDugle and Anna Elder. 
1787 — March 14, George Knight of Windham and Rebecca Davis. 


1782 — Jan. 24, Thomas Bolton and Hannah Crocket. 

Jan. 31, James McCollister and Mary Flood. 

Feb. 3, Christopher Dunn and Susanna Lambard. 

April 4, Joseph Libby and Hannah Hanson. 

April 14, Stephen Adams and Sarah Elwell. 

May 13, Nathaniel Bacon and Betty Dyer. 

June 16, William Pride and Lucy Grant. 

Sept. 1, Charles Thomes and Anna Gray. 

Sept. 19, Nathaniel Knight and Hannah McKenney. 
1783 — Jan. 2, Simen Sanburn and Hannah Ward. 

Jan. 23, Enos Newcomb and Thankful Morton. 

April 27, Josiah Sweat and Hannah Hanscom. 



1783 — May 6, Asa Hatch and Rebecca Crocket. 

June 22, Joshua Moody and Juba Niderson. 

Dec. 24, Josiah Lakeman and Easter Cobb. 
1781 — Jan. 1, Isaac Witney and Mary "Walker. 

May 4, John McQuillan and Abigail Cook. 

May 13, Zechariah Sawyer and Susanna Skiliing. 

June 22, John Knight and Mercy Gragg. 
1794 — Oct. 20, Jedediah Lombard and Susanna Libby. 

Dec. 23, Jasper Johnson and Rebecca Ross. 


1785 — Jan. 13, John Lombard and Elizabeth Sawyer. 

April 15, Cato (Negro man) and Claracy (Negro woman.) 

Oct. 6, Andrew Cates and Comfort Thomes. 

Dec. 8, William Hanson and Mehitable Elder. 
1786 — Jan. 5, William Bolton and Anna Webb. 

Feb. 28, John Newbagin and Mercv Thomes. 
. ( Sept. 17, Charles Wood and Sarah Davis. 

Sept, 28, Isaac Irish and Anna Flood. 

Dec. 13, William Adams and Rebecca Elwell. 
1787 — Jan. 4, Daniel Gammon and Pollv Elder. 

Feb. 4, Reuben Elder and Elizabeth Huston. 

Feb. 24, Natlrl Knight and Sarah Webb. 

Jan. 11, Daniel Grant and Susanna Strout. 

June 17, Rufus Kimball and Lucy Fly. 

Aug. 6, Pelatiah McDonald and Dorcas Stuart. 

Aug. 23, Thomas Morton and Betty Frost. 

Oct. 21, Benjamin Gammon and Betty Crocket. 

Nov. 29, Joshua Crocket and Sarah Hamblen. 

Nov. 6, Thomas Thomes and Rachel Morton. 

Nov. 8, Samuel Dole- and Mehitable Winship. 

Dec. 30, Ebenezer Bangs and Polly Cobb. 
1788 — Aug. 3, Ezra Hanson and Catharine Hanscom. 

Sept. 22, Stephen Phinney and Anne Huston. 

Dec. 18, Joseph Hamblen and Polly Frost. 

Dec. 28, Benjamin Burnell and Dorcas Carsley. 
1789— March 20, John Maybery and Elizabeth Webb. 

April 2, Samuel Tobin and Margaret Legro. 

April 19, Samuel Webb and Polly Wheeler. 

April 28, Moses Quinby and Abigail March. 



1167 — Oct. 29, Hugh Mckinze and Sarah Dyer. 
1768 — Jan. 21, Daniel Murch and Mary Simpson. 

Feb. 15, Samuel Rounds and Dorcas Edwards. 

Sept. 20, James Cates and Easter Perkins. 

Not. 3, Joseph Weymouth and Catharine Sawyer. 

Dec. 15, Joseph Brown and Hannah Whitney. 
1778 — Nov. 5, Joseph Rounds and Susannah Mosher. 

Nov. 26, Benjamin Adams and Elizabeth Frost. 
1779 — March 21, Archelans Lewis and Rebecca Hubbard. 

March 21, Ephraim Jones and Marcy Phinney. 

June 13, Joshua Young and Sarah Irish. 

Aug. 1, Jonathan Brown and Deborah Eidrige. 

Oct., Samuel Pote and Priscilla Douty. 

Dec. 9, David Watts and Sarah Davis. 

Dec. 26, Gershom Davis and Elizabeth McCollister. 
1780 — March 1, James Miller and Content Hamblen. 

March 26, Edward Phinney, jun. and Sarah Hamblen. 

April 24, Enoch Frost and Allice Davis. 

June 18, Joseph Phinney and Susannah Crocket. 

Aug. 13, John Lombard, jun. and Priscilla Harding. 

Dec. 7, Moses Akers and Mary Clarke. 

Oct. 1, Samuel Jenkins, jun. Lydia Dyer. 

Dec. 7, Ebenezer Morton, jun. and Susanna Irish. 

Dec. 7, Daniel Whitney and Abigail Stone. 
1781 — Feb. 23, Solomon Cook and Elizabeth Snow. 
1786— Sept. 29, Xath'l Edwards and Bersheba Snow. 
1787 — Jan. 25, John Butler and Jane Holbrook. 

April 4, James Small and Rebecca Gilkey. 
1788 — May 1, Joseph Elder and Anne Morrel. 

May 12, Joseph Lombard and Fanny Silley. 

May 15, Josiah Webb and Rebecca Elder. 
. May 15, Enoch Waite and Lucy Stevens. 

Feb. 24, Joseph Hodgdon and Mary Snow. 

March 5, Eben'r Cotton and Betty Chace. 

March 8, Alexander Ross and Patience Stowel. 

March 22, Nathan Parker and Zillah Ward. 
1789— April 30, John Libby and Phebe Knight. 



1787 — Oct. 1, Butler Lombard and Jemima Clay. 

Nov. 29, Samuel Prentiss and Rebecca Cook. 
1788— Feb. 28, Cornelius Brimhall to Meribah McDonald. 

March 27, John Greenlaw and Lucy Witney. 

April 3, Dominicus Harmon and Susanna Freeman. 

June 12, David Davis and Martha Watson. 

June 15, Snell Wingate and Mehitable Crocker. 

Aug. 10, Edward Flood and Martha Lombard. 

Sept. 4, Michael Filbrick and Jenney Snow. 

Oct. 29, Jeremiah Murch and Ann Murch. 

Nov. 16, Richard Libby and Sarah Ross. 

Nov. 23, Nathan Kimball and Rebecca Parker. 

Dec. 14, Elias Witney and Polly Fowler. 

Dec. 28, Gideon Snow and Joanna Edwards. 
* 1789 — Jan. 4, James Chatburn and Dorcas Witmore. 

Feb. 6, John Clemmons and Mary McLellan. 

Feb. 12, Stephen Lary and Abigail Hamblen. 

Feb. 19, Timothy Bacon and May Irish. 


1779 — May 6, Benjamin Quimby and Elenor Starbird. 

Nov. 29, Micah Whitney and Hannah Cobb. 
1780 — Sept. 28, Samuel File and Easter Thomes. 
1781 — April 8, Daniel Gammon and Mary Blanchird. 

April 15, John Miller and Mararet McLellan, (suppose this 
must be Margaret.) 

April 23, Moses Hanscom and Phebe Crocket. 

April 26, William Burton and Mary Ross. 
1788 — Samuel Colbrook and Elizabeth Marrs. 


1789— Feb. 29, David Marston and Deborah Young. 
Dec. 27, Anthony Murry and Betsey Weston. 
March 8, Hon'bl William Gorham, Esq. and Temperance 

April 16, John Davi*3 and Patience Irish. 
June 14, Nicholas Harding and Miriam Bacon. 
July 7, Benj'n Hopkins and Hannah Jordon. 



1789 — Oct. 10, George File and Temperance Sturges. 

Nor. 19, Silvanus Davis and Hannah Gorbara. 
" 22, Joseph Morton and Lydia Lombard. 

26, Joshua Newcomb of Boston and Susannah Murch. 
1790 — Jan. 7, Obediah Irish and Mary Deane. 

Joseph Burnell and Mary Weeks. 
28, Joshua Harmon and Deborah Dunn. 

Feb. 18, Eben Davis and Mary Paine. 

April 1, John Dyer, Jun'r and Mary Derbon. 
" 18, Abraham Hall and Elizabeth Sanbourn. 
" June 3, Nelson Fogg of Scarborough and Polly Lombard of 

Sept. 10, James Pray and Loriana Webb. 

Sept. 12, Isaac Murch and Mary Murray. 

Nov. 25, Daniel Moulton and Deborah Dyer. 

Dec. 17, Doct. Jeremiah Barker and Susannah Garrett. 
1791— Jan. 20, Abiel Briggs and Polly Dunn. 

Jan. 27, Simeon Murch and Rachel Paine. 

Jan. 28, Yarnum Beverly and Lucy Peabody. 

Feb. 24, Dauiel Nason and Martha Vineten. 

April 14, Jeremiah Ran, Jun'r and Lydia Jones. 

July 10, William Smith Whitaker and Sukey Gammel Wes- 
tern) an. 

July 17, James Phinney, Jun'r and Abigail Mosher. 

Aug. 15, Paul Lombard and Betty Libby. 

Sept. 18, Samuel Burnell and Amy Irish. 

Nov. 16, William Hardy and Hannah Parker. 

Dec. 8, George Meserve of Scarboro' and Dorcas Weeks. 

Dec. 15, Ephraim Johnson and Sally Titcomb. 

Dec. 25, Nathan Wing of Limington and Love Frost of 
1792 — Jan. 1, William Cobb and Lydia Cates. 

Jan. 5, Ephraim Crockett and Martha Gray. 

Jan. 22, Moses Whitney and Abigail Kimball. 

March 9, Ebenezer Peabody and Sally Lewis. 

April 1, Jonathan Whitney and Elisabeth Ross. 

April 5, Samuel Frost and Rebecca Hamblen. 

April 26, Thomas Paine of Standish and Mary Gooking 

June 17, Joshua Adams and Sally Plummer. 





1792 — July 8, Samuel Edwards and Martha McLellan. 
" Samuel Irish and Martha Blake. 
Sept. 30, Thomas Francis and Lucy Ludlow. (Blacks.) 
Oct. 4, John Sawyer (of Phillips's Gore) and Hannah 

Oct. 11, William Whitney and Hannah Bangs. 
" Jacob Clark and Elisabeth Fly. 
" William Dyer aud Rebecca Huston. 
Nov. 27, Joseph Foss and Nancy McDonald. 
Dec. 9, William Riggs (of Portland) and Polly Parker. 
Dec. 13, James Lombard and Bethia Smith. 
1793 — Jan. 10, Luther Lombard and Mary Piummer. 
March 7, Charles Hopkins and Martha Bacon. 
March 21, James Davis and Thankful Paine. 
April 4, James Tinkler and Priscilla Royal. 
1789 — Aug. 6, Daniel How and Murphey of Standish 
v 1791 — May 12, Myrick Paine and Dorcas Mirick of Standish. 

July 7, Theodore Mussey and Dolly Sanborn of Standish. 


1790 — May 11, Jacob Clemons and Phebe Coffin. 
1791 — Jan. 2, James Gray and Susanna Thomes. 
1792 — Jan. 8, Ebenezer Cobb and Sarah nauscom. 

Feb. 26, Benjamin Rowe and Elisabeth Jordan. 

1781 — June 4, Amos Rich and Eunice Woodman. 


1793 — May 19, Isaac nail and Anna Whitney. 

Sept. 12, Abner Wescot and Lydia Parker. 

Sept. 17, Mark Haskill and Elisabeth Maxfield. 

Sept. 24, James Lewis and Hannah Harding. 

Oct. 21, Joseph Roberts 3d and Oily Ford. 
1794 — Jan. 20, Lothrop Lewis and Tabitha Longfellow. 

Jan. 23, Samuel Jenkeus and Thankful Snow. 

Feb. 6, Jonathan Elwell and Sarah Cotton. 




First Planting op New England At a Field Meeting of the Maine Historical 
Society, held at York, Me., August 29, 1670, Mr. Tuttle called attention to a fact 
strangely overlooked by the champions of the Pophani Colony, of the utmost importance 
in the controversy as to the date of first settlement of Xew England. We make this 
extract of the report of that meeting from the Boston Daily Advertiser of Aug 31, 1870: 

"Mr. Charles W. Tuttle, of Boston, was the next speaker. He began by referring to 
the popular ignorance on this question, and to the almost universal prevalence of the 
idea that there was no possession of the America!) soil by Englishmen before the landing 
of the Pilgrims. His explanation was, that the settlements under Gorges and Mason 
were free from sectarian influences, and were under the uusgices of royalists, who were 
compelled when the disturbances in England broke out, to attend to affairs' at home 
rather than care for their possessions in the Xew World. Mr. Tuttle brought into his 
remarks several interesting facts — one of which may be mentioned. The original title 
page of Hubbard's History of the Indian Wars, professes to deal with that history, 'from 
the foundation of Xew England in sixteen hundred and seven to sixteen hundred and 

The Rev. Dr. Ballard, referring to the "facts brought ont upon this occasion," in the 
Brunswick Telegraph, says: "Perhaps none was more significant than that set forth by 
Mr. Tuttle of Boston. The statement to which we referred, and which we now recall, 
was, that the ' title page of Hubbard's Xarrative of the Troubles with the Indians, in 
New England, from the first planting thereof in the year 1U07, to this present year 
1677,' was a clear admission in favor of the claims now made in behalf of the Popham 

From Concord Mass Records. "John Craggin aged about Sixty three years and 
Sarah bis wife Aged about sixty three years, do both testify upon oath yt about 2 years 
agon John Shepard Sen'r of Concord came to our house in Obourne (YVoburn) to treat 
with us and to give us a visit, and caryed the sd Sary Craggin to Concord with him, and 
there discoursed us in order to a manage beween his son John Shepard Jun'r and our 
daughter Elizabeth Craggin, and for onr incouragement and before us did promis yt upon 
the consumation of the sd maria^e, he the said J-jhn Shepard Sen'r would give to his 
son John Shepard Jun'r the one half of his dwelling house and the old Barne and the 
pasture before the Barne, the old plowland and the old horse when his colt was fitt to 
ride, and his old oxen when his stears are fitt to worke. All this he promised upon 
mariagc- as above sayd, wch mariage was consumated upon March following, wh. is two 
years agon come nex March. Dated febru ye 25, 169£ 

Taken upon oath before me William Johnson. 

A true Copy of ye originall evidence. Atest Thomas Brown, Cl'k." 

"Whereas I, John Shepherd, Jun'r, of Concord, having lately Received a Deed of 
Gift of my father John Shepard wherein is contained eight acres of land, plowland, 
swamps and pasture land, and ye part ye land yt is pasturing doth butt upon my 
father's cornfield, I the said John Shepard, Jun'r do ingage mys.df my heirs or assign?, 



to make and maintain a sufficient fence between the pasture yt i3 my part of it, to the 
marked tree; and furthermore, in case there shold be any difference arise hereafter for 
want of a fence between what land my father hath given me and himselfe or his heirs 
after him, yn I the sayd John Shepard Jun'r do ingage (to prevent further trouble or 
law suits) to make and maintain ye one half of the Remainder of the fence between us. 
And further, whereas there hath been former differences between us upon one account 
or another, and in speciall whereas there was as I did Apprehend an obligation from my 
father at my mariage, I do freely acquitt my sayd father of any such obligation, his 
heirs and assigns forever, or any trouble that either hath or might have arisen from the 
beginning of ye world to this day. Witness my hand and seal this eleventh day of 
March, Ano dominy One thousand six hundred and nine two — ninety three. 

John X She par. 

John Shephard Jun'r of Concord personally Appeared before me March ye 11. 93. 
Acknowledged this Instrument tb be his proper Act & Deed. James Min'>tt, Justice." 
Boston. . B. A. G. F, 

Petition from Georgetown, Me. To the Honorable his Majesties Council, and Hon- 
orable House of Representatives of the Colony of the Massachusetts Bay, in General 
Court assembled. The Petition of the Select Men of the Town of Georgetown, for, and 
in behalf of said Town, Humbly sheweth: 

That Whereas the Honorable Congress in their last Session, in their great goodness, 
•taking under consideration the defenceless condition of the eastern part of the Colony, 
did resolve to station a number of Men armed along the Sea Coast, and to allow them, 
(besides their wages,) 5s. pr Week, for their tubsistance, — which number of Men are 
now in service, — We the Petitioners would most humbly beg leave to lay our difficulties 
before, and suggest a few things to your Honours. A great part of the inhabitants of 
the Town aforesaid, have been from time immemorial employed in navigation; and the 
cultivation of the Land (in particular with respect to Grain,) hath been in a great 
measure neglected, as we very ea.-ily could, (and did) procure it from the Western part 
of the Colony by Sea, as cheap, or cheaper than we could raise it We would further 
Humbly represent that by the cruel and illegal Act of the British Parliament which 
blocks up all our Ports, we are cut off from our trading coast wise, (which was the main 
dependance of great numbers for their subsutance,) and are restrained from Procuring 
the Necessaries of life in the usual Channel as aforesiid, unless we run the risque of 
being seized: whereby that Capital Necessary of life, Grain, has advanced in Price one 
third; — and we would further Humbly represent, that by the opperation of those cruel 
Act3 aforesaid, we are, or soon shall be, reduced to very great difficulties, and for a time 
at least, greatly impoverished. We Your Petitioners would further Humbly represent 
to Your Honours, that this Town (with others,) hath been at a considerable expence in 
hiring a watch to give an alarm in case any Tender, or Vessel of Force, should attempt 
the coming up the River, in order to Pillage our Cattle, Ac — and have been at the 
further expence of sending three Persons to Canada, in order to investigate the disposi- 
tions of the inhabitants respecting the Grand and Jcst Struggle that the Continent are 
now engaged in. We Your Petitioners would further Humbly represent, that from the 
rise of Grain, (as before mentioned,) and probability of the scarcity of other the Neces- 
saries of life, arjd other causes, Your Petitioners cannot get the soldiers aforesaid boarded 
at the rate of 5s. pr week, — therefore would Humbly Beg Your Honours, that you would 
be pleased to grant la. pr week more for their subsistance, or otherwise relieve us, as ia 


your great Wisdom shall seem meet. We would further Humbly represent to your 

Honours, that the Soldiers stationed on the eastern side of Parkers Island, in case of 
any emergency cannot get off the Island without a Number of Boats, would therefore 
Humbly Beg Your Honours, to allow them a Number of Whale boats for that use, — and 
your Petitioners as in Duty bound, shall always Pray. 

John Hinkxey, ) Select men of 
Nat'll Wyman, 5 Georgetown. 

George Town, Aug't 25th, 1775. 

Letter to President Monroe : — 

Wiseasset, March 2d, 1813. 

Sir, — Being in this town attending Court, John Kent a prisoner (respecting whom yoa 
wrute me lately, ordering him kept in custody) has applied to me and represented the 
severity cf his case. He appears to be an honest man of much simplicity, and if inno- 
cent, is with bis family suffering very hardly; he says he left his family nine weeks 
since, with not more than sufficient bread for three weeks, they are the only family on 
an island, thirty miles from the main land; his son, a youth of thirteen, is the oldest 
male on the island, and only one except a lad of eight years old — his family consists of 
nine in number — his wife is aged — himself about fifty — he has four brothers in Bcothbay 
within twelve mile3 of this place — he has a son resident of Eastport (in the U. States), 
was himself born in Boothbay. I have conversed with Capt. Read who arrested him; 
he informs he has no evidence, not even circumstantial evidence of his being a spy, or 
coming here for any other purpose bat to purchase or hire a house to remove his family 
to. I cannot think he could be used as a spy by the British from his appearance, and 
as to the suspicion of his coming here to gain knowledge of the coast and river, I think 
it unfounded, as he was a perfect pilot before in this river and adjacent coast, having 
lived in and been a sailor from Boothbay from his youth, until about twelve years since, 
which time he has lived on the Island of Grand Menan near Campo-bello, from which 
place be has been fishing, and of course may be what he is said to be, a good pilot — but 
I shou'd not from his appearance suppose him a dangerous man — he wishes to go on 
parole to bring his family to the United States a3 he says — he offers sureties for his re- 
turn and good behaviour — but having yr order to keep him in custody I have refused 
him a parole — you will be pleased to consider his case, (a very painful case indeed if he 
is innocent, when reference is had to the state of his family) and I beg leave to suggest 
(as the District .Attorney, Mr. Lee resides in this town where this man is a Prisoner, 
and my residence seventy miles from it, the facility with which he cou'd execute yr 
orders respecting this man, especially shou'd you determine that he may be paroled on 
bond, as he wou'd be better qualified to draw the proptr instruments than my deputy in 
this town,) Mr Lee may be a suitable officer to put yr order respecting this man into 
execution. I find a sympathy prevails here in favor of this man, from his representa- 
tion of the state of his family. 

I am, Sir, very respectfully. 

Your Obed't Serv't, 

T G Thornton, Marsh'l of Maine. 
Hon'l James Monroe. 



Newfield, Maine. The instances you cite on page TO, of a convenient descriptive 
designation (adjective and noun) becoming converted into a local name, of larger signifi- 
cance, is one of many which. I discovered while seeking the origin of the name Newfield. 

I concluded that about every farm in New England consisted of a " New Field," as 
well as an "Old Field," and that these names were very useful even after the occasion 
which originated them had been forgotten. 

At the time, 1794, the name Newkield was inserted in the bill (see page 90) by W3y 
of amendment, there was no town of that name in the United States, and but one in 
England. In the County Palatine of Durham, in the north of England, there was a 
small town of this name. How could this name get over here, and be ready at the State 
House in Boston, to take the place of the august name of Washington in the bill almost 
enacted by the legislature? Washington was President of the United States at this time, 
and as much the idol of the nation as ever. I shall content myself with suggesting one 
possible solution of this question 

As early as 1746, there was a considerable tract of land on the northerly side of Exeter 
river, in New Market, N. H., called in the records of that time, "ye New Field," some- 
time "ye New Fields " From that date one or the other of these names is used to desig- 
nate that tract of land, which I suppose to have been large at the outset. It was a part 
of the grant to Edward Hilton, sometimes called the " Father of New Hampshire," in 
the year 1653. A division of "ye New Field" into several, may account for the use of 
the plural name. In 1794 a number of houses had been built on this site; and this 
little hamlet, on the banks of the Exeter river, was commonly known as "Newfields." 
Twenty years later it was quite a village, still having this name; and in 1849 "New- 
fields" was incorporated, South New Market, having been part of New Market. The 
records I have examined show clearly the progress of this name from its first use to 
designate a clearing in the forest, to a large and thriving village. 

Now, it is known that many of the first settlers of Newfield, Me., went from Durham, 
a town adjoining New Market. I notice that several of the surnames on the petition of 
1794 to be made a township, are identical with surnames in " Newfields ? at that time. 
Did this little village on the Exeter river suggest the name of the Maine township? 

It is amazing that so recent an affair, not three generations distant, should be a3 com- 
pletely forgotton as the builders of the Pyramids. 


Boston, Mass. 

Old Time Church Raising. The following is a vote adopted at a Parish Meeting in 
Alfred, April 6, 17S4, providing for furnishing supplies to bo used at the raising of the 
first meeting house in that town: 

" At a meeting of the Inhabitants of this Parish it was voted to purchase two barrels 
of Rum, one barrel of Pork, four bu&hels of Beans, ten gallons of Molasses, ten pounds 
of Coffee and twenty eight pounds of Sugar." 

N. J. H. 

Sullivan Epitaph. In the town of Berwick, in this State, a short distance from 
Sullivan Square in that village, may be seen the graves, with marble headstones, of 
John and Margery Sullivan, the father and mother of Go?ernors James and John Sulli- 


van, distinguished during and subsequent to the Revolutionary period, with the follow- 
ing inscriptions: 

M Here 

are buried ♦ 

the Bodies of 


and Margery his Wife. 

He was born in Limerick 

in Ireland in the year 1692, 

and died in the year 1796. 

She was born in Cork in 

Ireland in the year 1714, 

and died in 1801. 

This Marble is placed to their Memory 

by their son James Sullivan." 

The graves are enclosed by a neat and substantial iron fence, plaoed there some 
twenty years ago by two of their descendants, the late Governor Samuel Wells of Maine 
and the late Hon. John S. Wells of New Hampshire. N. J. H. 





Offspring of Josiah and Eunice Keen. 

Simeon, b. Aug. 17, 1796; Nathaniel, b Oct. 15, 1799; Nancy, b. July 25, 1805; 
Josiah, Jr., b. Aug. 27, 1803. 

Offspring" of Thomas and Ruth Coburn. 

Ruth, b. Jan. 12, 1763; Thoma3, b. May 16, 1766; Dolly, b. March 6, 1769; Sarah, 
b. Feb. 25, 1773; Bib'ell, b. Sept. 29, 1777. 

Offspring of David and Abigail Record. 

Abigail, b. July 20, 1782; David, b. March 31, 1784; Ezekiel, b. Feb. 22,1786; 
Lewis, b. March 28, 1788; Thomas, b. April 14, 1791 ; Mercy, b. June 5, 1793 ; Deborah, 
b. Sept. 17, 1796. 

Offspring of Xathaniel and Mary Gammon. 

Anna, b. Feb. 26, 1778. Nathaniel, b. May 29, 1782; William, b. Feb. 13, 1785; 
Mary, b. Nov. 29, 1787; Stephen, b. July 19, 1730; Margery, b. July 19, 1794; Jona- 
atbaa, b. April 22, 1797; 



Offspring of Simon and Bethiah Record. 

Cynthia, b. Aug. 20, 1778; Simeon, b May 15, 1781; Bethiah, b. July 20, 1783; 
Joanna, b. April 3, 1786; Ebenezer, b. May IS, 1788; Charles, b. May 18, 17S8; 
Cyras, b. S«pt. 19, 1790; Simon, b. Dec. 19, 1792. 

Offspring of Thomas and Judith Lowell. 

Nancy, b. Dec. 7, 1790; Abigail, b. Sept. 8, 1792; Beaben, b Dec. 30, 1794; Sally, 
b. Jan. 14, 1797; Tamar, b. May 13, 1799; Anna, b. Dec. 16, 1801; Thomas, Jr., b. 
Nov. 6, 1802; Judith, b. Oct. 5, 1809. 

Offspring of William and Margery Lowell. 

James, b. Jan. 3, 1791; Mark, b. April 23, 1793; Molly, b. Sept. 5, 1796; Dorcas, 
b. Sept. 17,1798; Stephen, b. Feb. 11, 1801; William, b. Oct. 30, 1803; Betsey, b. 
March 20, 1805; Margery, b. May 25, 1809; Meriam, b. July 6, 1812. 

Offspring of Daniel and Olive Merrill. 

Daniel, b. April 2, 1794; Erving, b. Feb. 19, 1801. 

Offspring of Valentine and Sally Mathews. 

Valentine, b. July 14, 1790; Sally, b. March 22, 1792; Jabez, b. Jan. 29, 1794; 
Elizabeth, b March 8, 1796. 

Offspring of Samuel and Thankful Jenkins. 

Samuel, b. April 26, 1795; Sally, b. Aug. 26, 1796; Olive, b. Sept. 28, 1798; 
Benjamin, b. April 24, 1800; Polly, b. April 14, 1802; Rebecca, b. July 12, 1805; 
Prudence, b. May — , 1810; died Nov. 9, 1849. 

Offspring of Jonathan and Anna Philbrook. 

Elizabeth, b. Maj 24, 1764; Dolly, b. July 6, 1767; Dorcas, b. Nov. 6, 1770; Sarah, 
b. Oct. 13, 1773; Enoch, b. May 11, 1775. 

Offspring of Elenry and Anna Parsons. 

Joseph, b. June 18, 1796; died Jan. 15, 1797. 

Offspring of Lemuel and Rachel Crooker. 

Rebeckah, b. Oct. 19, 1773; Lydia, b. Jan. 18, 1776; Seth.b. April 3, 1778; Rachel, 
b. April 3, 1782; Margaret, b. March 20, 1784; Lemuel, b. March 28, 1787; Elizabeth, 
b. May 21, 1792; Patience, b. April 12, 1795; Melinda, b. Oct. 16, 1800. 

Offspring of John and Molly Drake. 

John, b. Oct 8, 1783; Deborah, b. Jan. 30, 1786; Molly, b. Oct. 1. 1788; Hannah, 
b. Aug. 8, 1791; died, Nov. 2, 1791; Ephraim, b. Sept 17, 1792; Stephen, b. April 
29, 1795; Hannah, b. Nov. 24, 1797; William Harlow, b. Aug. 22, 1801. 


Offspring of Joel and Phebe Foster. 

Ellen, b Feb. 4,1789; Hezediah, b. April 17, 1791; Rebekah, b. March 9, 1793, 
Mioah, b. May 15, 1795; Abijah, b. May 15, 1795; Joel, b. April 29, 1798; Roland, 
b. Aug. 29, 1804; Phebe, b. Sept. 22, 1S00; died Nov. 15, 1806; Jdmalier, b. Aug. 27, 
1807; Gran?ille Augustus, b. July 4, 1812. 

Offspring of Samuel and Hannah Andrews. 
Zilpha, b. June 7, 1794; Sophia, b. June, 23, 1796. 

Offspring of Benjamin, Jr., and Mirtilla Spaulding. 

Increase, b. Oct 2, 1791; Lupira, b. Feb. 17, 1794; Jonas, b. April 22, 1796; 
Adrian, b. July 1, 1S00; Axcel, b. Feb. 17, 1803; Sidney, b. Jan. 20, 1807; Melissa, 
b. Jan. 22, 1S09. 

By Mary, his second wife. 

Dastine, b. Jan. 15, 1819; Ozen, b. Dec. 2, 1821. 

Offspring of Tobias and Abigail (Warren) Ricker. 

Eleanor, b. March 25, 1785; died Aug. 19, 1794. John, b. Feb. 27, 1787; Tobias, 
b. March 15, 1789; Abigail, b. Nov. 22, 1791; Ephraim, b. Jan. 29, 1794; Isaiah, b. 
May 15, 1796; Charlotte, b. Nov. 15,1798; Andrew, b. March 17, 1802; Nancy, b. 
July 4, 1804; Lysander, b. Aug. 28, 1807. 

Offspring of Enoch and Mary Leathers. 

Benjamin, b. Sept. 4, 1789; Anna, b. April 15,1791; Eleanor, b. Feb. 22,1793; 
Enoch, b. Jan. 29, 1795; Mary, b. Feb. 3, 1797. 

Offspring of William and Lydia Churchill. 

Lydia, b. Dec. 13. 1784; Polly, b. June 1, 1788; Benjamin, b. July 22, 1791; Wil- 
liam, b. Aug. 5, 1797. 

Amos Brown was born March 13, 1T52. Sarah, his wife, was 
born Sept. 16, 1756. 

Offspring of Amos and Sarah Brown. 

Mary, b. Oct. 20, 1780; William, b. May 11, 1782; John, b. May 5, 1784; Amos, 
Jr., b. Dec. 9, 1786; Anna, b. Aug. 27, 1788; Lydia, b. Dec. 3, 1790; BeDJamin, b. 
July 27, 1792. 

Offspring of Abijah and Sarah (Hartwell) Lapham. 

Betsey Hartwell, b. Feb. 18, 1792; Silva, b. Dec. 8, 1794. John, b. Feb. 28, 1797; 
died April 22,1800. Nathan, b. June 17, 1799; died Sept. 28, 1801. Abijah, b. 
March 7; 1801; died young. 



By his second wife, Abigail Buck. 

John, b. May 6, 1803; Thomas, b. May 6, 1803; Sally, b. Nov. 13, 1804; Cinderilla, 
b. Aug. 8, 1S06; Phebe, b. March 31, 1809; James, b. Feb. 18, 1811. 

Offspring of Simon and Mary Silley. 

Elizabeth, b. Jan. 31, 1797; Darling, b. April 23, 1798. 

Offspring of Jonas and Lucy Cobern. 

Sally, b. Sept. 5, 1771. Jonas, b. Jan. 11,1774. Asa Varnnm, b Jan. 19, 1777. 
Lucy, b. April 8, 1779. Betsey, Feb. 13, 1781. Silas, b. Jan. 24, 1783 Hannah, b. 
April 14, 1785. Mercy, b Oct. 22, 17S7. Peter, b. Sept. 3, 1791. 

Offspring of Nathaniel and Rhoda (Cotton) Chase. 

Daniel, b. March 18, 1785. . Dolly, b. March 12, 1787. 

By his second wife, Jemima Haskell. 

Nancy, b. April 4,1792. Betsey, b, Jan. 2, 1794. Eunice, b. March 31,1796. 
Priscilla, b. May 4, 1798. Nathaniel, b. June 30, 1800- Salone, b. April 13, 1802. 
Miriam, b April 1,1804. Job, b. June 29, 1806 Thomas, b. Juno 5,1808. Wil- 
liam, b. Jan. 20, 1811. Isaac, b. April 5, 1815. 

Offspring of William and Sarah Doble. 

William, b. Aug. 14, K75. Phineas, b July 4, 1777. Rebekah, b. Aug. 16, 1779. 
Abraham, b. Dec. 22, 1781. Sarah, b. April 6, 1784. Lydia, b. July 27, 1786, 
Aaron, b. Dec. 8, 1788. Lucy, b. March 31, 1792. Elijah, b Nov. 3, 1793. Betsey. 
b. Sept. 3, 1793; Solomon, b. May 3, 1796. 

Offspring of Asa and Lydia Thayer. 

Levi, b. Oct. 23. 1793. Polly, b. Aug. 31, 1795. Deidamia, b. Sept. 9. 1797. 
Lydia, b. July 3, 1799. Ziba, b. Nov. 13, 1801. Laura, b Dec 14, 1803. Asa, b. 
April 23, 1806. Arba, b. Jan. 6, 1809. 

Offspring of Samuel and Margaret Tobin. • 

Joseph, b. March 10, 1789. Benjimin, b. March 14, 1791. Deliverance, b. April 
25, 1793. Matbew, b. July 9, 1795. 

Offspring of John and Martha Carsley. 

Ebenezer, b. May, 7, 1792. Sarah, b. May 25, 1794. Rachel, b. April 8, 1796; 
Fanny, b. March 25, 1798. Mercy, b. May 13, 1800. Freeman, b. Sept. 14, 1808. 
Daniel, b. Sept. 14, 1808. 


Offspring of Joseph and Hannah Chase. 

Rhoda, b. Nov. 8, 1790. Hannah, b. March 20, 1795. Joseph, b. March 30, 1796. 
Eleazer, b. Aug. 12, 1798. Mary, b. Aug. 11, 1801. Nancy, b. Sept. 20, 1802. 

Offspring of Jotham and Sarah Shaw. 

Xoll, b. Deo. 25, 1787. Jesse, b. Nov. 5, 17S9. Elmira, b. Aug. 11, 1791, Amos, 
b. Dec. 6, 1793. John, b. March 1, 1S04. Miriam, b. Sept. 16, 1796. Charlotte, b. 
Aug. 27, 1799. Jotham, b. Dec. 3, 1801. 

Offspring of Joseph and Esther Tyler. 
Desdemona, b. May, 23, 1794. Betsey, b. Aug. 5, 1796. 

Offspring of Thomas and Elizabeth Irish. 

Mary, b. June 28, 1793. Miriam, b. Aug. 24, 1795. Thomas, b. March 3, 1800. 
Elizabeth, b. Dec. 20, 1802. William, b. June 24, 1S05 Jonathan, b. March 3, 1808. 
Sylvia, b. May 15, IS 12. 

Offspring of Enoch and Miriam Hall. 

Dolly, b. Feb. 17, 1786. Ruth, b. Feb. 17, 1788. Abigail, b. Dec. 3, 1790. An- 
drew, b. Juno 9, 1793. John. b. Nov. 14, 1795. Winslow, b. June 19, 1798. Dolly, 
b. Aug. 24, 1801. Zilpha, b. June 8, 1804. Hiram, b Sept. 29, 1806. 

Offspring of Ebenezer and Martha Carey. 

Hannah, b. March 26, 1796 Ichabod, b. Aug. 22, 1797; Zenas, b. April 3, 1799. 
Remember, b. Feb. 26, 1801. Polly, b. Sept. 16, 1602. 


The most important recent contribution to the early history of 
Maine, is the Centennial Address of President Chamberlain of 
Bowdoin College, delivered last season, at Philadelphia, by request 
of the Governor. It is entitled, Maine: Her Place in History, 
and makes a.neat pamphlet of nearly a hundred pages, illustrated 
by several valuable maps. There are copious foot-notes, giving 
authority for every statement, and in which reference is made to 
nearly or quite all the old works which bear upon the subject, It 
briugs Maine squarely to the front, from a historical standpoint, 
and ought to set forever at rest the question of priority of settle- 
ment. A large edition of the pamphlet has been bound up with 
the report of the Centennial Commissioners, but the edition con- 
taining the valuable maps numbers only about two hundred. 
These last were printed at the expense of President Chamberlain, 
for distribution among his friends. 



Allen Lambard, Esq., a native and one of the oldest citizens of 
Augusta, died at his residence on the east side of the river, on 
"Wednesday the 5th inst. He was the grandson of Luke and 
Rachel' Lambard of Braintree, Mass., and son of Barnabas Lam- 
bard, born in Braintree, Sept. 1, IT 72, and of Dorothy Ballard his 
wife. Barnabas Lambard was taxed in Augusta in 1795, and 
probably came here the year previous. His wife Dorothy was the 
daughter of Ephraim Ballard, one of the early residents of Augusta. 
Allen was their oldest child, and was born July 22, 1796, and had 
therefore entered upon his eighty-second year. He worked with 
his father at carpenter work in his early years, but when of age he 
went to Charleston, S. 0., and engaged in trade. In 1825 he re- 
turned to Augusta and engaged in the distillery business, and after- 
wards established an iron foundry in the same building. In 1852 
he went to California and built a large foundry, and also a flour 
mill. He was there only a few years, and returned to Augusta 
with an ample fortune. For several years he was the largest in- 
dividual tax-payer in Augusta. After his return he purchased a 
large farm, and spent the evening of his life in the primitive and 
healthful employment of tilling the soil. He preferred this to idle- 
ness, and we have heard him say that by this means he added at 
least ten years to his life. 

Mr. Lambard married in 1825, Sybil Angier Farnham, of New- 
buryport, and had several children. Those surviving are: Mrs. R. 
C. Johnson, Mrs. Armitage, the widow of the late Bishop Armi- 
tage, Mrs. Baldwin, the wife of Ex-Gov. Baldwin of Michigan, 
and Orville D. Lambard. Mrs. Lambard also survives. 

His public contributions to St. Mark's Episcopal church, St. 
Catharine's Hall, and more especially the founding, endowment, 
and constant support of the Old Ladies' Home, have reared a mon- 
ument to his memory which will command the love and veneration 
of our people for long years to come. 

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1 John Hastings came from England with two sons, Walter 
and Samuel. Settled first in Braintree. Was admitted freeman 
May 10, 1643. Was dismissed from Braintree, and admitted to the 
church in Cambridge, 1656. (Rev. Lucius R. Paige is of opinion 
that John Hastings of Cambridge and Thomas Hastings of Water- 
town were brothers ; certain it is, that many in each family bore 
the same names.) Rev. Mr. Paige says that " the Hastings home- 
stead " was on the corner of North avenue, extending from the 
" Holmes Estate " to the corner. 

•James Page Richardson, whose portrait faces this page, was the oldest son and child" 
of Bon. Roswell M. Richardson of Portland, and was born in Newbury, Wells River, 
Vt., Nov. 23, 1851. He prepared for college in the Portland High School, and gradu- 
ated from Harvard in 1872. During his collegiate course he devoted his spare hours to 
genealogical research in which he became very proficient. The Shurtleff and Hopkins 
Family Records which have already appeared in these columns, were compiled by him, 
as well as the Hastings Family, which appears in this number. He died of typhoid 
fever, Sept. 8, 1872, a few weeks after his graduation from college. He was a young 
man of great promise, and his death at the very threshold of his manhood, was deeply 
regretted. One of the Principals of the Portland High School who knew him well says, 
that " bis life was on© of singular purity, and %f entire freedom from habits which 
tarnish the reputation and destroy the character of many young men in every com- 
munity."— Ed. 




His will was dated July 26, 1657. It mentions wife Anne, son 
Walter, son-in-law William Lakin, sons Samuel and John, daughter 
Elizabeth and daughter-in-law (step-daughter) Mary Mean. His 
children were all by first wife. His second wife was widow Annie 
Mean of Cambridge. Her first husband was John Mean, and by 
him she had daughters, Sarah and Mary, who married two sons of 
her last husband. Widow Annie (Mean ) Hastings died March 
25, 1666, age about 60. John Hastings died Dec. 2, 1657. 

His children were : 

8. 2 Walter, (2) b. 1631, in England. 
21. 3 Samuel, (2) b. , in England. 


31. 4 John Seaborn, (2) b. on passage to America. 

5 Elizabeth, (2) baptised at Braintree; m. 1661, John Billings of Concord. 

6 A daughter, (2) who married William Lakin — (See will.) 


2 8 Walter 2 ( John 1 ), b. 1631, in England, was deacon of the 
church in Cambridge ; m. 1st April 10, 1655, Sarah Mean his step- 
sister ; she d. Aug 27, 1672-3, aged 34. He m. 2nd July 5, 3674 
or 5, Elizabeth Bright, b. 1645, dau. of Dea. Henry Bright of 
Watertown — ( see Bond's History of Watertown ) ; she d. July 
23, 1702, aged 56; he d. Aug. 5, 1705, aged 75— ( Rev. L. R. 
Paige calls it 74.) Children by first wife : 

9 Sarah, (3) b. June 3, 1656; d. June 10, 1663 

10 John, (3) b. Dec. 2, 1660, grad. Harvard Col. 1681; A. M. before 1705; d. sine 
prole, before 1715. 

11 Mary, (3) b. Sept. 29, 1662. 

12 Walter, (3) b. Nov. 29, 1663; d. Sept. 19, 1673. 

13 Hannah, (3) b. Jan. 9, 1664-5; u. Samuel, son of John Cooper, a step-son of 
Dea. Gregory Stone. 

14 Sarah, (3) b. Dec. 9, 1664-5; d next Jan. 26th. 

15 Elizabeth, (3) b. Feb. 19, 1666-7; d. May 3, 1669. 

16 Nathaniel, (3) b. April 12, 1669; d. Sept. 1669. 
38. 17 Jonathan, (3) b. July 15, 1672. 

Children by second wife : 

18 Elizabeth, (3) b. 3d, d. July 12, 1675-6. 

19 Abigail, (3) b. Feb. 16, 1677; m. Moses Boardman. 

20 Walter, (3) b. April 10, 1679; d. Sept. 23, 1699; then a student in Harvard 
Col (?) 

3 21 Samuel * ( John 1 ), bap't in England; m. his step-sister 
Mary Mean; be d. Feb. 14, 1704-5. His estate was admin, by 
his " Widow Mary," April 47, 1706. Their children were : 

. 22 Mary, (3) b. 29 Sept. 1662— (see Ward's Hist. Shrewsbury ) 
23 Jahn, (3) b. 5 Sept. 1664; d. Nov. 12, 1690. 


24 Samuel, (3) b. 22 April, 1667-8; m. Hannah, dau. of John Marret; be d. 23 
Sept 1699. His wid., Hannah 0. C, Feb. 4, 1699-1700, and same day her son 
Samuel was bap'd, who died next Aug 15. 
46. 25 Stephen, (3) b. 23 May, 1669; m. Hannah Staoey. 

26 Sarah, (3) b. 16 August, 1671. 

27 Nathaniel, (3) b. 14 July, 1673. 

28 Martha, (3) b. 20 Cct. 1674. 

29 Daniel, (3) b. 30 Jan. 1675-6; d. 1676. 

30 Caltb, (3) b. 30 March, 1677. 

4 31 John Seaborn * ( John * ), b. on the passage to America ; 
was bap't in Braintree prob. 1645 ; m. 1st March 1, 1665-6, Han- 
nah Moore; she d. June 10, 1667 ; m. 2nd May 20, 1668, Lydia, 
dau. of Elder Richard Champney and his wife Jane ; she d. Jan. 
23, 1690-91, aged 48; m. 3d Rebecca wid. of Benoni Eaton. Ee 
was a tanner, and d. in Cambridge prob. 1720, as administration 
was granted on his estate Nov. 1, 1720, to his son John. Chil- 
dren were : 

49. 32 John, (3) b. 17 April, 1667. 

57. 33 Joseph, (3) b. 6 May, 1669; a weaver living in Weston, 1723. 

34 Lydia, (3) b 30 Sept. 1671; m. prob- Ebenezer Allen of Weston. 

35 Hannah, (3) b. 13 March 1672-3; d. April 16, 1691. 

36 Elizabtth, (3) b. 11 April, 1675. She made a will May 14, 1727, mentioning 
her bro. John, sister Allen, bro. Daniel of Sudbury, and Cousin Walter, son of 
her brother Daniel. She was unmarried. 

63. 37 Danid, (3) b. Feb. 3, 1676-7. 

• 17 38 Jonathan 3 (Walter, 2 John, 1 ) b. July 15, 1672. His 
estate in Cambridge was admin, by his widow Sarah Aug. 20, 
1742. Children were : 

39 Jonathan, Esq., (4) b. Jan. 1, 1708-9, grad. 1730; d. Feb. 16, 1783. 

40 Walter, (4) b July 4, 1711, prob. grad. 1730; d. 1735. 

41 Sarah, (4) b. Oct. 17, 1714. 

42 John, (4) bap'd March 6, 1719-20; d nnm 

43 Robert, (4) bap'd June 23, 1718. Estate admin, by brother Jonathan, Feb. 3, 

44 Samuel, (4) bap'd March 15, 1723-4; ae. 20 in 1742. 
44 1 Hannah, (4) bap June 20, 1725; ae. 19 in 1742. 

45 Abitjail, (4) bap. Jan. 8, 1726; ae. 17 in 1742. 

45| Susanna, (4) bap March 8, 1723-30; as. 13 in 1742; d. July 9, 1758. 

25 46 Stephen, 3 (Samuel, 1 John, 1 ) b. May 23, 1669; m. 
Hannah Stacey. The agreement of widow Hannah and sons 
Samuel and Thomas was dated March 25, 1732. He d. 1736-7, 
son Samuel adra'r. Children were : 

69. 47 Samuel. (4) b. April 16, 1710. 

80. 48 Thomas, (4) b. ; d. 1787, ae. 48. 


32 49 John, 9 ( John Seaborn,* John, ) b. April IT, 166T. Sold 
homestead 1734 ; was of Weston. Bond's History of Watertown 
says "his lineage is not clearly ascertained," but is given as 
follows : Published in Weston, Feb. 5 ; married in Newton Apr. 
6, 1726, Mary Ward of Newton; she d. aged 102. Children 
were : 

50 Elizabeth, (4) b. Nov. 3, 1728; m. July 5, 1750, Janie3 Livermore. 

51 Esther, (4) b. Sept. 28, 1730; m May 18, 1747, Adiua Harrington. 

52 Edward, (4) b June 27, 1735; m. Dec. 28, 1758, Lydia Harrington. 

81. 53 John, (4) b. Sept. 18, 1738; m. Elizabeth . 

86. 54 Oliver, (4) b. Sept. 9, 1740. 

55 Sarah, (4) b. Oct. 25, 1742; m. July 12, 1769, Stephen Harrington. 
88. 56 James, (4) b. Oct. 6, 1745; published April 17, 1773. 

57 Joseph,* ( John Seaborn,* John 1 ) — ( see Bond's History or 
Watertown, ) b. May 6, 1669. Was a weaver living in Weston, 
June 20, 1723, with wife Elizabeth. Came from Reading, probably, 
bringing two or more children. Had letters to the church in 
Weston, July, 1716. * He d. Feb. 27, 1724-5. Perhaps the 
following were their children : 

58 Elizabeth, (4) b. . "A young woman" admitted to church in Weston 

May 2, 1725; m. June 22, J 725, John Allen of Walpole, and was dismissed to 
Medfield, April 13, 1731. 

59 Joseph, (4) b. , 1710. 

60 Abigail, (4) b. in Weston, Sept. 9, 1716. 

61 Matthew, (4) b. Sept. 18, 1718. 

62 Esther, (4) b. April 6, 1721; m. April 13, 1744, Samuel Boyce of Medfield. 

37 63 Daniel,* (John Seaborn,* John, 1 ) b. in Cambridge, 
Feb. 3, 1676-7. Was a blacksmith. Removed to Marlborough 
about 1722; was of Sudbury in 1727— of Oxford in 1732, and 
afterwards of Hardwick, where he died Jan. 25, 1755. He m. 
Nov. 13, 1701, Abigail Cooksey ; had five children in Cambridge. 
Children were : 

64 Abigail, (4) b. August 9, 1702; d. August 27, 1702. 
93. 65 Water, (4) b. March 24, 1713-4; d. July 6, 1792. 

66 Abigail, (4) bap. May 19, 1706. 

67 Daniel, (4) b. Jan. 8, 1708-9. 

68 Sarah, (4) bap. May 9, 1714. 

( Either Abigail or Sarah m. John Amidon of Hardwick, and 
had Chloe, 1 Lydia,* John,* Elijah. 4 ) 


47 69 Samuel, 4 (Stephen, 3 Samuel,* John, 1 ) b. April 16, 1710, 
was a tanner. He settled and had a tan-yard near the West 
Parish Meeting-house. Married Hepzibah dau. of Thomas Dana 
of Cambridge. Children were : 

70 Hepsibah, (5) b. April 1, 1737; m. Alexander Sampson, b. April 29, 1729. 
He was son of Alexander Sampson and Rebecca dau. of Dr. Joseph Shattuck 
of Boston — (see Shattuck Memorial.) 
106. 71 Samuel, (5) b. August 1, 7738. 

72 Hannah, (5) b. July 20, 1740; m. 1st, Caleb Aspinwall, 1763; m. 2nd, Stephen 


73 Mary, (5) b. Dec. 1, 1741. . 
109. 74 Joseph Stacey, (5) b. Feb. 9, 1745. 

75 Stephen, (5) b Jan. 29, 1747. 
113. 76 Daniel, (5) b. May 12, 1749. 
125. 77 Thomas. (5) b. July 12, 1751. 

136. 78 Aaron, (5) b. May 2, 1754. 

137. 73 John, (5) b. July 28, 1756. 

48 80 Thomas, 4 ( Stephen, 3 Samuel, 3 John, 1 ) b . ; m. , 

a dau. of Thomas Sodeu of Cambridge, where he resided. Was a 
cordwainer. He d. 1787, aged 48. Had a numerous family of 

53 81 John, 4 (John, 3 John Seaborn,* John, 1 ) b. Sept. 18, 

1738 ; m. 1st Elizabeth ; m. 2nd June 17, 1779, Esther Pierce. 

1st wife had one child. 

82 Elijah. (5) b. Nov. 19, 1757 (?). 

83 Ruth, (5) b. March 12, 1779 (?); m. March 19, 1800, Ezra Newton. 

84 Either, (5) b. Jan. 7, 1784; m. June 13, 1802, Joseph Leonard of Roxbury. 

85 Sally, (5) b. Sept. 20, 1786; m. June 4, 1806, Jabez Fox of Berkley, R. I. 

54 86 Oliver, 4 (John, 3 John Seaborn, 3 John 1 ) b. Sept. 9, 
1740; wasofWaltham; m. Nov. 9, 1764, Elizabeth Winn (Wier ?) 
ofNatick. Had one child. 

87. Mary, (5) b. May 8, 1772. 

5<5 88 James, 4 (John, 3 John Seaborn, 3 John, 1 ) b. Oct. 6, 
1745. Published April 17, 1773, Mary Parry of Natick. Children 
were : 

89 Wareham, (5) b. June 1, 1774. 

90 Rebecca, (5) b. Sept. 5, 1776. 

91 Calla, (5) b. Feb. 2, 1779. 

92 Theodore, (5) b. Oct. 27, 1782. 
92 Arnold, (5) b. July 15, 1785. 


65 93 Walter, 4 ( Daniel, 3 John Seaborn, 5 John, 1 ) b. March 

24, 1703-4, in Cambridge ' r m. 1st Lydia ; m. 2nd Mary 

Thompson, b. in Boston about 1711. She d. in Hardwick, June 
25 or July 17, 1799, aged 87 yrs. 2 mos. He d. in Hardwick, 
July 6, 1792, aged 88 yrs. 3 mos. ( William Barry in History of 
Framingham and Sudbury says, that " Walter Hastings and wife 
Lydia had two daughters in Framingham, one in Sudbury, and 
one, his grand-daughter ' Mrs. Betsey Hopkins Hapgood Gates 
gays two? in Oxford. ") The latter is doubtless correct. The two 
eldest sons were born before the family settled in Hardwick, 
where all the younger children were born. The children were : 

95 Abigail, (s) b. 1727. 

96 Keziah, (5) 1730. 

97 Hannah, (5) b. ; m. Partridge. 

— : , ( \5) dau. b. ; m. Peacock. 

144. 98 Daniel, (5) b. -, before the family removed to Hardwick. 

99 Jacob, (5) b. , before tha family removed to to Hardwick; m. July 22, 

1762, Mary Bangs, and resided in Whitingham, Vermont. 
149. 100 Jnhn, (5) b. Hardwick, Sept. 1743; m. Mahitable (Hittie) Berry from Hard- 
wick, Cape Cod. He d May 29, 1829. 
100£ Martha, (5) b. Dec. 19, 1745; pub. Ebenezer Cobb, Oct. 1, 1780, and had 2 
eons, Otis and Ebenezer. 
147. 101 Elizabeth, (5) b Aug. 11, 1748; m. Samuel Hopkins, Nov. 15, 1777. 

102 Joseph, (5) b. Feb. 27, 1750-1; d. Aug. 17, 1753. 
154. 103 Jonathan, (5) b. Oct. 23, 1753. 

104 Joseph, (5) b June 4, 1755; d. Sept 21, 1756. 

105 Lydia, (5) b. not recorded ; d. in Hardwick, Jan. 5, 1757. 


71 106 Samuel Jr., 5 ( Samuel, 4 Stephen, 3 Samuel, 8 John, 1 ) b. 
Aug. 1, 1738 ; m. 1st wife, who d. 1776 ; m. 2nd wife Cathe- 
rine dau. of Edward Duraut, and widow of Abraham Parker, 1797, 
Children were : 

107 Caleb, (6) b. ; d. unm. 1815. 

108 Elizabeth, (6) b. ; m. 1785, Shrove Howland. 

74 109 Joseph Stacey, 5 ( Samuel, 4 Stephen, 3 Samuel, 5 John, 1 ) 
b. Feb. 9, 1745 ; grad. at Harvard Col. 1762 ; was a Sandemauian 
clergyman ; d. 1807, aged 62. 

75 110 Stephen,* (Samuel, 4 Stephen, 3 Samuel, 2 John, 1 ) b. 
Jan. 29, 1747 ; m. 1771, Susanna Fuller. Children were : 

111 Susanna, (6) b. August 9, 1773. 

112 Stephen, (6) b. ; removed to Vermont. 


76 113 Daniel, 5 (Samuel, 4 Stephen, 8 Samuel,* John, 1 ) b. May 
12, 1749; m. 1772, Mary Morse; was a grave-stone cutter. 
Children were : 

114 Rebecca, (6) b. March. 25, 1774; m. Isaac Coolidge, who was Selectman five 

115 Daniel, (6) b. April 1, 1775; married and settled in Boston; was a crockery 
ware merchant. 

116 Mary, (6) b. April 15, 1777; m. Hunnewell. 

162. 117 Htnry, (6) b Sept. 10, 1780. 

164 118 Nathan (6) b. August 20, 1782. 

119 Joseph Stacey, (6) b. Jane 25, 1783; settled Cambridge, a crockery ware 

120 Deborah, (6) b. April 8, 1785; m. George Hill. 

121 Nancy, (6) b May 15, 1791. 

122 George, (6) b. Nov. 18, 1792; d. 1817. 

123 Lewis, (6) b. Nov. 20, 1795 

124 Elizabeth, (6) b. May 20, 1800. 

77 125 Thomas, 5 (Samuel, 4 Stephen, 3 Samuel, 8 John, 1 ) b. July 
12, 1751; m. 1st 1777, Elizabeth Morse; shed, 1779, aged 42 ; 
m. 2nd Betsey Jackson ; m. 3d wid. Mehitable Watson. lie was 
a grocer. AVas one of the founders of the Baptist church, and 
their first Clerk and Treasurer, 1780. He afterwards embraced the 
doctrine of universal salvation, and was cast out of the church. 
Children were : 

167. 126 Thomas, (6) b. June 12, 1778. 

127 Betsey, (6) b. March 2, 1780; m. 1800, Jonathan Balch, 

128 Hepsibah, (6) b. Sept. 1, 1782; m. James Hvde. 

168. 129 Charles, (6) b. Sept. 10, 1783. 
130 Joseph S., (6) b. Dec. 12, 1784. 

' 131 Malinda, (6) b. March 2, 1789. 

132 Fanny, (6) b. July 20, 1793; d. 1801. 

By third wife : 

133 Moses C. W., (6) b. July 17, 1803. 

134 Jonathan B., (6) b. Jan. 28, 1805. 

135 Joseph W. t (6) b. April — , 1806— (see Hist, of Newton by Jackson.) 

78 130 Aaron, 5 (Samuel, 4 Stephen, 8 Samuel, 9 John, 1 ) b. May 
2, 1754; grad. Harvard Col. 1780 ; was a physician. He removed 
to " Angier's Corner," and d. 1776, aged 65. 

79 137 John, 5 (Samuel, 4 Stephen, 8 Samuel, 8 John, 1 ) b. July 

28, 1756; m. 1st Sarah ; had 4 children; she d. 1802; m. 

2nd 1802 Elizabeth Hale, and had two children. They were: . 


138 Sophia, (6) b. April 10, 1793. 

139 Sarah, (6) b. June 19, 1794. 

140 Mathilda, (6) b. June 29, 1796. 

141 Sophia, (6) b. . 

142 John, (6) b. Feb. 12, 1802. 

143 Sewall, (6) b. March 21, 1803. 

98 144 Daniel,* (Walter, 4 Daniel, 3 John Seaborn, 3 John, 1 ) b. 
before his father removed to Hardwick. Was published July 22, 
1764, to Submit Jordan of Rutland. Children were: 

145 Theophilus, (6) b. in Hardwick, Deo. 25, 1764; m. ; d. Oct. 31, 1842. 

146 Jacob, (6) b. July 17, 1767. 

147 Stephen, (6) b. Feb. 7, 1771. 

148 Lucinda, (6) b. May 19, 1775. 

100 149 John, 5 (Walter, 4 Daniel, 3 John Seaborn, 2 John, 1 ) b. 
Sept., 1143, in Hardwick. Was pub. February 28, 1779, to 
Mehitable Berry of Hardwick on Cape Cod. He always lived on 
his father's farm in Hardwick. He d. May 29, 1829, aged 85. 
She d. Dec. 15, 1836, aged 87. Children were : 

150 Lemuel, (6) b. Dec. 13, 1779; d. Sept. 23, 1801, in Saratoga, N. Y., and 
buried in Hardwick — unm. 

151 Jostph, (6) b. Oct. 16, 1781; d. unm. in Cambridgeport. 

152 Sophia, (6) b. Sept. 27, 1783; m. Mosea Lawrence of Hardwick, where they 
lived and died. 

153 Anson, (6) b. August 6, 1785; d. unm. in Hardwick. 
169. 154 John, (6) b. Sept. 24, 1787. 

144 Lydia, (6) b. April 22, 1790; m. Seth Jamerson of Hardwick, where they 
lived and died. 

145 Polly, (6) b. June 20, 1792; m. Cutler of Greenwich, and removed 

to Athol — no children. 

146 Clark, (6) b. July 6, 1794; d. Sept. 10, 1812. 

101 147 Elizabeth, 5 (Walter, 4 Daniel, 3 John Seaborn, 2 John, 1 ) 
b. Aug. 11, 1748, in Hardwick; m. Nov. 15, 1778, Samuel Hop- 
kins, son of Moses Hopkins, who was the fifth in descent from 
Stephen Hopkins, "The Pilgrim," who came from England in the 
Mayflower in 1G20. Samuel Hopkins was Captain of a whaling 
vessel running to Newfoundland, Belle Isle, &c. He removed to 
Hardwick, where his two first children were born, then removed 
to the south part of Petersham, on to a farm, where the rest of the 
•children were born. Here he d. Dec. 27, 1834, aged 84. She d. 
Dec. 2, 1832 Both buried in what is now called Dana. Their 
•children were : 


148 Moses Hopkins, b. Sept. 4, 1779; m. Nov. 29, 1800, Mary Mas on, dau. of 
Daniel and Tabitha (Jenkins) Mason of Barre. He d. Oct. 9, 1844. She 
was b. April 12, 17S6, and still lived in April, 1877. 

149 Abiather Hopkins, b. July 14, 1781. Graduated at Dartmouth College, Aug 

27, 1806; studied law with Allen, Esq., in New Salem; was in 

Litchfield, Conn., Law School; concluded with Judge Heard of Boston. He 
resided and practiced law in partnership with Gov. Shunk in Harrisburg, 
Penn. He taught a young ladies' seminary in Harrisburg, Penn., from 
1810 to 1812. He went to Petersham on a visit, where he died of fever Sept. 
27, 1821, ^40, unm. 

150 Alinda Hopkins b. in Petersham, Feb. 8, 1784; m. in 1805, Maj. Timothy, 
son of Daniel Billings of Hardwick. She d. Aug. 6, 1S32. He was b. July 
4, 1774, d. May 24, 1812, AZ 39; 4 children. 

151 Thirza Hopkins, b. May 4, 1786; m. July 8, 1S10, James, son of James and 
Annie (Warner) Page of Hardwick. He was b. Jan. 2, 1781; d. Nov. 2, 
1846. Lived in Boston and children born there. She d. in Medford, Feb. 
17, 1870—3 children: 

(1) Henry Augustus Page, b. July 20, 1811; an honorable, successful hardware 
merchant of Boston for more than 40 years, of the firm of G. H. Gray & Co., 
and their successors; m. Eliza Wales Bigelow, Sept. 1, 1842; dau. of John 
and Abigail (Richardson) Bigelow, b. Aug 23, 1814. Had 3 chil. [See 
•* Richardson Memorial." 

(2) James Warner Page, b. April 24, 1814; d. Oct. 1, 1815 

(3) Elizabeth Page,b. Nov. 5, 1821; m. July 5, 1843, Andrew Jackson, son 
of Charles and Mary Locke Richardson. [See "Richardson Memorial." 

152 Henrietta Hopkins, b. July 16, 1788; d. May 3, 1854, in Boston; unm. 

153 Betsey Hopkins, b. July 20, 1790; m. 1st., Feb. 3, 1S18, Thomas, son of 
Hutchins and Elizabeth (Grout) Hapgood, b. June 20, 1790; d. Oct. 10, 
1820. [See Grout and Hapgood Genealogies] She m. 2d, Hon. Wm. Gates 
of Lunenburg, Vt., Jan. 28, 1829. He died Dec. 3, 1842. She now (April, 
1877) resides with her dau. in Portland, Me. She had one child by her 1st 
husband, Ann Hutchins Hapgood, b. in Petersham, Jan. 18, 1819; m. in 
Boston,. March 9, 1848, Roswell Minard Richardson, b. in Compton, P. Q.» 
April 7, 1842. [See " Richardson Memorial."] Three children. 

103 154 Jonathan 5 (Walter 4 , Daniel 3 , John Seaborn 8 , John 1 ) 
b. Oct. 23, 1T53 ; m. 1778, Hannah Shaw of New Salem, b. Feb. 
27, 1759. They settled in Hardwick. He served an apprentice- 
ship as a wheelwright. In 1786 he joined the " Shay's Rebel- 
lion;" in 1787 was arrested but escaped through the woods to 
Wilmington, Vermont. Here he found an old schoolmate, who 
kindly undertook to go to Hardwick for his family and effects. 
In May, 1787, this journey was accomplished, of 60 miles on 
horseback, with an infant six weeks old, and two other children 
of 5 and 7 years. At the close of the Revolution he was well 
established and comfortably situated as a wheelwright, but by the 


depreciation of Continental currency, with which he was paid, he 

was reduced to comparative poverty. He died there Oct. 3, 1822, 

-#nO. His wife d. March 23, 1823, M 64. Children were : 

173. 155 Barnabas, (6) b. in Hardwick, July 22, 1780; m. Pamelia Fox. 

156 B<tsey, (6) b. in Hardwick, Feb. 3, 1782; m. in Wilmington, Vt., James 
Bcyd, removed to Illinois; she d. Jan. 26, 1858, ae. 74. 
175. 137 Gardner, (6) b. March 26, 1787; m. Hannah Axtel. 

158 Polly, (6) b. Feb. 3, 17S9; m. Joseph Jepson of Goshen, Mass. 
183. 159 Chauacy, (6) b. Jan. 2, 1792; m. Elvira Titus. 

160 Hannt-h, (6) b Oct. 3, 1793; m. Rev. Henry Hodges, a Methodist clergyman, 
located in Newfane, Vt She was a talented, educated person; she d. at 
Newfane, Feb. 26, 186-4, leaving 2 sons. 

161 Frances, (6) b. Feb. 12, 1798; remeved to Carol, N. Y., where she m. 

1 17 162 Henry 6 (Daniel 5 , Samuel 4 , Stephen 3 , Samuel 3 , John 1 ) 
b. Sept. 10, 1180; m. Martha II -. Had one child. 

163 Helen, (7) b. July 19, 1805. 

118 164 Nathan 6 (Daniel 5 , Samuel 4 , Stephen 8 , Samuel 2 , John 1 ) 
b. Aug. 20, 1T82; m. 1804, Abigail, dau. of Samuel Hyde. Re- 
moved to Cincinnati. Children were : 

165 Mary Ann, (7) b. Oct. 2, 1804. 

166 Jane, (7) b. Jan. 28, 1810. 

126 167 Thomas 6 Jr., (Thomas 5 , Samuel 4 , Stephen 3 , Samuel 3 , 

John 1 ) b. June 12, 1778. A nursery man; m. Hehitable ; 

had several children. 

129 168 Charles 6 (Thomas 5 , Samuel 4 , Stephen 3 , Samuel 3 , 
'John 1 ) b. Sept. 10, 1783; m. Lucretia, dau. of Gen. Ebenezer 

154 169 John 6 (John 5 , Walter 4 , Daniel, 3 John Seaborn 3 , 
John 1 ) b. Sept. 24, 1787 ; m. Ruth Newcomb of Hardwick. Re- 
sided in Cambridgeport. Removed to Troy, N. Y., and d. there. 

170 A Son, (7) b. 

171 Ruth, b. . ) Accomplished women, and Teachers in Mi33 Willard's 

172 Mary, b. . J School in Troy, N. Y. 


155 1T3 Barnabas 6 (Jonathan*, Walter 4 , Daniel 3 , John Sea- 
born*, John 1 ) b. July 22, 1780, in Hardwick, Mass. ; m. Pamelia 
Fox of Wilmington, Yt. Emigrated to Sardinia, Niagara Co., 
N. Y., about 1840; removed to Olean, Cattaraugus, Co., N. Y., 
where he d. Sept. 4, 1853, J£ 74. He was a farmer. Had four 
sons and four daughters, one of whom 

174 , (7) b. ; m. H. T. Brooks, and resides in Olean, N. Y. The 

rest of the names not ascertained. 

157 175 Gardner 6 (Jonathan 5 . Walter 4 , Daniel 3 , John Sea- 
born 3 , John') b. March 26, 1787 ; m. 1812, Hannah Axtel of Wil- 
mington, Vt. He was the "infant of six weeks old," carried in 
his mother's arms, on horseback, from Hardwick, Mass., to 
Wilmington, 'Vt., a distance of 60 miles. He was a farmer ; d. 
May 2, 1863, JE 76. Children were : 

190. 176 Wellington, (7) b. in Wilmington, Nov. 6, 1812; m. May, 1842, Cbloe Lavisa 

177 Sybil Maria, (7) b. Jan. 23, 1817; m. 1st, Allen Stanley, lived in Wilming- 
ton, bad 2 chil , (1) Allen, (2) Harriet; m. 2d May, 1843, Daniel Belding 
Whately and bad (3) Ellen. Settled in Ajhfield wbere sbe lives. 

178 Hannah Sophia, (7) b. Feb. 6, 1819; m. Oct. 1839, Orsemns S. Alvoid; sbe d. 
Sept. 6, 1S54, se. 36th Year, leaving a son Orsemus Alvoid. 

179 Clarissa Ann, (7) b. in Wilmington, March 23, 1821; m. Oct. 1855, Orsemua 
S. Alvoid, his 2d wife, and the husband of her sister. 

194. 180 Jonathan, (7) b. March 15, 1853; m. Maria Montague. 
196. 181 Chauncey, (7) b. Dec. 17, 1825; m. Mary E. Gardner, Nov. 18, 1855. 
182 Albert, (7) b. May 16, 1829; d. July 4, 1830. 

159 183 Chauncy 6 (Jonathan 6 , Walter 4 , Daniel 3 , John Seaborn,, 
John 1 ) b. in Wilmington, Vt., Jan. 2, 1792; m. 1823, at Sheldon* 
Wyoming Co., N. Y., Elvira Titus, b. 1803, in St. Albans, Vt., 
dau. of Daniel and Abigail Titus, ne settled in Sardinia, Niagara 
Co., N. Y. Had 6 children. Children were : 

184 Lyman P , (7) b. 1824; m. 1852, Sarah, dau. of Hezekiah and Sylvia Mosher 
of Aurora, Erie Co., N. Y. He i3 a wholesale dry goods merchant in New 
York City. 

185 Chauncey J , (7) b. 1826; m. Lydia Chadwick of Alexander, Genesee Co., 
N. Y. Is a Real Estate agent in Buffalo, N. Y. 

186 Julia T., (7) b. 1828; m. Geo. A. Sherman of Buffalo; he d. 1858. 

187 Beula S., (7) b. 1631; m. 1853. Joel Powell. 

188 Minerva M., (7) b. 1834; m. 1855, Geo. W. Strong of Herkimer, N. Y. 

189 Abigail M., (7) b. 1837. 



176 190 Wellington 7 (Gardner 8 , Jonathan*, Walter 4 , Daniel', 
John Seaborn 2 , John 1 ) b. in Wilmington, Vt., Nov. 6, 1812; m. 
May 1842, Chloe Lavira Pratt; was a farmer. Children were: 

191 Emma, (8) b. ; d. a. 12 yr3. 

192 Seymour W., (8) b. March 4, 1848. 

193 Chloe Lavira, (8) b. . 

180 194 Jonathan 7 (Gardner 6 , Jonathan*, Walter 4 , Daniel 3 , 
John Seaborn 2 , John 1 ) b. March 15, 1853, in Wilmington; m. 
March 11, 1832, P. Maria, dau. of William and Susan Montague. 
of Hadley, Mass., where she was b. July 31, 1829. Settled in 

195 S. Adell, (8) b. June 22, 1853. 

1S1 196 Chauncy 7 , Gardiner 6 , Jonathan*, Walter 4 , Daniel 3 , 
John Seaborn 2 , John x )b. Dec. 17, 1825, at Wilmington ; m. Nov. 
1855, Mary E. Gardner of Cummington, Hampshire Co., Mass; is 
a millwright. Resides in Cummington. 

197 Effie Maria, (8) b. . 


Jeremiah Andrews was born April 6, 1757, probably at Con- 
cord, Mass. He was in the engagement at Bunker Hill, and 
served through most of the war. lie was at Temple, N. H., in 
1784, for January 4th of that year he was married there, to Eliza- 
beth Sawtelle, born in Shirley, Mass., January 22, 1765. They 
soon after moved to Bethel, Me., where they reared a large family. 
He died in 1826. Children: 

i Hezekiah, b. Oct. 4, 1784; m. Phebe Kimball. 

ii Jeremiah, b. May 28, 1786; m. Anna Hodsdon. 

iii William, b. April 8, 17S8; m Betsey Estes 

iv Elizabeth, b. Feb. 1, 1790; d. March 3, 1804. 

T Salome, b. April 8, 1792; m. Eli Howe. 

vi Sarah, b. Feb. 20, 1794; John Estes. 

vii Elsie, b. March 12, 1796; m. Otis Howe. 

yiii Amos, b. Jan. 15, 1793; m. Hannah Bean. 

ix Huldah, b. Feb. 21, 1801; m. Eliphas Powers, 

x Mary, b. Jan 22.1804; m. Hosea Huotress. 

xi Eliza, b. July 27, 1S06; James Estes. 

xii Julia, b. June 18, 1809; m. Franklin Stearns. 

xiii Hannah, b. July 20, 1812; m. Jonathan Powers, 



196 Doinxicus, son of Joseph Ricker, was a deacon of the 
Baptist church in Parsonsfield, and a prominent citizen of that 
town. He married November 19, 1801, Sarah Haynes of Water- 
boro', and second, October 4, 1804, Susanna Perkins of Wells. 
He died December 30, 1863, in his 91st year. 

Children by the first marriage : 

307 i John H., b. Feb. 19, 1803 ; m. 1st Sept , 1831, Eloisa A. Morrill of Dexter ; 

2nd, Mary J. Ricker, dan. of Pelatiah, and had three children. 

Children of Dominicus Ricker and Susanna Perkins, second wife. 

308 ii Rnfus, b. July 28, 1805 ; m. in 1830, Nancy Whitteinore. He died in 

Charlestcwn, Mass. They had six children. 

309 iii Sally H., b. Oct. 15, 1807 ; m. Jan. 23, 1833, Rev. Adam Wilson, D. D.* 

Among their children was John Butler, b. Feb. 24, 1834, who graduated 
at Colby University, and in medicine. He was surgeon of one of the 
Maine regiments in the late war. He m. Semantha T. Perkins, and died 
in Dexter March 15, 1866. 

310 iv Nancy, b. March 14, 1810 ; m. June 12, 1831, George Thompson. She died 

Aug. 6, 1849. They had five children. 

311 v William, b. Aug. 12, 1812 ; m. in 1830 Harriet N. Morrill. They have 

children, Mary Ellen, Lyman, Harriet N., Samuel M., and several others. 
They reside in Chillicoth, 111. 

312 vi Joseph, b. in Parsonsfield, June 27, 1814, graduated at Colby University, 

Class of 1839, has been a Trustee of the college since 1849, received the 
honorary degree of D. D. from his Alma Mater in 1SG6, and has been for 
many years a distinguished preacher in the Baptist denomination. He 
was for a time editor of the Zion's Advocate, and has had settlements in 
New Gloucester, Miford, Mass., Augusta, Me., and elsewhere. He now 
resides in Augusta, Me., and is Secretary of the Maine Baptist Missionary 
Society. He m. June 9, 1841, Ann Judson Clark of Bangor, and had 
Howard Clark, b. Feb. 3, 1844, d. Jan. 4, 1845, and Ann Judson, b. 
July 12, 1846, and m. January 1, 1872, George A Philbrook of Augusta^ 
For second wife Rev. Dr. Ricker m. Lucy Maria Corey of Brookline, Mass. 

313 vii Mary ( twin with Joseph ) m. David Whittier of Bangor, and had Charles 

Howard and a daughter. The son died of wounds received while serving 
in the Union army in the late war. 

314 via Olive, b. July 2, 1818 ; died young. 

♦Dr. Wilson was born in Topsham, Me., graduated from Bowdoin College, Class of 
1819, and in 1828 founded the Zion'a Advocate paper, the organ of the Baptist denomi- 
nation in this State. He managed the paper with marked ability fur over 20 years. 
He was a Trustee of Waterville College for many years, and held that position at the 
time of his death. By this college he wa3 made a Doctor of Divinity. He wa3 a man 
of ability, and remarkable for his industry and perseverance. He had great influence 
in the affairs of his denomination, and was universally esteemed. 



315 ix Ann, b. April 12, 1S20 ; m. Oct. 8, 1844, Danville D., aon of John and 
N Remember (Berry) Swett of Turner. Me., who was born July 20, 1817. 

He was a school teacher when a young man, afterwards resided in different 

places in the West, and is now of Chicago. He has children, John Adams 


b. March 9, 1848, and Edward, b. Nov. 6, 1855, who is a law student in 
the office of his uncle Hon. Leonard Swett of Chicago. 

316 x Dominicus, b. May 14, 1823 ; m. Aug. 10, 184S, Caroline Elizabeth Thomp- 
son. Thay have children, Frank Howard and Abby C. 

317. xi Lucy Jane, b. Sept. 19, 1825; m 1st, Enoch W. Neal, and 2nd, Ira A. 
Philbrook of Parsonsfield, May 15, 1861. She d Dec. 27, 1861. 

318 xii Susan, b. April 30, 1828; m. Jan. 17, 1850, George B. Wing of Bangor. 
She had five children, and died Jan. 13, 1871. 

319 xiii Abby W., b Deo. 24, 1834 ; m. June 1, 1854, Abel C. Whittier of Bangor, 
and d. Sept. 23, following. 

1ST Pelatiah, son of Joseph Ricker, married June 25, 1799, 
Jane Leighton, who died October 15, 1870, aged over 91 years. 
He died in Parsonsfield, December 4, 1842. Children: 

320 i Mary J., b. April 20, 1S02. 

321 ii Abigail F., b. Jan. 21, 1S04 ; m. George Hillman of Parsonsfield, who was 
b. March 22, 1799, She left nine children. Her husband survived her 
and married again. 

322 iii Julia Ann, b. Feb. 12, 1806 ; m. Hiram Tripp Noble, who was b. Feb. 13, 
1300. She had 10 children, and died in Alfred, Me. 

323 iv Samuel L , b. Dec. 13, 1808. He m. April 26, 1846, Elizabeth Wentworth, 
who was b. Nov. 10, 1813. 

324 v Betsey H , b. March 28, 1822 ; d. Jan. 9, 1831. 

198 Amaziah, son of Joseph Ricker, married Dec. 7, 1803, 
Susanua Baker, who was born January 13, 1785. He lived in 
Cherryfield, Me., and died there March 24, 1836. His wife died 
in August, 1862. Children : 

325 i Sarah G., b. August 3, 18C5 ; m. 1st, Collin Campbell of Cherryfield, and 
2nu, Edward Nugent. She bad by the first husband five children, and 
three by the second. 

326 ii Benjamin Gleason, b. Sept 24, 1807 ; m. May 10, 1834, Betsey Campbell of 
Cherryfield. They had nine children. 

327 iii Caroline, b. May 10, 1810 ; m. Dec. 13, 1829, Alexander Campbell of 

Cherryfield, and had 11 children. • 

328 iv George B., b. Jan. 13, 1813 ; m. Jan. 4, 1837, Mary Upton of Salem, Mass , 
who died in December, 1852. '1 hey had four children. 

329 v Arthur S., b. April 25, 1817 ; m. Sept. 26, 1842, Jane Stoddard of Portland. 

330 vi Abigail B., b. June 5, 1819 ; m Dec. 7, 1843, George Wingate, and had six 

201 Tobias, son of Joseph Kicker, was of Parsonsfield. He 
married Sally Ilannaford, whose sister married lion. Rufus 
Mclntire, and died in 1849. His widow resided with her brother 


Dr. Levi Hannaford at Tivoli, 111., but is now dead. She had six 
children, as follows : 

331 i Josiah H., b. March, 1816. 

332 ii Elizabeth H., b. Dec. 25, 1817; m. in 1836, Charles Malloy cf Parsonsfield. 

She died in 1850. 

333 iii Erastus F., b. April 27, 1832 ; m. in 1850, Olive B. Trull, and had one 

child. " 

334 iv Harriet F., b. Dec. 27, 1824. 

335 v Amaziah, b. ; d. young. 

336 vi Anna W. t b. Dec. 29, 1832. 

Sixth Generation. 

233 Tobias Ricker, Jr., married 1st, Sally, daughter of Dea. 
William and Joanna ( Doane ) Berry of Buckfield, and had : 

• 337 i Danville A., b. Sept. 9, 1815. He married 1st, Luciada Mason, in 1834. 
He keeps a publie house in Canaan, Conn., and has Virnuui 0. Harriet 
Ann, Sarah A., Francis, Frederick and others. He has been three times 

For second wife, Tobias Ricker, Jr., married Keziah ( Benson ) 
Jackson of Bridgewater, Mass., and for 3d, Abigail Ellis. He 
died in Manchester, 111., June 2, 1868. By his second wife he 
had : 

338 ii Sarah A., b. March 10, 1823 ; m. 1st, Sullivan Benson, 2d, Thomas Benson. 
33a iii Flora J., b. Jan. 1, 1827 ; m. vVm. F. Berry of Canton. They had Sarah E., 

b. December 30, 1848 ; m. Wm. W. Rose, and Melvin F , b. Aug 28, 

1850, d. March 28, 1853. 

340 iv Algernon , b. November 28, 1S33 ; m. Julia M. Ricker, 

341 v Cyrus S., b. April 26, 1839 ; m. Lizzie H. Barrell. 

250 Cyrus, son of James Ricker, resides in Ilartford, and 
has been deacon of the Baptist church many years. By wife 
Nancy Keen he had : 

342 i Emeline W., b. Oct. 15, 1832 ; m. May 1, 1853. 

343 ii Henry C, b. June 30, 1837 ; m. Dec 13, 1859. 

344 iii Sarah R., b. March 22, 1839. She is Assistant Principal in the Classical 

Institute in "Waterville, Me. 

254 Albion Ricker, son of James Ricker, married Sarah B., 
daughter of John Swett of Turner, and resides on the old Swett 
homestead in that town. Children : 

344| i Ellen M., b. Aog. 2, 1843 ; d. March 28, 1861. 

345 ii Sarah B., b. May 26, 1848 ; m. Dec. 25, 1870, Thomas Bates. They reside 

in Chicago. 

346 iii Albion S., b. Dec. 7, 1857. 



261 Eliza Ricker, daughter of David Ricker, married Alex- 
ander Day,* Jr., of Woodstock, and always resided in that town. 
She died some years since, and her husband survives. Children : 

347 i Daniel, b. January 9, 1834 ; m Martha Powers. 

348 ii Thomas R., b. June 30, 1836 ; m. Maria G., dau. of Hon James H. Farnom 

of Rumford. She died Jan. 2, 1876. 

349 iii Charles H., b. December 15, 1838 ; m. Margaret Robinson. . 

350 iv John, b. Aug. 30, 1841 ; d. Aug. 16, 1S64. 

351 v William, b. Aug 9, 1843 ; married Sarah E. Ayer. 

352 vi Lydia C, b. April 29, 1845 ; m. James W. Powers. 

253 vii Alexander, Jr., b. May 13, 1S48 ; m. Augusta M. Burges. She died July 
1, 1875. 

263 David, son of David Ricker, was born in and has always 
resided in Woodstock. His first wife was Eunice A. Estes, and 
the second Lois Bryant. He is a farmer, brick mason and carpen- 
ter, aDd has also been an occasional preacher in the Baptist denomi- 
nation for many years. He had no children by his first wife, but 
by his second wife he had : 

354 i George W., b. Sept. 23, 1834 ; m. Etta, dan. of Rev. M. Lawrence of 

Sumner. He was a soldier in the late war, and died a few years after his 
discharge, of consumption. 

355 ii Eunice, b. Sept. 6, 1835 ; m. Ephraim M. Lawrence; resides in Woodstock. • 

356 iii Eliza R.. b. June 14, 1837 ; m. Isaac F. Lapham, and has Lois A., b. Oct. 

30, 1856, m. Edward T. Packard ; and Ernest M.. b. Sept. 4, 1867. All 
reside in Litchfield. 

357 iv Du3tin B , b. June 28, 1841 ; m. Elizabeth Lawrence 

358 v. Ruth, b. Feb. 4, 1843 ; unmarried. 

358£ vi Luis A., b. Aug. 3, 1845 ; d. March 6, 1846. 

359 vii David I., b. Sept. 9, 1850 ; d. Sept. 3, 1854. 

264 Thomas N., son of David Ricker, is a blacksmith, and 
resides at Bryant's Pond, but formerly at Rumford. His wife 
was Mary Wood of Hebron. Children : 

361 i Rozina E.,b. Aug. 1, 1841 ; m. Charles A. Young. She died Apr. 11, 1865. 

362 ii Augusta M., b. April 26, 1843 ; unmarried. 

363 iii Charles H., b. Nov. 27, 1844 ; d. Aug 21, 1851. 

364 iv Delia A., b. July 23, 1847 ; m George Davis and resides in Auburn. 

365 v Charles H., b. Deo. 15, 1852 ; m, and lives in Auburn. 

366 vi T. Willard, b. Oct. 9, 1856. 

367 vii Arthur C , b Deo. 21, 1858. 

Note. — David Ricker (64) had two children, whose names are not recorded on 
Somerswortb records, aDd are not given on page 11. The first wa3 Joseph, who married 
Bannah Penney and lived in Waterville. He became insane. He had a son Joseph 
who resides in Fayette, and three daughters, one of whom, Mary Jane, is the mother of 
Maj. H. A Shorey of the Bridgton News. The other child of David Ricker not 
recorded, was Mary, who was living a few years ago, unmarried. 

♦Alexander Day, Jr., was the son of Alexander Day who was born in Wells, Me., 
June 30, 1781. lie came, when a young man, to Poland, where he married Mercy 
Dacy, who was born Dec. 9, 1779 He soon after moved to Woodstock, being one of the 
early settlers, and he and his wife lived and died there. He was the son of John Day 
of Wells, who died in 1805. 




This Stone is Erected in memory of Capt. William Pool, whose 
mortal part rest beneath it. He died May 27, 1814, aged 44 

In memory of John West who was drowned in Kennebec River 
Oct 1 1807 aged 21 years & 6 months. Son of Mr Peter & Mrs 
Hannah West of Ilallowell. 

My children all when yon come here 
Look on this grave and shed a tear. 

Erected in memory of Mr. Enoch Greeley who died Feb 28, 
1815, aged 61 years. 

Behold ye mourners for the dead 
In this cold grave I've made my bed, 
The Tramp shall sound I hope to rise 
And meet my Saviour in the skies 

In memory of Sarah Barrell Cheever Daughter of Nathaniel & 
Charlotte Cheever who died April 16, 1811, aged 2 years. 

Early bright transient, chase as morning dew 
She blossom'd was exhal'd and went to heaven. 

In Memory of Charlotte B. Cheever who died April 10th 1820 
aged one year and 11 months. 

Death called her tender soul by break of bliss 
From the first blossom to the realms of joy. 

And of Nathaniel B. Cheever who was drowned while skating on ; 
Kennebec River, December 6th, 1815 aged 11 years. His remains 
were never found. 

No warning given, unceremonious fate. 
A sudden rush from life. 

Children of Nathaniel Cheever, who died in Augusta (Georgia) 
March 5th, 1819 aged 40 years & of Charlotte his wife By whom 
this Stone is erected. 

Mark the Perfect man and behold the upright 
For the end of that man is Peace. 



In memory of Mrs. Hannah Wingate consort of Joshua Win- 
gate Esq who departed this life March 24th A. D. 1814 aged 60 
years : and of Lieut. John WINGATE their second son who died 
at Sackett's Harbor Nov 24th A. D. 1814 aged 38 years while in 
the service of his country. 

SACRED TO THE MEMORY of Mr. Richard Dummer who 
died March 20, 1806 JEt 84 years. He was a firm supporter of 
civil and Religious order And During a long life he adorned his 
christian profession and in Death manifested the Joys of faith. 
He was the son Mr. Nathaniel Dummer who was the son of Mr. 
Richard Dummer whose Father Richard Dummer Esq came from 
England with the first settlers of Newbury in 16-3. [One figure, 
and the letters following, entirely obliterated.] 

This STONE Erected to the memory of OBADIAH HARRIS 
Deacon of the First church in HALLO WELL. A tender husband, 
faithful parent, and sincere christion ; who after having lived a 
blessing to his family, and an ornament to the church fell a sleep 
in Jesus July 5 1800 jEt 64. 

In Memory of Mr. Samuel Norcross who died D c. 2d 1800 in 
the 75th year of his age. 

Iu memory of Mrs Mary wife of Mr Samuel Norcross who died 
April 1800 in the 60th year of her age. 

Erected in memory of Oue Son and Two Daughters who died in 
1195-96 & 98, children of David and Hannah Sewall. 

This stone is erected to the Memory of that worthy and good 
citizen Mr. Benjamin White who departed this life July 24th 1804 
in the 77 year of his age. [Remainder wholly obliterated.] 

In Memory of Mr. Nathaniel Shaw ; who in hope of a happy 
Immortality departed this life March 17th 1801 in the 38th year 
of his age. 

Life how short, eternity how long. 


The first cemetery in Hallowell was in front of the old Judge 
Emmons house on Second Street, on the spot now occupied by 
the Capt. Watts house. On the opening of the new cemetery, the 
remains here interred were removed to that ground, a portion of 
which — the southeast corner — was cut through on the building of 


the Kennebec and Portland Railroad. The above inscriptions are 
from the older portion of this cemetery. 

WiLiAii Pool came from Martha's Vineyard, and lived in the 
building on Water street now occupied as a sho'e store by E. H. 
Atkius. He was a sea captain, and commanded the ship Aurora. 
One of his daughters married Calvin Spaulding, Esq., of Hallowell, 
who has done business in the same store for more than fifty years. 

Enoch Greeley was a blacksmith, and lived in a house at the 
comer of Academy and Second streets, or near the northwest 
corner of the present cotton factory lot. His children were Dolly, 
born June 24, 1780; Polly, b. March 30, 17*2; Ebenezer Bachel- 
der, b. Oct. 8, 1783 ; William, b. Jan. 29, 1785 ; Joanna, b. Oct. 2, 
1786 ; Enoch, b. Jan, 30, 17*9 ; Betsey, b. Feb. 18, 1791 ; Nancy, 
b. June 18, 1793, died Nov. 1, 1795.— Hallowell Town Records, 
Book I, p. 292 

Nathaniel Cheever, who had learned the printer's trade of 
Isaiah Thomas, at Worcester, Mass., came to Hallowell in 1810, 
where he est? hashed the American Advocate, and opened a book 
store. Mr. Cheever publi^ied the Advocate till his death, when 
it was sold to S. K. Gilman, then to Calvin Spaulding, and subse- 
quentlv to S. W. Robinson and H. K. Baker. His wife's name 
was Barreli. Other children were: George Barrell, b. April 17, 
1807, a graduate of Bowdoin in the distinguished class of 1825, 
and an eminent divine and author; and Henry Theodore, b. in 
1814, a graduate of Bowdoin, class of 1834. The mother of 
Nathaniel Cheever was Elizabeth Bancroft of Reading, Mass., a 
6ister of Rev. Dr. Bancroft of Worcester, Mass., the father of 
George Bancroft the historian. She afterwards became the wife 
of Capt. Nathan Weston, father of the late Hon. Nathan Weston 
of Augusta. Mr. Cheever went south in poor health, where he 
died as above, viz: March 5th, 1819. — See North's History of 
Augusta, p. 502; Griffin's History of the Press of Maine, p. 88. 

Joshua Wingate came from Haverhill, Mass. He was the 
second postmaster of Hallowell, and for many years a leading 
merchant. He died in Hallowell at a very advanced age — nearly 
one hundred years. His children were: Joseph F., who was a 
member of the Massachusetts Legislature in 1818 and 1819, col- 
lector of customs of Bath from 1820 to 182t, member of the Legis- 
lature of Maine in 1825 and 1826, and Representative to Congress 


from 1827 to 1831 ; a daughter, who was the wife of Gen. Henry 
A. S. Dearborn, and a daughter Mary, who married Wm. A. 
Woodbridge, and resided in New York City. 

Richard Dummer was a brother of Hon. Nathaniel Dummer, 
who came to Hallo well Hook in 1789, and who was the first post- 
master and first Representative from this town to the Legislature, 
in 1793. Newbury was settled in 1635. 


Obadiah Harris was the first person buried in what was then 
called the " new cemetery. " He lived in that part of Hallowell 
near the quarries of the Hallowell Granite Company. 

Benjamin White lived on the east side of the river in what is 
now Chelsea. 


Lincoln, ss. To either of the Constables of the Town of Hallowell 

in said County, greeting: 

You are in the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
required to warn and give notice to James Gordon, of North Yar- 
mouth in the County of Cumberland, silversmith, who has lately 
come into .this town for the purpose of abiding therein, not having 
obtained the Town's consent therefor, that he depart the limits 
thereof with his Wife and Children, and such others as are under 
his- care, within fifteen days. And of this Precept, with your 
doings thereon, you are to make return into the office of the Clerk 
of the Town within twenty days next coming, that such further 
proceedings may be had in the premises as the Law directs. 
Given under our hands and seal at Hallowell aforesaid the twenty- 
fourth day of December A. D. one thousand seven hundred and 


H. Sewall, ) Selectmen 
Wm. Brooks, j of Hallowell. 

Hallowell, Jan llth 1793. Pursuant to the within Precept I 
have notified and warned the within named James Gordon to 
depart the limits of said Town with his Wife and Children, by 
reading the same in his hearing. 

Jason Livermore, Constable of Hallowell. 




Lemuel megray son of William meg-ray Born October 5 day 1764. 

moley megray Daughter of william megray Born february 2 

Elizabeth megray Daughter of william megray Born march 10 
day 1769. 

John megray Son of william megray Born august 10 day 1771. 

Sarah megray Daughter of william megray Born may 17 day 
1774. Deceased December ye 22 day 1775. 

william megray son william megray Born October ye 8 day 1777. 

Johanan Robards Daughter of Vinson Robards Born October 
first the 1773. 

Samuel York Roberds son of Vinson Robards Born may the 3, 

James Robards son of Vinson Robards Bora December 10, 1779. 

Josiah Day son of Josiah Day Born September 30, 1778. 

moley Randel Daughter of John Randel Born april the 18 day 
year 1775. 

Sarah Randal Daughter of John Randel Born January the 6, 
year 1777. 

Benjamin Randal son of John Randal Born Apriel the 12 D 

John Gashing son of John Cushiug Born September ye, 15. ye 

Salinee Gushing Daughter of John Gushing Born November ye 
30th 1771. 

mehitable Vining daughter of Benjamin Vining Born february 
17, 1778. 

John Vining son of Benjamin vining Born September 5 day 

Benjamin vining son of Benjamin vining Born august 3 day 

Beely vining son of Benjamin vining Born November, 12 day 


Lucfenda viniDg dafter of Benjamin Vining Born march 11. day 

Hannah vining Dafter of Benjamin Vining Born June 10 day 


Sarah Vining daughter of Benjamin Vining Born December 22, 

Josiah Day Jr, son of Josiah Day born Nov. eleventh 1774 

Phebe Day Daughter of Josiah Day born December the eleventh 

David Getchel son of Hugh Getchel born December 18 1776. 

Betty Getchell Daughter of John Getchell born December the 
six 1779. / 

Daniel Getchel son of John Getchel born September 8th 1775. 

Abigal Getchel Daughter of John Getchel Born December 21, 

George Donnison Frost, son of Ichabard Frost, Born July 26, 

Susannah Frost Daughter of Ichabard Frost Born Feb. 8th 

George Hill son of Charles Hill Esq Born march 4, 1774. 

Amos Addams Hill son of Charles Hill Esq Born February 20 

adam Cushing son of John Cushin Born January ye 21, 1782. 

asa megray son of william megray Born September ye 18th 

mary worring marwick, Daughter of hugh marwick Born Apriel 
ye 11, 1778. i 

Atwood marwick son of hugh marwick Born January ye 22th 

moley Smith, Daughter of Samuel Smith. Born November ye 
17, 1775. 

Jonathan Smith son of Samuel Smith Born march ye 6th 1779. 

Sarah Smith Daughter of Samuel Smith Born January ye 2th 

Bettey weston Daughter of Stephen weston Born September ye 
6th 1777. 

moley wesson Daughter of Stephen wesston Born february ye 5 


Stephen wesson son of Stephen wesson Born December ye 2th 

Reuben Vining son of Benjamin Born May ye the 2 1782. 


Reuben vining son of Benjamin Deceased this Life January ye 
21th 1783. 

Josiah vining son of Benja Vining Born may ye 15 1784. 

Abigal Yining Daughter of Benja Yining Born July ye 9, 1786. 

Rebecca woren Daughter of Pelatiah warren born march ye 24 
Day the year 1778. 

william and Nathaniell warren sons of Pelatiah warren Born 
September ye 2th 1779. 

Pelatiah worron son of Pelatiah worren Born June ye 21 Day 
the year 1781. 

Charlotte Day Dafter of Josiah Day, Born auogust ye 27th 

welthey Day Daughter of Josiah Day Born November ye 4, 

Josiah warren Daughter of Pellatiah warren Born august the 
23, year 1783. 



The petition, warrant and return which we print herewith, for a 
meeting of the inhabitants of New Pennacook, now Rumford, to 
organize the plantation for election and other purposes, were 
found among the papers of the late Francis Keys, and were kindly 
furnished for publication by his grand-daughter, Mrs. Stephen A. 
Russell of Augusta. 

To Isaac Parsons, Esq., one of the Justices of the Peace for the 
county of Cumberland. 

We the subscribers, inhabitants, freeholders and legal voters of 
the plantation of New Pennacook in said county, humbly request 
that you will issue your warrant to some principal inhabitant of 
said plantation directing him to call a meeting of all the legal 
voters of said plantation to be holden at the dwelling house of 
Joshua Graham in said New Pennycook, on Tuesday the twentieth 
day of October next, at one of the clock in the afternoon to act on 
the following articles, viz : — 

1st — To choose a moderator for said meeting:. 


2d — To choose plantation clerk, assessors, collector and all 
other plantation officers required by law to be chosen in the month 
of March or April. 

New Pennycook, Sept. 26, 1795. 

Aaron Moor, 
Francis Keys, 
Benj. Elliot, 
Benjamin Sweat, 
Edmund Page. 

Cumberland, ss. To Francis Keys one of the principal inhabi- 
tants of the plantation of New Pennycook in said county, yeoman, 
greeting. You are hereby required in the name of the Common- 
wealth of Massachusetts to notify and warn all the inhabitants of 
said New Pennycook, qualified by law to vote in plantation meet- 
ings, to assemble and meet together at the time and place men- 
tioned in the foregoing request, for the purposes therein mentioned, 
and make due return of this warrant and of your doings thereon 
unto the plantation clerk that shall be chosen and sworn. 

Given under my hand and seal, at New Pennycook in said 
County on the thirtieth day of September in the year of our Lord 
one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five. 

Isaac Parsons, Justice of the Peace. 

Pursuant to the above warrant, I hereby notify and warn the 
freeholders and all other inhabitants of said plantation qualified by 
law to vote in plantation meetings, to assemble and meet together 
at the time and place mentioned in the foregoing request, for the 
purposes therein named. 

Francis Keys. 

New Pennycook, Oct. 6, 1795. 



Reynold Jenkins m. Elizabeth, dau. of Joseph Canney of Dover, 
May 8, 1712. Children: 

Eliza, b. June S, 1713; Jabez, b. Feb. 12, 1714; Hannah, b. Feb. 11,1717-8; Mary, 
b. Feb. 5, 1719-20; d. April 8, 1723. Sarah, b. July 23, 1723; Mary and Elijah, b. 
March 13, 1724. The father d. July 9, at 10 P. M., 1735. 

Samuel Libby m. Mary, dau. of Matthew Libby, May 31, 1713. 

Samuel, b. July 7, 1714. 

Elizabeth, dau. of John, Jr., and Dorothy Fernald, b. Dec. 2, 

Dorcas, dau. of John and Mary Gowen, b. Aug. 13, 1692. 

William, b April 27, 1694; d. July 7, 1713, George, b. Aug. 10, 1696; d. June 30, 
1712; John, b. May 24, 1698; Mercy, b. Jan. 27, 1700-1; Joseph, b. Nov. 28, 1703; 
Jane, b. May 13, 1706; Lemuel, b. Sept. 22, 1709; William, b. July 14, 1714. The 
father d. Jan. 9, 1732-3. 

William Wilson m. Hopewell, widow of Enoch ITutchins, Jr., 
April 25, 1711. Children: 

William, b. Jan. 27, 1711-12; Daniel, b. Feb. 22, 1713-4; John, b. Aug. 19, 1715; 
Mary, b. Sept. — , 1717; d. same day; Benjamin, b. Dec. 22, 1718 

Peter Dixon, Jr., m. Abagail Flander, Sept. 28, 1712. Children : 

Abagail, b. June 30, 1713; Mary, b. Mar. 13, 1714; Peter, b. Dec 6, 1717; Thomas, 
b. Jan. 13, 1719-20; Stephen, b. Nov. 19, 1721; Sarah, b. Sept. 2,1723; Jane, b. 
Dec. 9, 1729. 

Peter, son of Peter and Hannah Dixon, b. Dec. 14, 1738. 

, Benjamin, b. July 18, 1740. 

James Chadborn, b. Sept. 29, 1684; m. Sarah, dau. of Capt. 

John Ilatch, and widow of Joshua Downing, Jr., Sept. 4. 

Children : 

James, b. May 23, 1714; John, b. March 23, 1716-7; Samuel, b. May 7, 1718; 
Sarah, b. July 3, 1720; Eliza, b. Feb. 2, 1722; Luie, b. Oct. 25, 1724; Joshua, b. July 
25, 1725. 


Peter Wittum m. Judith Gattenby, Aug. 3, 1713. 

Benjamin March m. Elizabeth Small, Feb. 10, 1713-4. 

Edward, son Nathaniel and Mary Chadbourn, b. April 14, 1702. 

William Rogers m. Mary Pope, Nov. 17, 1706. Children: 
Sarah, b. April 2, 1714. 

Sarah, dau. of Nicholas and Sarah Morrill, b. Dec. 1, 1695. 

Elizabeth, b. March 18, 1698; John, b. July 6, 1701; Robert, b. Feb. 18, 1704; 
Anne, b. Deo. 1, 1708. 

Alice, dau. of John and Elizabeth Fry, b. Jan. 31, 1713-14. 

Abagail, b. Aug. 29, 1716; Elizabeth, b. Sept, 25, 1721. 

Charles Frost, Esq., m. Jane, dau. of Robert Elliott, Esq., and 
widow of Mr. Andrew Pepperell, Nov. 25, 1714. Children : 

Jane, b. March, 2, 1715-6; d. May 9, following. Elliot, b. June 29, 1718; Jane, b. 
July 9, 1720; d. July 3, 1721. 

Alice, dau. of David, Jr., and Esther Libby, b. Nov. 28, 1714. 

Josiah, b. Oct 25, 1716; George, b. Jan. 18, 1718-9; Esther, b. April 8, 1711. 

Josiah Skillin m. Elizabeth, dau. of Edward Lifcten-, (?) May 17, 
1708. Children: 


John, b, Aug. 15, 1709; Edward, b. May 29, 1711; Eizabeth, b. Dec. 24, 1713. 

Elijah, son of Francis and Hannah Allen, b. March 12, 1719-20. 
John, son of John and Sarah Fernald, b. March 15, 1698. 

Mary, b. March 20, 1700; Samuel, b. June 1, 1702; James and Joseph, b. Oct. 4, 
1704; Sarah, b. April 13, 1710; Benjamin, b. April 1, 1717; Lydia, b. March 26, 

Thomas Huff m. Sarah, dau. of Aaron Ferris, b. Jan. 2, 1700. 
Children : 
Thomas, b. Aug. 18, 1703; Joanna, b. Sept. 17, 1706; Sarah, b. Sept. 7, 1703. 

Mary, dau. of Robert and Dorcas Cutt, b. Dec. 26, 1698. 

Katherine, b. Sept. 30, 1700; Mehitable, b. Aug. 18, 1703; Elizabeth, b. March 20, 


Sarah, dau. of John and Hannah Tidy, b. Jan. 17, IT 13-4. 

Edah, b. Jan. 22, 1715-16; Hannah, b. July 6, 1718; Robert, b Oct. 12, 1720; 
Meribah, b. Sept. 12, 1722; John, b June 29, 1724. The father d. Jan. 10, 1766. 

Elizabeth, dau. of Mr. Elihu and Elizabeth Gunnison, b. June 
15, 1694. 

John "Walker m. Elizabeth Gunnison, above named, Jan. 24, 
1714-15. Children: 

John, b Nov. 27, 1715; d. June 26, 1713. Elizabeth, wife of John Walker, d. Deo* 
4, 1715. 

John Walker, m. Mary, dau. of John Bickford of Newington, 
Oct. 8, 1717. Children: 

Eliphalet, b. Aug 12, 1718; d. Nov. 5, following. Gideon, b. Oct. 6, 1719; Elipha- 
let, b. April 21, 1722; d. Oct. 31, 1733 Temperance, b. Sept. 9, 1724; John, b. Sept. 
8, 1727; Mary, b. Aug. 27, 1730. d. Sept. 10, 1735. Elizabeth, b. March 21, 1732-3. 

Nathaniel, son of Nathauiel and Joanna Ingersoll, b. June 22, 

Nathaniel Fernald m. Ann, dau. of Robert Allen, Sept. — , 1702. 
Children : 

Tobias, b Aug. 25, 1703; Nathaniel, b. Jan. 19, 1707; Elizabeth, b. July 17, 1710; 
Hannah, b. Feb. 19, 1712; Ruth, b. May 22, 1715; Mary, b. Aug. 3, 1717; Timothy, 
b. March 27, 1721. 

William Tetherly, m. Mary, dau. of John Spiney, June 10, 
.1710. Children: 

Mary, b. March 25, 1712; Mercy, b. Aug. 12, 1714; Ruth, b. Nov. 10, 1717; Eliza- 
beth, b. March 5, 1721; Susanah, b. Feb. 16, 1725-6; Eleanor, b. May 27, 1727; 
William, b. Deo. 28, 1729; Anne, b. Jan. 20, 1731; John, b. April 19, 1734. 

Joseph Wilson m. Elizabeth Chapman, Aug, 27, 1707. 
Mary, dau. of Thomas and Joanna Muzzeet, b. Jan. 19, 1699. 

Joseph, b. Aug. 5, 1762; Benjamin, b. Nov. 25, 1705! Sarah, b. March 12, 1707; 
John, b. Nov. 14, 1710; Elizabeth, b. Aug. 25, 1713. 

Mr. Nicholas Shapleigh m. Martha, dau. of Capt. Tobias Lang- 
don, July 7, 1715. Children: 

John, b April 14, 1716; d. Nov. 27, 1765; Sarah, b. Nov. 13, 1717; d. Feb. 1, 1736-7 
at 11 P. M. Nicholas, b. April 3, 1720; Susanna, b. April 30, 1722; Alexander, b. 


June 18, 1724; Samuel, b. May 20, 1726; Tobias, b. May 20, 1728; William, b. Sept. 
16, 1730. 

John, son of John and Mary Shephard, b. May 9, IT 12. 

Mary, dau. of George and Mary Brawn, b. July 3, 1713. 
George, b. May 8, 1717. 

i" . " " 

Mary, dau. of William and Mary Brooks, b. Aug. 4, 1710: 

Joshua, b. Oct. 2, 1732; Hannah, b. March 8,1713-4; Alme, b. April 30, 1716; 
Dorcas, b. Jan. 13, 1717-18. 

John, son of William and Elizabeth Godsoe, b.. Oct. 16, 1714. 

Elizabeth and Alice, b. April 2, 1716; Joseph, b. Sept. 23, 1719; 

Samuel, son of Daniel and Anne Fogg, b. June 5, 1716. 

Anne, b. Feb. 16, 1717-18; Hannah, b. Nov. 12. 1719; Ruben, b. June 1, 1722. 

Sarah, dau. of Robert and Sarah Mitchell, b. Sept. 9. 1718. 
Sarah, dau. of Roger and Sarah Mitchell, b. Sept. 9, 1718. 
John, son of John and Katherine , b. Aug. 3, 1727. 

Surplis, b. Sept. 15, 1729. 

Thomas Ilanscom m. Sarah Fogg, Jan. 1, 1715-16. Children: 

Alice, b. Jan. 18, 1717-8; Thomas, b. Sept. 8, 1719; Elisha, b. Aug. 21, 1721. 

Thomas Morgridge m. Mary Weeks, May 24, 1716. Children: 

Joseph, b Feb. 15. 1716-17; Mary, b. Deo. 18, 1718. 

Richard King, Jr., m. Hannah Preble, July 18, 1714. Children : 

Hannah, b Aug. 12, 1715; Mary, b. July 1, 1717; Richard, b. Feb. 20, 1719-20; 
Abraham, b. Aug. 21, 1722. 

. Rachel, dau. of Timothy and Rachel Waymouth, b. Aag. 10, 

Ichabod, b. Nov. 23,1707; Shadrich, b. Jan. 4, 1709-10; Patience, b. March 10, 
1711-12; Sarah, b. Aug. 27, 1714; Timothy, b. May 22, 1719; Jonathan, b. June 16, 
1722; John, b. Dec. 6, 1725; Mary, b Oct. 13, 1727. 



Early Marriase9. James Rankins of York, Maine, married Priseella Shaw in 
Norton, Mass., March 21, 1723-9. 

Sales op Land in Machias. John Allan of Cumberland, N. S., now a subject of the 

United States, sold land in Machias, March 2, 1782, to John and William Mayhew, sona 

of Elisha Mayhew, for 10 pounds. 

Samuel Davis Bryant, > w ., 
Lewis Fred Delesderner, 5 w ltness8S 

A. Campbell, Justice of the Peace. 

[Lincoln Co. Records, vol. 16, p. 47] 

John Bonney sold land at Sprague's Neck, Machias, May 3, 1779, to Rev. James Lyon 
— 300 acres. 

Burlington, Me. J. W. P. 

Sarah Brown. Can any of the readers of the Biographer give me the ancestors of 
Sarah Brown, who wa3 married by Parson Smith to James Milk, in Falmouth, Sept. 8, 
1725, and died April 29, 1761, aged forty years? 

Portland, Me. Henry Deering. 

Pepperell Letters. Kittery Febru. 2Sth, 1726. 

Mr. Wm v Bennett : Deliver of my ealte to Mr. John Underwood, or order, twelve 

hhds. of salte, eight bushel? to the hh. and you will oblige 

Yr Friend, 

Wm. Pepperell. 

N. England, Pascataqua, > 
Decembr. 17th, 1716. 5 
Capt. Peter Martin : 

Rcspectd Frind — I received yrs wch give mee accot. That you have sent me in a box 

directd to Mrs Allcock, 45 starlg worth of silk handercbife. I have spoken to Mra. 

AHcock about them, £ shee tells me She hass received yr box, butt their is No silk 

handerchiffs in them, wheh I desier you would see about them and send them me by yr 

first and give me accot. how you send them, and how many thay are. So with My Sar- 

vices to yr good selfes. I remaines 

Yor assured Frind & Servt. 

Wm. Pepperell. 

Falmouth Records. The Portland Price Current is doing an excellent thing in pub- 
lishing weekly, a column of the early records of Falmouth. These sketches are pre- 
pared with great care by Mr. S. M. Watson, the assistant librarian of the Portland 
Institute and Public Library, and embrace a variety of topics. The first numbers con 
tained the inscriptions on the tombstones in the old cemetery in the eastern part of the 
city. A scrap book made of these articles, will be of great value in the future. 


Early Settlers in Harrison Rev. G. T Ridlon has just issued in pamphlet form, 
a book of 138 pages, giving a historical sketch of the settlement of Harrison, Me., and 
genealogical sketches of over sixty of the early families. The sketches are brief, but 
contain much that is valuable, and we are glad that Mr. Ridlon has put them in a form 
to be preserved and handed down to posterity. The author has copies of the work for 
sale, and may be addressed at North Fairfield, Me. 

Curtis. Ashley Curtis, son of Moses, of Stoughton, married a Hayden, and went to 
Hebron, Maine. He had children before going to Maine. Ashley, Jr., m. Susan 
Fuller, 1770, and Barnabas m. Either Phinney (?). 

J. W. P. 

Burlington, Me. 

There was a Noah Curtis early at Hebron, ^ho subsequently went to Norway, and in 

1805 to Woodstock, and died there. He was born in 1750, and married Deborah Luoe. 

Was he a Bon of Ashley who m the Havden woman ? 


Pay Roll or the Garrison at Fort Pownal, under the Command of Thomas 

Goldthwait, Esquire, 1774. 

Thomas Goldthwait, Esquire, Captain. 

Thomas Goldthwait, Jr., Lieutenant. 

William Crawford, Esquire, Chaplain. 

Jonathan Lowder, Gunner. 

Joshu.i Treat, Armorer. 

Francis Archibald, Jr , Sergeant. 

Thomas Fletcher, Interpreter. 


Thomas Cooper, Jacob Clifford, Jr. 

Obcdiah Moores, Joseph Perkin, 

Timothy Pratt, Joseph Pitcher, 

William Thompson, William Pratt, 

Cato, a negro servant to T. G, Ezra Pratt, 

John Wilson, Daniel Merrow, 

Taman Applewhite, John Thorns, 

Isaac Cleveley, Wm. Derrar, (?) 

Nathan Lancaster, Jr., John Evans, 
James Martin. 

Fort PowdsI, 31 May, 1774. 

Last Pay Roll before Fort was dismantled. 

Thomas Goldthwait. 

J. W. P. 

Newfield. I accidentally omitted to mention in my last communication on the sub- 
ject of this name, the most notable, and perhaps earliest instance of its use to designate 
a territory, not a municipality, that had then come to my knowledge For more than 
half a century immediately following the settlement of Bo-ton, about one-third of the 
area of this peninsula, as it then was, bore the local, descriptive, name, "Newfield." 
This name was applied to all that part cf Boston lying north of the Common, and west 
of ancient Sudbury street. The remainder, and easterly part of the peninsula, was 


designated "Fortfield" and " Millfield," lying on the bay side of Boston. Newfield, as 
a local name, disappeared -when it ceased to be descriptive of that part of Boston — 
Dearly two centuries ago, and the name West Boston gradually crept in. This latter 
name has fallen into disuse within my recollection. The " Newfield," about two hun- 
dred acres, was early owned in severalty by the householders of Boston, and kept for 
pasturage and mowing land. It is needless to add that this name had nothing whatever 
to do with giving name to the town in Maine. The State House is within the limits of 
ancient " Newfield," having been erected in 1798, four years after the legislature 
christened the Maine township, while sitting In the venerable old State House, in State 
street. I write this from my residence in Hancock street, within the frontiers of the 
" Newfield" of Boston. [See Mr. Tuttle's cote, vol. II, p. 70.] 

November 20, J877. C. W. TUTTLE. 

Thurston. Mr. Brown Thurston the well-known publisher and printer of Portland, 
proposes to publish a Genealogy of the Thurston Family of New England, and he 
desires to open communication with all persons ccnnected with that family. 

Obituary. Alfred M. Barton died at his residence in Portland, on Thursday, Nov. 
29th, 1877, aged 53 years He was son of William Burton, Jr., aod grandson of Wm. 
Burton, who was born at Gloucester Court House, Va., about 1750, and when a young 
man came with Capt. Pote to Falmouth, Me. He subsequently settled in Gorham, 
where he lived and died. 1 be subject of this notice was born in Gorham. His mother 
was Mary, daughter of Joshua and Olive (Wibon) Berry, grand daughter of Obadiah 
and Luiy (Torrey) Berry, aud great grand daughter of George Berry, whose wife was 
Elizabeth Frink of Kittery, and who came from Kittery to Falmouth in 1733 and 
established Berry's shipyard, at the mouth of the brook, at Back Cove, which he car- 
ried on for many years. 

Alfred M Burton was educated at Gorham Academy, and afterwards wa.s clerk and 
merchant in Portland, but for several years he has been Treasurer of the Maine Savings 
Bank. He was a distingui:hed Fiee Mason and an active and useful citizen. He mar- 
ried Martha J L. Larrabee, who survives, with two children. 

Blake Family. Mr. Charles M. Blake of San Francisco has issued his last circular 
to the members of the Blake Family. A publishing committee, of which Hon. S. H. 
Blake of Bangor is chairman, has been selected, and the volume will doubtless appear 
sometime during the coming year. Persons who have information to furnish should do 
so at once. 

Wisslow Memorial. The Winslow Memorial, in preparation by David Parsons 
Holton of New York, and the first volume of which has already appeared, will be one 
of the most elaborate genealogies which have ever been published, ft will consist of 
two large volume?, and trace the posterity of Governor Edward Winstow, the Pilgrim, 
down to the present time. 



Col. J. W. Porter of Burlington, has published an interesting 
pamphlet of 72 pages, giving a sketch of the life of Col. Jonathan 
Eddy, the founder of Eddington, Maine, with a genealogy of the 
branch of the Eddy Family to which Col. Eddy belonged. In an 
appendix are sketches of several of the Families which early set- 
tled on Penobscot river. 


Mr. Samuel Dunster of Attleborough, Mass., sends us a neat 
volume of 332 pages, entitled "Henry Dunster and his Descend- 
ants. Rev. Henry Dunster was the first President of Harvard 
College, and filled that position from 1640 to 1654. He had three 
sons and two daughters. One of the sons died young, and from 
the other two, David and Jonathan Dunster, sprang a numerous 
posterity. Several pages of the work are devoted to an account 
of the Dunster Family in England. 

Ad Account of Arnold's Campaign Against Quebec, from Cam- 
bridge to the St. Lawrence, in the Autumn of 1775, &c. By John 
Joseph Henry, one of the survivors. Mr. Joel Munsell of Albany, 
N. Y., recently published a new edition of this interesting and 
valuable work, with valuable notes and a concise map of the route 
between the mouth of the Kennebec and the valley of the St. 

A Short History of Rhode Island. By George Washington 
Greene, LL.D., Providence; J. A. & R. A. Reed, 1877. A valu- 
able contribution to the History of that historic State. 

History of the City of Belfast, from its first settlement in 1770 
to 1875. By Joseph Williamson. Portland : Loring, Short & 
Harmon. This is an octavo volume of nearly a thousand pages, 
and is one of the best town histories ever published in the State. 


fafoifrlr- »— ..w.,-...... . -. 


Born 1734,— Died 1799. (£« FW. 2, Ptf?<> 126.) 




IS John 4 ; issue (brought forward and now given). 

28.1. i John Glidden, b. 8 May, 1726. Hamp. Falls records. 

t 23.2 ii Elijah, b. 19 Jan., 1740; m — , Elizabeth YooDg, b. 1794; d 9 July, 1S29. 

f 28. 3 iii Nathan, b 1 May, 17-12; m. . 

28.4 iv Abagail, b. 10 Jan., 1745; m. Knight, of Squatn I. 

28.2 Elijah 5 was lame ; a schoolmaster ; d. 26 Mar., 1821. 

59.1 i Phfcbe, b. ; m. Guilford. 59.2 ii Olive, b. ; d. young. 

69 3 iii George, b. , pub. 20 Mar., 1798 to Mary Dearborn, s. p. d. — , 1820. 

59.4 iv Hannah, b. ; m. 11 Nov., 1809, Daniel Patterson; d. ,1849. 

59.5 v James, b. ; m,6 Mar., 1807, Jane Seavey. Served during the war of 

1812 s. p. d. 1858. 

59.6 vi Dama, b. — ; d. infancy. -f59.7 vii Elijah, b — , m. Sally Ames; d. 1S55. 

28.3 Nathan 5 , m. , d. 18 Aug., 1804. 

59.8 i Hannah, b. 3 Sept., 176G; m. , Philip Planted, Gorham, Me, 

f 59.9 ii John, b. 27 Dec, 1767; m. , 1789, Lucy Phillips; d. 8 Aug , 1844. 

59.10 iii Caleb (?) 59.11 iv A son (?) 

SS.l Thomas (Sellev 5 ), b. — ; m. — . Lived in Seabrook, and 
had issue. Sup. son of Thomas (20) by 1st wife. 

90 i Abag*il ? b. ; m. , Jacob Fowler. 

Thomas, b. ; m. , Mercy vVebber of Old York. 

Richird, b (?)» "J- — > ITS 1, Susanna Pantou (Sals Rec). 

Hannah, b. ; unmarried. 

John* m. Elizabeth Fowler of Salisbury (Sal. Rec), and 

Levi, b 23 May, 1772; -m. 11 Nov., 1797, Abagail Hoyt. 

Philip, b 1774; m. , Susan Whipple, b. — , 1774. 

Mary, b. ; m. , David Lull. 

John, b. ; m. , Mary Goodwin. 

Aaron, b. ; m. , Louise Murray of Hopkinton, X H. 

Seth Noble, b. 3 Dec, 1783; m. 23 May, 1813, Sarah Oivis; d. 27 May, 1861. 
Lydia, b. ; m. , Benjamin Marshal. 

101 viii Thomas, b. , 17S7; m. Mary Hoyt, b. , 1758. 

102 ix Nancy, b. — — ; m. , Thomas Colby. 

4Li Jacob* rn. (?) 1769, Anna Whiteher. Lived in Weare, and 
died there or in Ilenniker, X. II., 1837 : 

t 103 i Amos, b. 27 Oct., 1770; m , 1st, 12 April, 1796, Elizabeth Blake; 2d, Ruth 
Nud, in Hampton, N. II. 

104 ii Nicholas, b. 18 Feb., 1774; m. 24 June 1799, Abagail Ettoo of Seabrook. 

t 105 iii David, b. 20 Feb., 177*3; rn. , Joanna Smith or Gilraantown. 

f 106 iv Jacob, b 7 Jan., 1778; rn. , Abagail Brown of Hampton. 

107 v Benjamin, b. ; unmarried. Went to Ohio a young man and d. 

t 108 vi Richard, b. March — , 1781; ru , 1811, Betsey Swan, se 24. 

t 109 vii Joshua, b.— , 1786; m. — , 1S0O. Hannah Davie, b.— , 1787; d. 15 F«b. 1863. 






























t 110 viii Enoch, b. ; m. , Hannah "Wallace of Henniker. N". H. 

111 ix John, b. ; unmarried. Left Salisbury and was never heard from. 

112 x 

113 si Judith, b. ; m. , Osgood Evans of E. Weare, and had: 1st, Col. 

Newell Seth, a trader, and Collector; 2nd, Olive C, m. , Mosea 

-. Dearborn of S. Weare; 3d, Harrison, a trader, d.; 4th, Judith, un- 
married; and 5th, Susan, m. , S. L. Fogg of Manchester, N. H. 

114 xii Nancy, b. ; unmarried. 

4G Eenjarnin 5 , b. , 1744 ; m. 9 May, 1771, Elizabeth Ed- 
monds of Salisbury, b. 1731 (Sals. Rec.) ; d. in Weare, N.IL, 

-1811 or 12. 

115 i Polly, b. . 116 ii Betsey, b. . 117 Hi Sally, b. . 

f 118 iv Benjamin, b. ; m , 1st, , — Bean; 2d, . 

f 119 v Jonathan, b. 1776; m. , Lydia Eaton of Weare, b. 1770. 

120 vi Jenny D., b. 1778. 

4l7 Thomas 5 , m. . Served during the Revolutionary war, 

aDd is said to have been in the battle of Bunker Hill. Was aU. S. 

f 121 i Paul, b. ; m. , — Collins of Weare. 

122 ii Thomas, b ; m. , Flanders of Weare. 

123 iii Polly, b. ; m. , — Greenleaf of Henniker. 

124 iv Betsey, b. ; uuinarried. Died in Weare. 

125 v Saul, b. ; m. . Was a minister, and moved to Pennsylvania. 

48 Jonathan 5 , lived in Seabrook awhile ; removed to Weare 
when young. lie served as a private in Capt. Timothy Clements' 
company, Col. Pierce Long's regiment, N. II line, from August, 
1776, to August, 1777, and was regularly discharged under the 
Continental establishment. His widow, Hannah, d. 7 Nov., 1842, 
he having d. 18 Jan., 1834. 

f 126 i Samuel, b. 16 March, 1789; m. , nannah Eaton of Weare. 

Hannah, b. — April, 1737; m. , Abner Hunt of Seabrook. 

Winthrop, b. 17 June, 1789; m., 1st, Jemima Hadlock; 2d, , Canada; 

3d, , Ohio. 

Jonathan, b 4 May, 1792; m., 1st, 26 Dec, 1816, Abagail Fowler of Sea- 
brook; 2d, 19 Aug , 1855, Mary Jackman of Salisbury; No issue by 2d. 

Betsey, b. , 1796; m. , John Graves of Andover. 

Jane, b. , 1798; m. , Winthrop Getchell of Weare. 

William 5 (Selly), born , in Salisbury or Kingston, N. 

H. He enlisted April 11, 1758, and was discharged November 24, 
1758. Served in Trueworthy Ladd's company (8th) of Exeter, in 
Col. John Hart's regiment, raised for the Crown Point expedition. 
A part joined the expedition against Louisburg, the remainder did 
service under Lieut. Col. Goffe, in the western part of N. H. He 

moved to Gorham, Maine, and m., , Anna Clark, b. 1 Sept., 

1733. Removed to Buckfield, and d. in Brooks, ,1818. His 

name is mentioned in a deed in Rock. Co. Rec, vol. 121, p. 274, 
















as a son of the late Benj. Selly of Salisbury, and as residing in 
Gorumtown, Mass., now Gorham, Me. Children : 

f 132 i John, b. : m. 15 Dec, 17S6, Molly Murch. 

f 133 ii William, b. ; m., 1st, 12 May, 1793, Sarah Bonney of Turner, d. 

. 1837; 2d, , Miss — Waterhouse. 

134 iii Mary, b. , 1756; m. , Enoch Leathers of Sangerville. ■ 

135 iv Abagail, b. ; m. , Richard Knight. 

136 v Elizabeth, b ; m. Benj Skillings. Moved to Ohio. 

f 137 ?i Benjamin, b. , 1753; m , 1st, 9 April, 1793, Patty Pearson ©f Buck- 
town; 2d, 22 Sept., 1803, Sally Newt of Buckfield; d 1842. 

138 vii Hannah, b. . m. 26 April, 1793, Caleb Lumber of Buckfleld. 

139 viii Nelly, b. . m. , — Cluff. 

140 ix Fanny, > , . b. ; m. 12 May, 1788, Joseph Lombard. 

f 141 x Ann, $ 3 b. ; m. , Richard Lambert. 

f 142 xi Peter, b. , 1768; m. , 1300, Patty Tegro; d. 1855. 

f 143 xii Simon, b. , 1774; m. , Polly Teaguo; d. 1847. 

5S John 5 , ra. 15 July, 1761, Abagail, daughter of John Clark: 
and Elizabeth Clifford of Kingston, N. H. Lived awhile in An- 
dover, N. IT., and moved to Tunbridge, Yt., and died there the 
beginning of the present century. Issue : 

f 144 i Daniel, b. 1 March, 1762; m. , 1734, Anna Ellsworth, b. 5 August.. 

1758, d. 27 Feb., 1829; d. in Tunbridge, Vt. 

Judeth, b. 6 Dec, 1763. 

Benjimin, b. 14 October, 1765; |m. 29 October, 1738, Sarah Wadleigh of 

Andover, N. H. 

Ebenezer, b. 28 .Nov., 1767; m. , Polly Clement; died in Tunbridge, 

12 December, 1848. 

William, b. 27 October, 1769; m. 10 Sept, 1795, Abagail Ward; d. in 

Jerico, Yt., 6 April, 1847. 

John, b. 2 April, 1772. Killed on a canal in New York. 

f 150 vii Jacob, b. 17 October, 1774; m., 1st, 7 January, 1799, Sally Chase, d , 

1804; 2d, , 1805, Sally Cheney; d. in Tunbridge, 13 October.. 


151 viii Moses, b. 25 Jan., 1777. Killed by a horse in Poultney, Vt , when a 

_~ young man. 

152 ix Mary*, b. 24 March, 1779; m. 21 March, 1809, Joseph Buzzell; d. 7 

March, 1864. 
f 153 x Satchel, b. 14 Feb., 1782; m. 16 Feb., 1809, Wealthy Cummings; d. 28- 
August, 1832. Settled in New York. 

154 xi Hannah, b. 2 August, 1784; m. , Robert Richardson. 

155 xii 'Clark, b. 12 July, 1736; m. . Settled in N. Y , or further west. 

54 Benjamin 5 b. 12 May, 1142; m. 8 Oct., 1763, Apphia Ken- 
nison, who was b. 13 Nov., 1742, and d. 8 Nov., 1822. Lived in 
Brentwood, Poplin and Andover. Kept a tavern at Andover Cen- 
ter, which bore the name of Ben AlTy's tavern; d. 9 Mar., 1804. 

* Children of Joseph and Mary (Cilley) Buzzell: i. John C. b. 7 Jan., 1810; Phebe 
C, b. 8 Oct., 1812; Ljdia S., b. 29 Nov., 1814; Abagail II. M., b. 12 Dec, 1817; Otis 
C., b. 29 March, 1819; Elizabeth H., b. 2 July, 1821. 















t 156 i Elisha, b in Brentwood, 30 Apr., 1764; m. 10 Aug., 17S6, Sally Keniston; 

d. 12 Feb., 1843. 
f 157 ii BeDJainin, b. in Brentwood, 3 Sept., 1766; m. 23 July, 1790, Judith Cilley; 

d. 23 Mar., 1847. 
t 158 iii Philip, b. in Poplin, 13 Sept., 1768; m. 1789, Priscilla Keniston; d. 5 Nov., 
159 iv *Sarah, b. in Puplin, 25 Aug. 1771; m. 10 June, 1783, Jona. Keniston, b. 
12 Feb., 1765, d. 5 June, 1S34, bro. of Sally and Priscilla; d. 16 May. 
f 160 v Job, b. in Poplin, 3 May, 1775; ra. 20 Sept., 1798, Susanna Seavy, b. 25 
May, 1778, d. 23 March, 1876; d. 17 Feb., 1832. 

f 161 vi Stephen, b. in Poplin, 13 Oct , 1777; m. 29 , 1806, Abagail Currier; 

d. IS May, 1844. 
f 162 vii William, b. in Andover, 13 July, 17S0; m 21 Oct , 1801, Hannah Tucker, 

d. 19 Feb., 1852. 
t 163 viii Elijah, b. in Andover, 23 Dec, 1782; m. 3 Oct., 1804, Rhoda Keniston, 
cousin of Jona.; d. 31 May, 1S26. 

164 is Rebecca, b. 16 Sept., 17S5; m. 23 Feb , 1809, John Wright. 

5j5 Moses.* 

165 i Hannah, b. ; m. , Moses French. ' 

57 Deacon, Samuel 5 b. m. Betsey Springer. 

166 i Dolly, b. ; m., 1st, 29 Oct., 1302, Nathaniel Ash; 2d, , Isaao 


167 ii Sarah, b. ; m. 4 Sept., 1823, Eaoch W. George. 

168 iii Joseph. >. . b. . m. , Susan Springer, Sunnapee, N H. 

169 ,iv Nancy, 5 b. . 

•f 170 v Sauiuel, b. 1753, m. 1st. Mary Blaisdell, issue. 2d. Hannah Parker, 

none. 3d. Ann Avery, issue. 

171 vi Charle3, b. ; m. 16 Oct., 1620, Betsey Mowe. 

172 vii Ruth, b. ; m. 1 Jan , 1S05 Stephen Sleeper. / 

•173 viii Elizabeth, b. ; m. , William Cuaant. 

174 ix Bada P , b. ; m. 13 Sept., 1824, John Morrill. 

59 Aaron 4 , b. 1746; m. Elizabeth Dodge, b. in Beverly, 

Mass., 1743; d Dec. 8, 1824. He built the first saw and grist 
mill in the west part of Andover, X. II., at the head of Black- 
water river in 1795, now called Cilleyville. Issue : 

175 i Judith, b. ; m. Benjamin Cilley. 

t 176 ii Benjamin, b. 1773; m. Sarah Wren, d. 1 May, 1846, so. 67; d. 3 Mar. 


♦Jona. Keniston and Sarah Cilley had: i Benjamin, b. 10 Sept., 1739; m. 10 Aug. 
1812.; d. 9 Sep; , 1363. ii and iii (twins) Apphia and Sarah, b 15 April, 1791; d. — 
iv Apphia, b. 9 April, 1793; m. 15 Oct., 1812; d 10 Nov., 1876. v Sarah, b. 19 Feb. 
1795; m —,1826. vi Jonathan, b. 3 April, 1797; m 25 May, 1318; d. 22 July, 1873 
vii William, b. 13 Feb., 1799; d. 11 Mar., 1853. viii Phillip, b. 10 April, 1801. ix 
Susanna, b. 8 April, 1803; d. — , — . x Rebecca, b. 4 March, 1809; m. 6 May, 1837; 
xi Elhha C, b. 21 Oct., 1807; m. 25 Dec , 1832. xii Polly M , b. 21 Dec, 1809; d. 
16 Oct., 1829. xiii Lydia D , b. 18 June, 1812; m. 31 Jan., 1854. 



f 177 lii Edmund H., b. 1774; m. 11 May, 1S02, Mehitable Wren, d. 18 Aug. 1834. 

178 iv Deborah, b. m. 11 Oct., 1792, Moses Tucker. 

179 v Betsey, b. m. Jonathan Tucker. 

180 vi Joanna, > . b 17ST; tn. 24, Aug., 1797, Henry Seivy. 

181 vii Jennie, $ ■' b. 1780; m. , Green. 

■f 1S2 viii Aaron, b. 5 June, 1782; m. 1st. 8 Nov., 1S03, Merriam Sleeper; 2d. 30 
Jan., 1S06, Lydia Currier; d. 24 July, 18(33. 

f 183 ix Jabish, b. 1786; m. 1st. Dolly Gove of Wilinot, 2d. 30 July, 1817, Mehit- 
able Currier, d. 1855. 

«S9.7 Elijah, 6 (Silley.) Enlisted in the U. 8. Navy during the 
war of 1812, and served on board the U. S. Ship of the Line, 
Washington. After the war, he settled in Daysville, Conn., m. 

Sally, dau. of Eliphalet and Alathea Ames-b. 29 Nov., 1799, 

d. Sept., 1S74. He died in R. I., Feb. 1S55. 

184 i Darius, b. 1828, d. 1833. 

185 ii Elizabeth, b. 1830, m. Ephriam Rice, d. 1858. 

186 iii Sarah, b. 1832, tn. Henry Jinks, d. 1860. 

t 187 iv George, b. 11 Apr., 1835, m. 1st. 22d Aug. I860, Mary A. Graffam, d. 10 

Dec , 1871. 2d. 27 July, 1873, Sarah E. Holmes. 
f 188 v Willis, b. 4 July, 1*37, m. 17 Apr., 1859, Elphronia Batcbelder. 

189 vi Mary Ann, b 17 June, 1S22, in. 1st. 4 July, James J. Smith, had Edgar 

M., b. 9 Nov. 1S50, Feanton, b. 7 May, 1852 Wm. E. , 2 Nov, 1854 
2d. 1 May, 1865-Nathaniel Jinks. 

190 vii Lucy, b. , m. , George Rupert 

191 viii . 192 ix . 193 x , died young. 

50.9 John 6 , (Sellea) was a sea captain, m. 1789, (?.) Lucy 
Phillips, who was b. 18 Apr., 1769, and d. 21 Oct., 1842. Died in 
Saco, 8 Aug., 1844. 

194 i John, Jr., b. 9 Feb., 1790. Lost at sea, fell overboard. 

195 ii Sarah E., b. 18 Apr.. 1792, m. 27 Apr., 1817, Jno. Bryant Booth of Saco. 

X 196 iii Nathan, b. 25 Feb., 1794, m. 1817, Abigail Wormell of Thomaston, Me., d.. 
Dec, 1822. 
197 iv Hannah, b. 21 May, 1795, ru. 1821, Capt. Seth Spring of Hiram, d. 24 Mar.,. 
1844, living. 

f 198 v Caleb, b. 27 Mar., 1799, m. Elizabeth D. Berry, d. 18 May, 1825. 

t 199 vi Barnard, b. 10 Sept , 1800; m. 14 Sept., 1802, Statira Burnham, d. 4 Dae,. 

f 200 vii Joseph, b. 31 Dec, 1801, m. 1st. 1 June 1826, Martha A. Gordon, d 22 

Jan., 1833. 2d. 5 Jan., 1S35, Mary J. Johnson, 3d living- 

201 viii Betsey, b. 31 Oct., 1803, m. 11 Nov. 1819, William S. Lowell, d. 

f 202 ix Oliver, b. 26 Sept., 1805, m. , Hannah Hodgden, d 16 June, 1832. 

f 203 x Osman, b 5 Jan., 1809, m. Esther Hodgden, d. 1 July, 1837. d. 

204 xi Richard S., b. 18 Aug , 1810, m. , Elizabeth Hodgden, -had one dau., 

Hannah, who d. young. He served in the U. S. Navy, 1843 to 1845. 

62 Jonathan 6 , was born in Nottinghan, N. II. When his 
father, Col. Cilley, marched from home, he took this son, then 


probably less than 15 years of age, with him. When the sudden 
march from Tieonderoga, took place, Jonathan was taken prisoner. 
As he was a mere boy, his captor learning who he was, took 
him to Gen. Burgoyne, who ordered that he should be treated 
kindly, and provided with a pass to join his father. He further 
ordered that he might select from the captured baggage of the 
American's (which was immense), any article of clothing he might 
desire. He therefore took the best looking coat he could find. 
It proved to have belonged to Major Hull, (afterwards the cele- 
brated Gen. Hull). He was also provided with an old horse and 
pair of saddle-bags, filled with Burgoyne's proclamations, to con- 
vey to his father. On reaching the regiment, he found it on parade 
with his father in front. The Colonel seized one of the proclama- 
tions, and having read it, ordered them all to be torn to pieces, 
and said: "Thus may the British army be scattered \" I am 
unable to find the date of his enlistment, or his promotion to the 
rank of ensign, but in The Roll of the 1st. N. H. Line, dated Dec. 
31, 1782, his name appears as lieutenant, with rank from May 11, 
1732. He m. 5 June, 1786, Dorcas, dau. of Rev. Benj. and Dorcas 
(Abbott) Butler. He filled many town offices, was Justice of the 
Peace for Rock Co., Inspector and Brigade Major of the 3d. Brig- 
ade, Asst. Treasurer ofjlie Order of Cincinnati, from 1794 to 1799, 
and Vice-President frorn 1709 to 1802. 

In 1804, he moved with his family to near Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Mrs. NefT, one of his grandchildren, writes the following interest- 
ing incidents of. his Western life: 

" 'Twas told me when grand-father first arrived in the City of 
Cincinnati, he signed himself Jonathan Cilley, Gentleman, but 
was soon laughed out of it. Father told me Grand-mother's car- 
riage was the first one ever drawn up the Cincinnati landing, that 
they all went down the Ohio from Wheeling on a flat boat, the 
only mode of conveyance at that time. He also told me, moving 
to the West killed his father, and would also his mother had she 
not been so hardy. I am reminded of an anecdote, how some 
of their rough neighbors called one evening as the family were 
seated around their fire, and demanded a table, light, and that room 
to play cards. Grand-father, as soon as he discovered their 
errand, pushed one of them to the wall by the throat and they were 
all glad to beat a retreat. This occured at Colerain, soon after he 
went there, probably to test his mettle. Why grand-father did 
not remain in the city I never knew. He purchased property in 


a valuable portion of the city, and had he retained it all, it would 
have been a large inheritance. Colerain was a fertile, healthy 
portion of the Miami valley and from the hills near the homestead, 
views for miles, agreeable and picturesque, were enjoyed. I sup- 
pose his large family, and perhaps a preference for the country 
took him there. It is said he desired to possess many acres of 
land. He died alone; was found in a field dead, and from appear- 
ance, it was supposed he had a fit of coughing, so violent, as to 
cause rupture and death. Of his military life, I have only heard 
he was sent out to take charge of the Newport barracks, opposite 
Cincinnati, but retained command only a short time; was sent out 
by President Jefferson. 

As to appearances, I just remember at Colerian, a head, cut in 
paper and placed on black silk, framed, hanging on the wall, 
said to be a likeness of grand-father. The only thing that struck 
me as a child, was the queue. For years there has been at Mother's 
a crimson silk military scarf, with a sword, pistols and spurs, 
probably the same as mentioned in Gen Jos. Cilley's will, where 
he says, "My best sword and rigging; my pistols and holsters, 
and my. military sash I give to my son Jonathan." Grand-mother's 
children were devoted to her and much harmony prevailed one 
with the other, they were clanish, ever reverting to their home 
and kinsfolks in Xew Hampshire.' " 

205 i Joseph, b. 23 Dec, 1736, unmarried. Served during the war of 1312, with 

great bravery, and W33 wounded. "He stepped upon a lug and was 
urging his uien forward by waving his sword. His prominent position 
attracted the attention of an Indian, who deliberately took aim at him 
and fired, the ball took elieet in the arm that held the sword, but a3 
his arm dropped, he caught the sword with his left hand and con- 
tinued to rally and cheer his men." d. 28 Nov., 1S28. 

206 ii Sarah, b. 7 Jan , 1789, m. 1st. , Rev. Hugh Andrews, and had issue: 

Harriet, Jon tthau, Eliza, Amandi, Dorcas and Joseph Hugh m. 2d. 

Maj. Arthur Henry, d. 5 Oct. 1862. 

f 207 iii Benjamin, b 7 Jan., 1789, m. Martha McCormick, d. 11 Feb , 1351. 

f 203 iv Junathan, b. 5 Jan., 1791, m. 24 Oct., 1830, Sarah Lee, d. 29 Dec, 1874. 

209 v Dorcas, b. 22 Sept.. 1793, m. 1st. Uzzal Gould. 2d. — June, 183-4, Sam'l 

Milliken,'e. p d. 7 June., 1S37. 

210 vi Henry, b. 1G Apr., 1796, unmarried, d. 23 Mar., 1845. 

t 211 vii Bradbury, b. lb May, 1798, m. 15 Feb. 1834, Harriet Hedges, d. 19 July, 1374. 

212 viii Mary, b. 25 May, 1890, m. 12 Nov., 1829, Sam'l Davis, and had issue : 

Bradbury Cilley, b. 19 Jan., 1831, d. 10 Oct., 1854. -Hester P. b 9 
Oct , 1832, m. 6 Oct., 1857. J. P.Waterhouse, M.D., d. 30 Aug 1861. 

213 ix Martha Poor, b. 4 July, 1803, m. Feb., 1335, Phillip Brown, s. p. d. 23 Oct. 


214 x Jacob, ) T j 

215 xi Gates, $ iwms b. Jan., 1807. Both died young. 



64 Greenleaf, 5 b. in Nottingham, m. Jennie, dau. of Joseph and 
Susanna (Bowdoin) Nealley of Lee, X. H. She was b. 22 Sept., 
1772, d. 26 Mar., 1866. 

He resided in Nottingham, was a farmer, Major in the State 
Miltia, and held at various times different town offices, d. 25 Feb., 

His wife, writes one of her grand-children, had a very pleasant 
blue eye, and was a very intelligent woman. Married when 15 years 
of age, raised a large family and retained her sight, hearing and 
mental powers till the full age of 94 years. 

To the very last she maintained her interest in all her children 
and grand-children and knew intimately the affairs of each, so that 
visits to her after years of absence wuuld find her full}' informed 
and prepared to converse with them on any part of their lives 
during the absence. She seemed short and was considerably 
bowed down with the weight of years, but her voice, eye, and 
hearing showed little diminution of power till the very day of 
her death. After she was 90, she made a bed-quilt for each one 
of her grand-daughters. She was never but once sick, and occu- 
pied her accustomed place at the fireside and table, till the day 
before her death, when she quietly remarked, as they prepared a 
bed for her down stairs, that she desired no change to be made, 
as she should need a bed but a day or two. 

21G i Susanna, b. 8 Oct., 1788, m, 14 Feb., 1816, David Bartlett, b. 27 Apr., 1787, d. 
27 July, 1868, and had, i. Jane, b. 10 Sept., 1816, d. 21 Deo., 1818 ii, 
Greenleaf Cilley, b. 7 May., 1822, tn. 4 May, 1854, Charlotte J Kelley. 
had Frederick D. b. 16 Mar., 1855, d. 21 March, 1877, Greenleaf K. 
b. 17 Jure 1856, Charles, b. 9 Apr., 1859, William, b. 21 Feb , 1862, 
Jennie S., b. 25 March, 1864. iii Jonathan, b. 1 1 March, 1821, d 29 
July., 1828. iv David Frederick, b. 15 May, 1827, m. 27 Oct , 1837, 
Lawra A Towle, issue : Euitua, J., b. 13 May, 1861 ; Susie H. b. 20, 
May, 1865.; Lizzie A , b., 13 July, 1868 ; May B , b. 25 Oct., 1875. 
Susanna, d. 10 Dec, 1858. 
f 217 ii Joseph, b. 4 Jan , 1791, ni 15 Dec, 1824, Elizabeth Wiliiains, living. 

218 iii Greenleaf, b. 10 Jan., 1793, d. 11 Doc, 1811. 

219 iv Frederick Augustus, b 23 Oct., 1796, . d 6 Oct., 1815. 

220 v Sarah Longfellow, b. 14 Aug , 1799, m. 4 Dec, 1827-, Abratn Plutner, and 
had i. Sarah Jane, b. 11 Oct , 1828, d 3 Aug., 1859. ii Greenleaf 
Bradbury, b. 22 May, 1830, d. in California, 22 May, 1858. iii. 
Bradbury Greenleaf, b. 22 May, 1830, living in Warsaw, Wi3. iv. 
Elizabeth Ann, b. 1 Feb., 1832, m 7 Dec 1865, Caleb F. Edgerly of 
Epping, and have Sarah Jane, b. 5 Nov., 1866, and Joseph Abraham, 
b. 15 May, 1873 v. Daniel Longfellow, b. 3 July, 1837, m. 13 Sept., 
1869, Mary Jane Draper, living in Warsaw, Wisconsin, vi. Joseph 
Abraham, b. 8 June, 1840. vii. James Shrigley, Ord. Serg't 11, 
N.H. Inf., killed at Fredericksburg, 13 Dec la02. Living. 


t 221 vi Jonathan, b. 2 July, 1S02, m. 4 Apr., 1320, Deborah Prince, d. 24 Feb., 1838. 
222 vii Elizabeth Ann, b. 11 July, 1S04, m. 7 Nov. 1*26, Benj. Burley of Epping, 
N. H , and had, i. Joseph Cilley, b. 13 Jan., 1830, in. 17 Dec. 1855, 
Sarah E. , dau. of Sam'l and Sally (Bartlett) Haley of Epping, N H., 
and have Nannie, b., 5 Oct., 1S57, Harry Benj , b. 26 Slay, 1S67, 
Alice, b. 23 Sept., 1870, Jennie Cilley, b. 10 Sept 1872, Benj. 
Thomas b. 26 Xov , 1874. ii. Nannie J., b. 21 Nov., 1832, d. 5 Oct., 
1855. Mrs. Burley d. 5 Oct., 1876. 

65 Daniel 6 , m. 7 Xov., 1790, Harriet, dau. of Samuel and 
Mary (Dole) Plumer, and sister of the late Gov. Wm. Plumer of 
N. II. She'd. 19th Feb., 1850. 

* 223 i Polly Dole, b. 11 May, 1791; m. , Robert Knox; d. 27 May, 1844. 

224 ii Bradbury, b 8 May, 1793; m., 1st, Sally Wiggin; 2d, Mary Smith. No 
issue. Died 22 March, 1872. 
f 225 iii Samuel P., b. 12 October, 1795; m. 2 Dec, 1827, Hannah W. Critchett of 
Epsom; d. 21 June, 1875. 

226 iv Joseph, b. 20 June, 1797; ; d. 5 May, 1806. 

227 v Daniel, b. 19 April, 1S04; ; d. 10 Jan., 1806. 

f 223 vi Daniel Plumer, b. 31 May, 1S06; m. 13 Jan., 1836, Adelaide Ayres Haines. 

229 vii Hannah Plumer, b. 31 May, 1S06; ; d. 28 June, 1826. 

t 230 viii William P., b. 24 Nov , 1803; in., 1st, 11 Feb , 1834, Emeline Whitney; 2d 

20 Nov., 1862, Mrs. Nancy J. Dudley. 
f 231 ix Jonathan L., b. 24 Nov , 1S08; m. , Harriet Whitney. 

67 Jacob 6 m. Harriet, daughter of Gen. Enoch Poor. She was 
b. 31 Jan., 17S0, and d. 7 June, 1838. He served as Major in the 
militia, Civil Magistrate, and held many town offices at different 
periods, and was member of the State Legislature in 1802-3-6-7-8- 
10-12-13. Died 29 Jan., 1831. 

232 i Enoch Poor, b 17 Oct., 1801; unmarried; d. 25 Dec , 1820. 
t 233 ii Joseph Longfellow, b. 27 Oct., 1303; m. 22 Nov., 1837, Lavinia B. Kelley; 

d. 18 August, 1868. 
t 234 iii John Osgood, b. 12 Feb., 1^09; m. 23 Oct., 1832, Henrietta Butler 

235 iv Harriet Poor, b. 22 Sept., 1811; m. 6 fcept., 1841, Rev. T. G Brainherd, 
and had : i Harriet Poor, b. 9 Sept., 1842; ii Julia Dana, b. 24 Nov., 
1843; iii Henry Hungerford, b 31 Jan., 1845, d 5 Feb., 1848; iv 
Martha Cilley, b. 12 Nov., 1846; v Hannah Hungerford, b. 22 Sept., 
1848. Died 22 Sept., 1848 

t 236 v Jacob Green, b. 6 April, 1S17; m. 1st, , 1345, Emma Stark; 2d, 29 

Jan., 1861; Martha Cilley Bouton; d. 7 Sept., 1870. 
237 vi Martha Osgood, b. 11 Jan., 1319; m. 16 Feb., 1S46, F. B. Berry. 
f 238 vii Bradbury Poor, b. 2 Jan., 1821; m. 30 June, 1856, Angelina Baldwin. 

♦Polly Dole Cilley m. , Robert Knox, and d. 1844. I.-sue: i Mary Dole Cil- 
ley, b 15 S<;pt., 1315, m. 13 July, 1837, Hon. Asa Fowler of Concord, N. H , son of 
Benj. and Mebitable (L;<dd) Fowler, b. 23 Feb., 1811. Issue: Frank Asa, b. 24 May, 
1842; Geo. Robert, b. 25 April, 1844, m Isabel, dau. of Hon. Josiah and Abbie Hajnos 
Minot of Concord, N. II.; Clara Maria, b. 3 June, 1847; Wm. Plumer, b. 3 Oct., 1850; 
and Edward Cilley, b. 11 Jan., 1853, m. , Sarah Watson, resides in Boston. 


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69 Horatio Gates 6 ; b. in Nottingham, m. 17 Nov., 1S02, Sally 
Jenness of Deerfield, who was b. 4 Aug., 1782, and d. 11 Nov., 
1865. lie lived in Deerfield, and was a man of great energy of 
character, a safe counsellor, good advocate, generous and humane. 
Died 26 Nov., 1837. Issue : 

239 i A daughter, b. 30 Jan, 1804. lived but a few hours. 
f 240 ii Horatio Gates, b. 25 Nov. 1805, ni.May, 1S40, Deborah Jenness", d. 13 Mar., 

241 iii Sally Jenness, b. 2 Nov., 1807, m. , d. 15 Apr., 1826. 

242 iv Elizabeth Ann, b. 30 Aug., 1810, m Feb 1340, Rev. N. Bouton, D. D., of 

Concord, N. H. State Historian for the last 10 years. Their chil- 
dren ; 1st. Sarah Cilley, m. Gen. J. N. Patterson, grad. of Dartmouth 
and who served 4 year3 and 9 mos in 2nd. N. H. Inf., during the war 
of the rebellion; they have three children. 2d. Martha Cilley, m. J. 
G. Cilley. 3d. Jennie Louise. 

243 v Martha Osgood, b. 24 May, IS 14, resides at South Deerfield. 

244 vi Mary Jane, b. 5 June, 1816, m 5 Oct. 1 S 4 2 , Ephraim Eaton, lawyer, and 
graduate of Dartmouth College. Had Mary Jane and Henry. 

245 vii Joseph Bradbury, b. 30 Jan., 1819, , d. 16 Feb., 1823. 

246 viii Harriet Newell, b. 27 Oct., 1822. , d. 9 Jan , 1838. 

f 247 ix Joseph Bradbury, b 26 Dec, 1824, m 11 Nov. 1847, Elizabeth Jenness, d. 

23 Nov., 1872. 

70 Eliphalet 8 , a farmer. Resided in Nottingham and Epping. 

248 i Alice, b. 5 Oct., 1788, in. , Neal of Newmarket. 

249 ii Samuel, b. 2 Aug., 1790, unmarried, was serg't in 21st. Reg't, and died in 
the war of 1812, at Platsburg, N. Y. His heirs received his land 

t 250 iii Joseph, b. 27 Sept. 1793, pub. 23 Feb , 1822, Nancy Maloon, d. Apr., 1S67. 

251 iv Abagail, b. 2 June, 1796, m. , Bern of Candia. 

252 v Jonathan, b. 4 Nov 1799, unmarried, d. in Charlestown, Mass. 

253 vi George, b , d. in New York. 

72 John 6 , b. in Nottingham, moved to Northfield, m. 21 Dec, 
1786, Hannah Elliott, who was b. Mar., 4, 1768, and d. 10 Oct., 
1852, dau. of John Elliott of Epping, N. II. He d. 7 Nov., 1852. 

254 i Polly E b. 4 Mar , 1786, m. , Jacob Webber, b. , 1780, d 25 Aug., 


255 ii Joseph, b. 29 Dec, 1789 m , d. 28 March, 1800. 

256 iii Martha B., b. 29 Apr.. 1791, m. , Jesse Rogers, b. 28 Mar., 1787, d. 4 

Aug., 1852, d. 10 June, 1S67. 

f 257 iv John Jr., b. 25 Mar., 1793, m. 1st. , Betsey Hill, 2nd. , Lucy Blod- 

gett, living. 
t 253 v Abraham B., b. 12 March, 1795, in. 25 May, 1814, Rebecca Dow, b. 19 Jan., 

1796, d 22 Mar., 1873, d. 5 Apr 1875. 
f 259 vi Sewall, b 30 Mar. 1797, m. , 1820, Rebecca Miers, she was b. 31 Oct , 

1799, he died 6 Apr. 1874. 


260 vii Lydia, b. 8 July, 1T9S, m. , d. 8 Jan'y, 1300. 

f 261 viii Jonathan E., b. 24 July, 1S00, m. 1st. Elizabeth C. Taylor, b. 8 Mar. 1808, 
d. 4. March, 1848. 2d. Lucinda Burbank, b. 16 June, 1812. Living. 

262 ix Naomi E., b. 24 Apr. 1302, m. , 1S34, Geo. W. Currier, who was. b. 

July 13, 1814. 
f 263 x Daniel E., b. 3 May, 1304, m. 1st. 20 Dec. 1827, Betsy P. Ciiley. 2nd. 5 

Nov. 1S63, Martha Bnrnham, b. 19 Aug., 1832. 
f 264 xi James C, b. 23 March, 1S06, m. 10 May, 1827, Irena S. Rand, lives in 
Belmont, N. H. 

265 xii Sophronia, b. 27 July, 1808, , d. 1 Aug. 1808. 

f 266 xiii Hiram, b. 27 July, 1810, m 23 Jan. 1330, Nancy G. Kimball, b 10 Dec, 
267 xiv William P., b. 30 March, 1813, killed by a falling tree, Nov. 8, 1825, 

74t Bradbury, 6 b. in Nottingham, m. 1801, Susan Straw, 
moved to Newfield, Me., was a Major in militia, d. 5 Sept. 1832. 

263 i Kitty, b. 1832, rn. , Wm. Dunneh of Newfield, and had Zachariah, Ag- 

nes, Armiod, Abial, John, Aaron, Catherine, Cileb. Susm Morrell. 

Betsy, b. 1304, m. , Silas Durgin of Limerick, Me., and had Frederick, 

Bradbury C, Silas, Caleb, Alonzo, Munroe, Henry, Frank. 

Mary, b. 1306, m. , Dan'l Heath of Shapleigh, and had Rufus Wil- 
liam, Mary Jane, Eliza Ann, Matilda E., Charles E. 

Susan, b, 1803, d. s p. 

Louisa, b. 1812, m. , Sam'l Cole of Saco, s. p. d. 3 Aug., 1842. 

Harriet Newell, b. 23 Oct., 181G, m. IS Aug. 1S35, Obadiah T. Guptill, of 
Saco. Me., and had, i. Ferdinand W , b. 7 Mar., 1S37, now a lawyer 
and Deputy Collector of Customs of Saco, Me ii. Clara Augusta, b. 
11 Feb. 1839, lives in Biddeford. iii Ira Clark, lives in Kennebunk. 

75 Benjamin, 6 b. in Nottingham, m. Eunice Meader. 

274 i Abigail, b. 10 July, 1795, m. Chandler. 

275 ii Nancy Williams, b. 1G, Deo., 1797. 

276 iii Joseph Freeman, b. 16 Dec, 1S01, lives in Epson, N. H. No issue. 

277 iv Maria, b. 19 March, 1805. 

278 v Elvina, b. 13 Apr., 1311. 

76 Moses 6 , after called Morgan, was b. and resided in Not- 
tingham, a farmer, m. 1st. 29 Sept. 1793, Susanna Barker. 2d. 

20 Oct 1831, Olive Blaisdell. 

279 i Cutting 2d.,b. 23 Jan., 1794. 

280 ii Moses, b. 3 June. 1797. 281 iii Jacob, b. 1 Dec. 1801. 282 iv Jotham 

Binge Koger, b 13 Apr. 1&U6. 263, v Chandler, b. 2f Mar., 1808. 
281 vi William Guy, b. 7 May, 1310. 285 vii Gardner, b. 1 May, 
1812. They all died young, 

77 David 6 , b. 2G Dec, 1776, in Nottingham, m. 16 Jan., 1793 
Polly Straw of Epping. 

286 i Martha, b. , m. , Greenleaf Emerson. 

237 ii Joseph, b. , m. , Burnham, and had children, but all died young. 












78 Aaron 6 , b. 10 Dec, 1731, in. 1st. Mary York, 2d. Polly 
York, 3d. April 1838, Mrs. Mary Randall of Northwood. 

288 i Samuel, b. 10 Nov., 1803. 

289 ii John, b. 9 Sept. 1801, m. Betsey Brown, d. 12 Dec, 1875. 

290 iii Abigail, b. 10 Apr., 1810, m. Deo. 1831 , Rufus Roberts. 

f 291 iv Joseph Shephard, b. 11 Oct., 1818, m. 1815, Mahala A. Evans, lives in North- 

I * 79 Henry 6 , b. , m. 23 Nov., 1809, Sally Sanborn. 

292 i Betsy P. b. 25 March, 1310, m. 20 Dec, 1827, Dan'l E. Cilley, d. 13 Feb., 


293 ii Samuel, b. 19 Aug,, 1S13, unmarried, d. in S. Newmarket. 
n. 294 iii Jonathan S., b. 2 Feb., 1318, m. , Ann Blaisdell, no issue. 

88 Jonathan 6 , (Celley) b. 25 Dec, 1786, m. Jan. 1808, Betsy 
Hilton of Andover, d. in Franklin, X. H., 15 Oct., 18T2. 

295 i Alary, b. 24 May, 1810, m. 10 Sept., 1832, Alvah Buzzell of Parsonville, 
Me., d. 17 May, 1865. JVCU \\vO-\ » V O 

296 ii Abagail, b. 16 May, 1812. , d. 15 June, 1836. 

f 297 iii Henry Dearborn, b. 20 June, 1814, m. 12 Apr., 1840, Susan F. Fuller, of 

Andover, N. H. 
298 iv Sally H., b. 17 Dec , IS 16, m. 13 Mar., 1843, Wm. Proctor, of Franklin, 
N. H., and had George, Warren and Mary Jane. 

88 Henry Dearborn 6 , b. 10 Nov., U95, m. May, 1823, Susan 
Sanborn, d. 30 Jan., 1841. 

t 299 i Jonathan, b. 10 Jan., 1825, m, 1 Jan. 1852, Elizabeth Wall. 

300 ii Mary, b. , d. in Andover. 

301 iii William H., b. 15 Mar., 1825, unmarried. 


S>1 Thomas 6 , (Selley) b. , m. , Mercy Webber of Old 

York, lived in Seabrouk, served in the war of 1812. 

302 i Dolly, b. , m. 27 Feb., 1815, David Barley. 

f 303 ii James, b. 24 Mar., 17JS, m 1st. 29 X >v. 1813, Elizibeth Rowe, b. 1735, d. 

1848. 2d. , Lavioia Mc Donnell, living, Kensington. 

304 iii Lydia, b. , unmarried. 

305 iv Edwin, b. , m. , Mirriim Dow, had twins, both d.youag, 

f 306 v M;irk, b. , m. , Mary Dow. 

307 vi Maria, b. , m 1st. Nehemiih Brown, 2nd. John Kilburn. 

f 308 vii William, b. — m. 1st. Betsey Brown, 2nd. Wright. 

309 viii Washington, b. , unmarried. 

310 ix Betsy, b. 22 Doc. 1812, m. 1827, Jame3 Johnson, living in Seabrook. 

311 x Susan, b. " " " m. 1st. 9 Jan. 1337, Nathan Kilburn. 2d. Benj. 

04 Levi 6 , had : 

t 312 i Amos Wood, b. 8 June, 1793, m. , MehitabJe Melvin, d. Juiy, 1869. 

t 313 ii John, b. 20 Sept., 1801, m. Judith Cilley, d. 20 Sept. 1854. 

\ 314 iii Ambrose Chase, b. 11 June, 1803, m. , Ruth M. Eaton, d. 11 June, 1833. 


315 iv Abagail H., b 10 March, 1805, m. David T. Straw, living in E. Weare. 

316 v Elizabeth, b. 12 Nov 1811, unmarried, d. 14 Nov. 1833. 

317 vi Benjamin H., b. 24 Oct.,' 1813, unmarried, , d. 27 Nov. 1S40. 

f 31S vii Joseph Worthen, b. 23 June, 1317, m. 4 Feb., 1840, Lydia Bartlett, living 
in Weare. 

m 95 Phillip 6 , b. 1774, m. Susan Whipple, b. 1774. Was a phy- 

319 i Eibridge. 320 ii . 321 iii — . 322 iv . 323 v . 

97 John 8 , b. , ra. , Mary Goodwin. 

324 i . 325 ii . 

08 Aaron 6 , b. , m. , Louisa Murray. Kept a hotel in 

Goffstown, N. H. and Bucksport, Me.; afterwards, went into trade 
at Bucksport. 

326 i Maria Sibley, b. 12 July, 1801 in Hopkinton, N. H. 

327 ii Sophronia, b. 13 Dec , 1802 in Weare, N. H. 

328 iii Elizabeth Fowler, b. 11 Aug., 1806 in Weare, N.H., living in Bucksport Me. 

329 iv Leander, b 17 Apr,, 1808, in Weare, N. H. 

330 v George Washington, b. 28 Jan., 1813, in Bucksport, Me. 

331 vi 332 vii 

09 Seth Noble 6 , m. Sarah dan. of Cavis, was a farmer, 

represented his town for three years in the State Legislature, held 

various town officies. 

t 333 i John C, b 10 March, 1814; m. 1st, 18 Sept., 1850, Patience Martin; 2d, 
30 June, 1859, Lydia Whitaker. 

334 ii Elizabeth L., b. 9 June, 1315; m. 10 Oct., 1839, Hon. John L. Hadley of 

S. Weare, Secretary of State for many years. Issue: George L. t 
Mary Louise, Charles John, Sarah Mehitable and Henry Philip. 

335 iii Mary A., b. 31 Jan., 1817; m. 15 March, 1347, Nathan McCoy of S. Weare. 

Had issue: James Noble, b. 11 Dec , 1848; m. 1st, 1 Dec , 1868, Alice 
Cornelia Andrews of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; 2d, 1 Dec, 1873, Alice 
Frothingham Edmunds of Hopkinton, Vt , and they have: Alice Cor- 
nelia, b. 24 April, 1875. 

336 iv Philip Noble, b. 9 March, 1821; m. 1st, 23 April, 1851, Caroline Sarah 

Safford: 2d, 14 April, 1859, Sarah Earb Whitman. 

101 Thomas, b. , 1787, m. Mary Iloyt, b. 1758. 

337 i ; 333 ii ; 339 iii ; 340 iv ; 341 v . 

103 Amos 6 , , m. 1st. Elizabeth Blake, 2d, Ruth Nud of 

Hampton, N. II. 

By First Wife: 
312 i Oliver, b. ; d. in Havana, W. I., of yellow fever. 

343 ii Betsey, b ; dead. 

344 iii Amo3, b. ;died in Boston. 

By Second Wife: 
t 345 iv Justin, b. ; m. 1 April, 1831, Mary Ann ; d. 16 Sept., 1862. 


t 346 v William, b. 7 Oct., 1S17; m. 1st, — May, 1816, Lauretta E. Piper; 2d, 9 
Nov., 1858, Elizabeth A. Gerry. 

347 vi John, died young. 

348 vii Mary, " «« 

349 viii Oliver, " " 

104 Nicholas 8 , , m. 24 June, 1799, Abagail Eaton of Sea- 

350 i . 351 ii 352 iii . 353 iv 354 v . 

105 David', , m. Joanna Smith of Gilmantown. He 

resided there. 

355 i "William, b. 

356 ii Nancy b. , m. , Eliphalet F. Gilman of Gilmantown, and had Betsy 

Ann and Charlotte, both dead. 

357 iii Alfred, b. , d. young. 

358 iv Hannah, b. , 359 v Stratton, b. . 360 vi David, b. . unmar- 

ried and d. 
361 vii Mary Ann, b. , m. , Bradley of Vt. 

108 Jacob 8 , m. Abagail Brown of Hampton Falls, N. H., d. 
May 1851, was a sailor and resided a while in Pittsfield, N". H., in 
1825, moved to Atkinson, Me., d, 24 Mar., 1864. 

f 362 i Jonathan F., b. 24 Feb., 1801, m. 23 Jan., 1823, Mehitable Hilliard. 

f 363 ii Isaac B., b. 4 Oct., 1804, m. , Betsy Blake. 

f 364 iii Daniel C.,b. 8 Sept., 1S06, m. 28 Oct., 1823, Abagail Blake, d. 24 Aug., 

365 iv Benj. S., b. 1809, m. 1st. , Sasan Moulton of Sebeo. 2d. Anna 

Glidden, s. p. 

366 v Jacob, b. 29 Dec, 1811, m. 25 Sept., 1837, Frances Adams, of N. H., 8. p. 

d. 21 Jan., 1850. 

367 vi Jemima A , b. 4. Oct., 1815, m. 25 Nov., 1840, Jos. M. Batchelder of Dover 

Me., a member of Co. G., 1st. Me Heavy Art'y, lost an arm aod 
otherwise injured, before Petersburg, June 18, 1864. 

368 vii Eliza J., b. 18 Juno, 1817, m. 25 May, 1840, Alson L. Cary of Bradford, 



108 Joshna 8 , b. in Seabrook, N. H., m. Hannah Davie of 
New London, N. II., b. 1784, he d. 15 Feb. 1863. 

369 i Josiab, b. 1810, , d. in infancy. 

f 370 ii Richard, b. 4 Jan., 1312, m. , 1842, Desire Tubb3 of Deering, N. H. 

371 iii Mahala, b. Jan., 1814, , m. Arthur L. Clifford. 

372 iv Lorenzo, b. July, 1816, m. , Ruth Flanders. 

373 v Adeline, b Jan., 1818, , d. 1832. 

374 vi Florilla, b. Jan., 1820, m. , John Ryder. 

375 vii Hannah, b. , 1822, m. , Geo. Emerson, d. , 1876. 

376 viii Nancy, b. , 1824, m. , Wm. A. Hill. 


377 ix Charlotte, b. , 1326, m. , Amos S. George. 

378 x Josiah D., b. March, 1331. m. . Lucy Kimball. 

109 Richard 6 , b. March, 1784, , m. 1811, Betsy Swan, 

£e. 24. Moved to Gilmantown, N. H., back to Weare, clothier 
for two years, thence to Concord, as a farmer, and in Sept., 1826, 
moved to Underhill, Yt., where he died, 28 Nov., 1855. His wife 
d. at Brandon, Vt , 16 Dec, 18T0. 

379 i Eliza, b. 17 Aug., 1311, m. Jan., 1329, Howe, d. 4 July, 1810. 

380 ii Emily, b. 12 Mar , 1813, m. , d. 14 May, 1844. 

f 381 iii Joseph S , b. 21 March, 1815, m. 23 May, 1840, Albina Crane. 
t 382 iv Walter H., b. 28 Nov., 1821, m. 26 Apr., 1846 

110 Enoch 6 , b. , ra. , Hannah Wallace of Henniker, 

lived in Weare, and E. Peering ; was a school-master. 

383 i Wallace, b. , unmarried, lives in E. Deering, N. H. 

384 ii Mary Ann, b. , m. , Capt. Quint, of Keene, N. H., d. . 

118 Benjamin, 6 b. , m. 1st., Bean. 2d. 

385 i Moses, 336 ii Madison, 387 iii Benjamin, 333 iv Ezra, 389 v Munroe: b. 

119 Jouathan 6 , b. , m. , Lydia Eaton of Weare, lived 

the latter part of his life in Manchester, N. H. 

390 i Judith, b. 1802, ra. , John Cilley. (313) 

391 ii Ruth, b. 1801, m. , Moses Johnson of Weare. 

392 iii Avila, b. , m. , Berry of Pittsfield. 

393 iv Albert, b. 1S06. 394 v Benjamin, b. 1808. 395 vi Tristam, b. 1812. 396 

vii Alfred, b 1830. 

397 viii Lydia, b. 1811, unmarried. 

398 ix Eliza Jane, b. 1815, unmarried. 

399 x Harriet, b. 1837 " 

131 Paul 6 , b. , m. , Collins of Weare. 

f 400 i Simmons B., b. 10 Jan., 1793, m. , Mary Parker Ayer, d. 18 Nov. 1870. 

401 ii Benjamin, b. 

462 iii Charles, b. Bridgewater, Vt. 

403 iv Sally, b. 

404 v Thomas, b. 

405 vi Samuel, b. 

406 vii Mary, b. , m. , Messer of Methuen. 

407 viii Eliza, b. , m. , Bragg of Lowell. 

408 ix Sarah, b. , m. , Flauders of Henniker. 

f 409 x Jonathan, b. , m. , " " 

410 x Jane, b. , m. , Mose3 Marshall of Canaan. 

122 Thomas 6 , b. , m. , Flanders of Weare. 

ill i . 412 ii . 413 iii . 

125 Saul 6 , b. , m. . Went to Pennsylvania, a min- 

414 i . 415 ii . 416 iii . 417 iv ♦ 


120 Samuel 6 , b. 16 March, 1785, m. , HanDah Eaton of 


418 i Susan, b. , m. — — , Keniston of Weare, N. H. 

419 ii Samuel, b. , , drowned. 

12S Winthrop 6 , b. IT June, 1789, m. 1st. , Jemima LTead- 

stock of Weare, 2d. in Canada, 3d. , in Ohio, lived at 

Vermillion City, Harrison Co., Ohio, and had issue by 1st wife. 

420 i William Clinton, b. in Weare, m. , of Boston, Mass., and bad two girls. 

t 421 ii Calvin Ira. b. 31 Oct., 1817, m. 16 Feb. 1342, Diantha A. Worden, in Wat- 

erville, Me. 

422 iii Sylvia, b. , m. — — , Habbard, lives in Wayne, Wayne, Co., Mich. 

423 iv Caroline, b. , m. , Frazier in E. Weare, N. H. 

421 v 425 vi, 426 vii, 427 viii, 428 ix, 429 x, by last wife. 

1£9 Jonathan 6 , Served in the war of 1812, was a sea cap- 
tain until about 45 years of age, then a farmer in Seabrook for a 
year or so, settled in Salisbury in 1822, now living. 

430 i Margaret L., b. 9 Nov. 1816, m. 22 Jan. 1339, Jos W. Currier, Salisbury. 

431 ii Hannah G. b. 5 Nov., 1320, m. 24 Dec. 1846, Jacob B. Collins, Salisbury, 

d. 17 Mar., 1847. 

432 iii Abigail E , b. 12 Oct., 1823, unmarried, , d. 25 May, 1876. 

433 iv Calesta B., b. 28 Oct., 1325, m. 14 Dec, 1343, Jno. L. Pillsbury, Salis- 

bury, d. 27 Juue, 1859. 
f 434 v John L , b> 2G Oct., 1827, m. 28 May, 1351, Mary A. Morrill, Salisbury. 
f 435 vi Mose3 T., b. 25 Jan., 1830, m. 13 Fob. 1849, Sarah A. Eaton. 

436 vii Mary T. b. 25 July, 1834, m. , d. 13 Feb., 1835. 

135 John 6 , b. , m, 15 Dec, 1786, Mary Murch, lived in 

Gorham a d Windham, Me. 

437 i Rebecca, b. , ro. , William Riggs, 8 p. d so. 76. 

f 433 ii David, b. 15 July, 1790, m. 1st. 1814, Lucy Marsh, 2d. 1520, Hannah Lom- 
bard, d. , a?. 82. 

f 439 iii John, b. 3 Oct., 1792, m. 23 Oct., 1821, Lydia Moulton, d. 21 Dec, 1840, 
d. 10 Nov. 1875 

440 iv Mary, b. , in, Samuel Bolton. • 

441 v Fanny, b. , m Joel Libby. 

t 442 vi Ephriim, b. 5 Jan. 1793, in. 22 Mir, 1S20, Mathew Bion, d. 21 May. 1874. 
t 443 vii William, b. 30 Jan., 1800, m. 1st. 1S2S, Joanna Briggs, 1827, Mary H. 
Hicks, d. 11 July, 1871, living. 

444 viii Ezra, b. , went to sea and was never heard from. 

445 ix Hannah Jordan, b. , 1804, m. , 1st. Cook, 2d. , Jordan. 

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M. C. from Maine to the XXV Congress. (See Page 101.) 


Augusta, Me., March, 1878. 
Vol. Ill NO. 3. 


Elijah Fisher was born in Norton, Mass., June 18, 1758. His 
father and grandfather were also named John. Elijah had seven 
brothers, all of whom served more or less in the War for Indepen- 
dence. From some statements in the Journal, it would seem that 
the father had deceased previous to the war, and that the mother 
with her children lived in Attleborough. Ebenezer, the older 
brother of Elijah, came early to Winthrop, Me., and had children 
born there. Two sisters also came to Maine, one of whom lived 
in Greene and the other in Monmouth. Elijah Fisher was married 
to Jerusha Keen of Turner, Me. but born in Taunton, Mass., at 
Turner, Dec. 10, 1784. He lived a few years in Turner, then 
moved to Minot and finally to Livermore in 1T99, where he spent 
the remainder of his days. His first visit to Maine was in May, 
1782. The children of Elijah and Jerusha Fisher were as follows : 

i John, born Aug. 27, 17S6. He removed to Parkman, where he died in June, 

1853, leaving 6ve children. 
ii Jerusha, born June 1, 17S3. Married in March, 1814, to John Keen of Turner. 
iii Mary B , b. June 28, 1791, died unmarried, in January, 1842, in Livermore. 
Iv Elijah, born July 16, 1793. He lived on the home farm and took care of his 

father and mother and died unmarried, in June, 1855. 
v Grin/ill, born June 26, 1795, married in Dec, 1823, had 7 children. 
vi Sarah, born June 17, 1798, married in Dec, 1857, to Mose3 Berry, who died in 

April, 1875. She lives on the old homestead in Livermore. 

vii Priscilla, born January 1, 1801, married Isaac Briggs of Plvmpton, Mass. Lives 

in Winthrop and has had four children. Her husband died August, 
• viii Salome, born March 22, 1806, married Joseph Woodsum. She lives on the old 

homestead in Livermore and has two children. 



Elijah Fisher enlisted three times during the war and served 
nearly six years. At the age of IT he was at the battle of Bunker 
Hill and helped build the works which were thrown up during the 
night and so astonished the British officers the following morning. 
He was for a while a member of "Washington's Life Guard, " 
under Capt. Caleb Gibbs. He received a pension for many years 
before his death. He quite early united with the church and 
was a sincere and devoted Baptist. The Journal begins with 
his first enlistment in 1775 and closes with 1784, two years 
after he came to Maine. The extract which follows begins with 
his third enlistment, and gives an account of the battle which 
resulted in the surrender of General Burguoyne and his army in 
Northern New York. 

January 27, 1777. I enlisted the third time, with Capt. M. 
Knapp, for three rears. Though I was unwell, yet he said that 
as I got my sickness in the army it was no more than right that I 
should receive my support from the army, and that I might stay 
at home till I got able to join the army and draw pay all the time, 
if it was a twelve month, and I was at home seven or eight. 

July 18. I having got considerable well, leave home and with 
Sergeant J. Grover set out for the army, and came to Boston and 
drew a suit of clothes and a gun and accoutrements. Then we 
had orders to proceed on for to join the army, but by the reason 
of my travelling I find the paiu that used to frequent my side to 
be troublesome so that 1 was not able to go through with the 
march, so we had to go to West Town to see Lieut. Taft, to let 
him know, &c. He said if I got a doctor's certificate I might 
stay till I was able. I go home and go to Dr. Man and he gave a 
certificate that I was not able to go through, and I sent it to Lt. 
Taft and he carried it to Capt. Knapp. 

August 21. I having got pretty well, I leave home and sets'out 
for the army, and go by the way of Springfield and Albany, and 
-on the 29th joined the regiment commanded by Col. Shepard, and 
my company, at Van Schaick's Island, in York State, where they 
had retreated before ye enemy. 

September 5. W 7 e had orders to advance towards the enemy, 

and we came to Bemises place, four miles from Stillwater, and 

went to fortifying, and the enemy advanced within four miles of 

• our army and went to fortifying, so that the two armys were four 

miles apart. 

September 19. The enemy made an attack on the left wing of 


oar army, and an engagement was begun about half- past two in 
the afternoon by Col. Morgan's riflemen and light infantry, and so 
kept reenforcing on both sides till after sunset and begun to be 
dark. The next day the dead was buried on both sides. 

October 2. We had a second engagement with the enemy, 
which begun at one in the afternoon, and the enemy got worsted 
and our army drove them and took Gen. Burguoyne's aid-de-camp, 
and the General's doctor, and five hundred tents, aud five hundred 
prisoners — officers and soldiers — and drove the others and took 
possession of their lines. It being now dark, we were afraid of 
killing our own men, and retreated. 

October 8. The next day General Gates gave the enemy three 
days to get off with themselves. In the meantime he sent a party 
and destroyed their floating bridge, and as they sent their pro- 
visions by water, the party came across and tosk thirteen hundred 
barrels of pork and flour from them. So they retreated as far as 
Saratoga, and General Gates sent a party on the other side of the 
river to fortify and keep them from crossirg. 

October 10. The army marched and came to Saratoga, and lay 
on the south side, and the river on the east side, where the party 
was sent, and the wilderness on the west, <fcc. 

October 17. Gen. Burguoyne and his whole army surrendered 
themselves prisoners of war and came to capitulate with our 
army, aud General Gates had five thousand and seven hundred 
prisoners, besides the seven hundred Torys that General Gates 
would not take as prisoners of war, that the Indians guarded to 
Canada. Then at one o'clock five brigades were sent to Albany, 
for there came news that Gen. Clinton was a coming up the North 
river to Albany, and all the stores belonging to the army was sent 
across the river. We came to Greenbush, off against Albany, at 
break of day, in which time we marched forty miles. General 
Clinton having got news that Gen. Burguoyne had capitulated and 
had surrendered his army prisoners of war, he returned back to 
New York. By reason of the hardships, heat and cold and hard 
marches, brought that pain in ray side again. 

October 20. Our baggage came and we crossed the river, and 
on a little hill back of the town we encamped and pitched our 

October 31. Then had orders to go twelve miles down river to 
Partens (?) overflow and there to build huts. We had encourage- 
ment after we took Gen. Burguoyne's army that we should go to 


our own State for winter quarters, but instead of that we were 
sent another way. 

November 12. There came orders from General Washington to 
General Gates to send his army to join his, and five brigades were 
sent. We went by way of Mount Holly, and the enem3 T came out 
to Redbank fort and we went after them and came to Hatersfield(?). 
The enemy got news of our coming and went back and crossed 
the river Delaware and went to Philadelphia. We returned to 
Mount Holly, in Jersey State. 

December 1. We crossed Delaware river, and so going through 
Crooked Hills. 

December 4. We came and joined General Washington's army 
at White Marsh, in Pennsylvania State. The baggage was all 
sent away, both tents, and kettles and beds. 

December 8. To the sixteenth we had no tents nor anything to 
cook our provision in., and that was pretty poor, for beef was very 
lean and no salt, and no way to cook it but throw it on the coals 
and broil it. The water we had to drink and mix our flour with 
was out of a brook that ran along by the camp, and so many dip- 
ping and washing in it made the water very dirty and muddy. 

December 16. The whole army had orders to march at sunset, 
and about dark it did begin to storm, the wind being at the N. E., 
and the artillery went before and cut up the road, and the snow 
came about over our shoes, and then set in to raining and cold, 
all which made it very tedious ; and I was so unwell and had such 
a pain in my side that it was very tedious for me. At twelve 
o'clock we came into a wood, and had orders to build ourselves 
shelters to break off the storm and to make ourselves as comfort- 
able as we could, but just as we had got a shelter built and got a 
good fire and dried some of our clothes and begun to have thing3 a 
little comfortable, though poor at the best, there came orders to 
march and leave all this that we had taken so much pains for. 

December 17. So we marched to the Gulf Wells and built us 
camps till the baggage came up. 

December 19. There came orders to send all the sick to the 
hospital, and I, with the others of the sick belonging to the regi- 
ment, was sent to the hospital at Heading, but when we came 
there the sick belonging to other regiments had taken it up, so we 
were sent to Dunkertown, to the hospital. 

December 26. I with one other had leave to go and quarter in 
some house where we could find a place, and after we had taken a 
good deal of pains in seeking for a place, we came at length to 
Mr. Miller's. 





133 William 6 , b. ; m. 1st, 12 May, 1793, Sarah Bonney 

of Turner, Me; 2nd, Miss Waterhouse. Moved from Buckfield, 
Me., to Machias. Died 1837. Children by first wife: 

446 i Fanny, b. in Buckfield, 10 Oct., 1795; m. , Edward Forster; died in 

Calais, 7 June, 1342. 

447 ii William, b. ; m. , Lydia Everell; d. 19 August, 1858. 

f 448 iii Joseph, b. ; m. , Mary Stickney; d 15 Dec , 1843. 

449 iv Clark, b. ; unmarried; drowned at St. Johns, N. B., 10 Sept., 1852. 

t 450 v John, b. ; m. ; said to have a son David. 

451 vi Fayetta, b. ; m. , Samuel Smith, and had one child; d. . 

Children by second wife : 

452 vii Tetter, b. ; dead. • 

453 viii Otis, b. ; dead. 

137 Benjamin 6 , b. in Gorham, Me., 1761, Enlisted in the 
Revolutionary war when 18 years of age and served three years 
under Capt. Abner Wade of Col. M. Jackson's regiment. Mar- 
ried, first, 9 April, 1793, Martha Parson; 2d, 22 Sept., 1803, Sally 
Newt of Buckfield, Me. Was a U. S. pensioner. Died 1842. 

By First Wife: 
t 454 i Isaac, b. 16 Aug., 1796, m. Sarah Cilley, (470); d. 19 Oct., 1819. 

455 ii 

456 iii John, b. 12 April 1798; unmarried; d. — Oct., 1819. 

457 iv 

f 458 v William Woodhouse, b. 13 July, 18i)0; in 1st, 2 April, 1820, Fanny Runnell; 
2d, 5 March, 1856, Sarah Hawes. Living. 

f 459 vi Samuel, b. 2 June, 1502; m. 1st, Khoda Pbenix; died 14 April, 1835; 2d, 
Hannah Corbett. Living 

460 vii Martha b. 31 May, 1803; m. Moses Cilley of Knox, (478); d. 24 June, 


461 viii Edna, b. 1804; m. Morrill Thompson, Vt ; d. , 1827. 

462 ix Lucy b. , 1805; m. , 1821, Ezra Crane. Living 

463 x Sus..nna, b. 3 Jan. 1806; m. 19 Nov. 1819, Judah Cilley, (479); d 27 Aug. 


464 xi Dolly, b. 26 Sept., 1810; m. 5 March, 1830, Mark Scribner; d. 30 April, 

1877. He d 21 April, I806 * 

* Of them their daughter, Mrs. Bridgham, writes: " They moved to Charleston in 
1832 and commenced a pioneer life, clearing the land and working with willing hard* to 
establish a comfortable home for themselves and children, meeting with moderate 
success, as the old homestead testifies, which was a home of comfort whil^ they lived 
and endeared by many pleasant associations to those left behind It was my mother's 
nature to give herself unreservedly for the good of her family and all around her. 
With limited means, she managed to srive her children a fair education, devoting much 
time to them herself. Small in stature, quiet ard unassuming, a true gentlewoman 
alway3. She gained the respect and love of all with whom she came in contact. 
Blessed little mother!" Children: 


465 xii Fayetta, b. 15 June 1811; m. 19 Oct. 1S36, Ezra Hanson. Living. 

466 xiii Phebe, b. , 1812; m. , 1837, Simon Cilley, Jr.. (483); d. 29 

April, 1835. 
t 467 jiv Emerson, b. 24 Jan., 1815; m. Florilla Roberts. Living. 
468 xv Sally, b. , 1825; m. Jacob Rendell, China, Me. Living. 

142 Peter, 6 b. , 1T68 ; m. Patty Teague. Moved to 

Brooks, Me.; a farmer. Died 1856, J£ 87, Children : 

469 i Nancy, b. 15 April, 1794; m. Luther Fogg of Brooks, Me., d. 6 May, 1854; 

d. 21 April, 1868. 

470 ii Sarah, b. 14 May, 1796; m. 1st, Isaac Cilley, (454); m. 2d, AbnerHam; 

d. 24 June, 1874. 

471 iii Hannah, b. 27 July, 1798; m. John Pilley; d. 10 Dec, 1875. 
t 472 iv Peter, Jr., b. 11 Nov. 1802; m. Polly Cilley, (480.) Living. 

f 473 v Joseph, b. 14 June, 1805; m. 1st, 11 Jan., 1827, Betsey Gilman; m. 2d, 12 

April, 1858, Mrs. Lucretia (Achorn) Porter; d. 15 May, 1871. 
t 474 vi Benjamin, b. 5 Sept. 1809; m. 1st, 20 Oct. 1831, Mahala Piper; m. 2d, Mary 
Folsom. Living. 
475 vii Martha b. , 1819; m. Arthur Hall; d. , 1875. 

143 Simon, 6 b. , 1774; m. Pully Teague of Turner, who 

d. 15 June, 1859, JE 84. A house carpenter, Brooks. Served in 
the war of 1812 under Capt. Gilbreth, in Gen. Brown's command. 
At the Battle of Bridgewater, (vide Col. Joseph (217) fur a 
description of this battle) Niagara and Chippewa. Died 13 Nov. 
1847. Children: 

476 i Elizabeth, b 31 Jan., 1797; m. Win. Bassie; d. 5 July, 1867. 
f 477 ii Darling, b. 23 April, 1798; m. Esther Frost; d 22 Aug., 1875. 
f 478 iii Moses, b. 28 April, 1800; m. 1st, Martha Ciiley, (460); 2d, Lydia Roberts;, 

d. 8 June, 1834. 
f 479 iv Judah, b. 28 Aug., 1801; m. 1st, Nov., 1819, Susannah Cilley, (463) d. 27 
Aug , 1853; 2d, Cordelia Frost. Living. 

480 v Polly, b. 25 April 1803; m Peter Ciiley (47.';) d 29 June, 1869. 

481 vi FanDy, b. , 1805; m. Caleb Lambert Living. 

482 vii Ann, b. 15 Oct., 1810; m. John Mathews. Living. 

t 483 viii Simon, Jr., b. 23 Dec. 1811; m. 1st, 1836, Phebe Cilley, (466); 2d, 1852, 
Hannah Scribner. Living. 
484 ix Deborah b. 5 March, 1816; m. Jame3 Douglass; d. 10 June, 1871. 

i Caroline, E. T., b. 9 Nov. 1834; a teacher in Utah, ii Mary J., b. 8 Dec, 1836; 
m 20 March, 1858, Joseph Bridgham. Have one child, Kate M., b 2 Feb., 1864. 
iii Daniel Whitman, b. 8 Dec, 1838; m. 18 March, 1574, Sarah H. Stevens A stock 
broker at Salt Lake City, iv Newell, b. 30 April, 1842. Lives in Utah; raises horses, 
v Alvenia F., b. 16 May, 1844; m. 11 May 1S73, J«.hn M. Carey, druggist at Bad 
Axe, Mich. Have Ursula, b. 11 Oct., 1875, and Charles C, b. 28 Feb., 1877. vi 
Charles H., b. 23 August 1849. Harness maker, Michigan. 


141 Daniel 6 , b. 1 March, 1762, m. ,1784, Anna Ellsworth, 

b. 5 Aug., 1758, and d. 27 Feb., 1829; d. in Tunbridge, Vt., 13 
Nov., 1838. 

f 485 i David, b. 5 June, 1785, m. 1 Jan. 1809, Abigail Church; d. 6 Mar., 1861. 

486 ii Judith, b. 3 Feb., 1787; unmarried, d. in Tunbridge, Vt., 19 Apr., 1820. 

487 iii Otis, b. 27 July, 1789; unmarried, d. 22 Xov., 1819. 

f 488 iv Josiah, b. 16 Feb , 1791, m. 7 Mar., 1816, Susan Tucker; d. 7 Juno, 1838. 
t 489 v John, b. 6 July, 1793, m. 13 Mar., 1817, Sally Tucker; d. 2 Feb., 1873. 

490 vi Abigail, b. 27 Aug., 1795; d. 20 March, 1799. 

491 vii Polly, b. 17 Dec, 1798, m. 23 Oct., 1839, Abijah Powers; living in Hanover, 

N. H. 

t 492 viii Eben, b. 4 March, 1S00, m. Aug., 1824, Sabina Leeds; living Patuxet, R I. 
f 493 ix Moses, b. 5 Sept , 1803, m. April, 1842, Lydia Richardson; d. 16, Feb , 
1858, in Shelford. 

146 Benjamin 6 (called Great Ben), b. 14 Oct., 1765, ra. 29 
Oct., 1788, Sarah Wadleigh of Andover. 

f 494 i Calvin, b. , m. . 

f 495 ii Greenleaf, b. , m. . 

f 496 iii Thomas Jefferson, m. Sally Proctor. 

497 iv Sophy, b. , m. 11 June, 1818, Josiah Sanborn. 

147 Ebenezer*, b. 22 Nov., 1767, in Rye (?) N. H. When 
about 25 years of age, came to Vermont, and married Polly, dau. 

of William and Molly, or Polly, (Hoyt) Clement, of Tunbridge, Vt. 

498 i Abagail, b. 24 April, 1794, m. 1 March, 1815, Otis Hoyt; d. 1855. Had Henry 

C, Andrew J., Martha C, Marshall, Kollin C. M. Don Carlos m. Eliza 
A. Eaton, and Jennett. Charles B. F. m. Caroline P. Atwood. 

t 499 ii Jasper, b. 13 May, 1796, m. . 

500 iii Matilda, b. 10 July, 1793, m. 2 Dec, 1819, Rufus Hoyt; d. 20 July, 1850. 
Had Jason B., Mary F., and Charlotte M 
f"501 iv Mayhew, b. 1 July, 1600, m. 2 Aug., 1823, Margarette Dolbarof Candia, X.H.; 
d. 17 Feb., 1830. 
502 v Ruby, b. 16 July, 1802, m. 23 Mar. 1828, Henry Douglass; d 8 Mar., 1868. 

603 vi Washington, b. 12 Jan., 1805, m. Mrs Tansy M. Peckham, no issue; d. in 

New York City, 1 Jan., 1853. 

604 vii Betsy, b. 4 July, 1807, m. 10 Mar. 1823, E. C. Abbott 

505 viii John, b. 23 July, 1809, m. 1833, Martha H. Moring. Live3 in Jersey city; 

no Issue. 

506 ix 'Clement, b. 20 Dec , 1811; d. 15 Feb., 1813. 

* 507 I Wealthy, b. 9 March 1814, m. 12 Oct., 1837, Allen S. Vail. 

* Wealthy and Allen S. Vail reside in Worcester, Vt., and have: i Agnes Geitrude, b. 
24 July, 1638, m. 14 April, 1870, Elijah Whituey of Middlesex, a farmer, ii Emma 
Eugenia, b. 30 July, 1840; d 26 Feb , 1317. iii Martha Ann, b. 17 Sept., 1841, in. 25 
Dec. 1367, Geo. W. Dunham of Northfield. resides in Worcester, Vt., a farmer, iv Henry 
Douglass, b. 13 June, 1843, m. 1 Jan., 1875, Abbie Ann Templeton— is a merchant, re- 
sides in Worcester, Vt. v Washington Eldridge, b. 25 Dec, 1315, m. 25 Dec, 1874,. 
Irun C. Bancroft of Calais, Vt. ; is a salesman, resides in Montpelier, Vt. 


508 xi Orris Peabody, b. 23 Sept., 1816, m. 4 March, 1846, Caroline, daa. of David 
and Sally (Hoyt) Jones; no issue. 
* 509 xii Louisa, b. 23 March, 1819, m. 20 April, 1S40, Rev. W. B Howard, 

14S William 6 , b. in N. II., m. Abagail, b. 26 July IH4, dau. 
of Hon. William and Lucy (Church) Ward. Resided at Poultney 
and Underhill, and lastly at Jericho, Vt , where he d. 6 April, 

510 i Lindamira, b. 6 May, 1797; m. 20 Nov., 1S23, Marshall Castle, and had 

Hawley, b. -4 Aug , 1827; d. 5 April, 1875. 

511 ii Lucy, b. 5 June, 17 l J9; m. 3 Dec , 1813, Alir.on Fennel!; d 9 April, 1813, 

and had William G , b , 7 June, 1823; unm. Rollin C, b. 25 Feb., 

1825; d. at Jericho, 13 Aug., 1855. 
t 512 iii William W T ard, b 20 Sept., 1801; m Feb., 1830, Roxanna Castle. 
f 513 iv Spencer, b 12 June, 1804; m. 25 Sept , 1823, Atara, Ward; d. 20 March, 


514 v Eliza4 b. 30 Nov. 1806; m 1 Dec , 1831, Pearl Castle. 

515 vi Albert, b. 24 Sept., 1809; m. 1st, 1 Dec , 1831, Abagail Castle; d. 22 Oct., 

1873; 2d, 4 July, 1875, Ednah J. Foster; s p 

516 vii Emily, § b. 17 May, 1812; m. 18 April 1841, Ira Abbey of Essex, Vt. 
f 517 viii Andrew Jackson, b. 30 June, 1814; m. 11 Sept., 1841, Lucrotia Hill. 

150 Jacob, 6 b. , 1774 ; m. 1st, 7 Jan., 1799, Sally Chase 

of Salisbury, who d. , 1804; 2d, 1805, Sally Cheney; d. 15 

May, 1847 ; d. 13 Oct., 1534. By first wife: 

618 i Martha R., b. , 1S02; m. , 1823, Dav. Chase Hall; d. 1876. 

519 ii Roxanie C, b. , 1S04; m. , 1830, Joseph Straw. 

By second wife : 

520 iii Sally Chase, b. 9 Sept., 1806; m. 30 Dec, 1530, Simon Sanborn. 

621 iv Mary L , b. 13 Sept , 1808; m. 24 Nov., 1834, Amand Osman; d. 27 Feb., 

522 v ||Abagail Clark, b. 13 Dec, 1809; m. 3 Feb., 1836, Amos R. Hood. 

* Louisa and the Rev. W. B. Howard reside in Highgate Center, Vt , and have: 
i William Clement, b. 14 April, 1841, in Montpelier, Vt.. m. in Wardsboro, Vt , 11 Jan. 
1872, Sereeta A. (Fitts) Burnham; resides in Aurora, 111. ii Helen Louise, b. 29 July, 
1845, in Lowell, Mass , m in Alburgh. Vt., 2 J July, 1871, Rev. Martio E. Cidy of 
Middlebury, Vt., late Principal of the Troy Conf. Academy, and preseut Principal of 
Rock River Conf. Seminary, Aurora, 111. iii Walter Eugene, b. 29 May, 1849, in Tun- 
bridge, Vt ; entered Middleburg College in 1867, and graduated in 1871; is Principal 
of the State Normal School, Castleton, Vt. 

X Eliza and Pearl Castle res. E-:sex, Vt., and had Herman F., b. 23 May, 1839; d. 6 
Sept , 1844, Mary E , b. 23 June, 1846. 

§ Had issue, Pearl Castle, b. 6 Feb., 1842; m. 4 March, 1863, Martha Ermina Weed 
of Essex, Vt. 

|| Children of Abagail C. and Amos R. Hood: Wm. Francis, b. 3 Jan., 1837; m. 20 
Nov., 18t6, Maria L. Burgess. Julia Augusta, b 21 June, 1839; m 8 Feb., 1863, J. 
G. Rogers. Charles J., b. 11 Dec, 1845, and Arcelia C, b. 17 Oct., 1847. 


523 vi Benjimin, b. 1 Jan.. 1811; d. 11 Sept., 1811. 

524 vii Emmiline, b., , 1812; d. 1 Jan., 1813. 

525 viii Julia Abbott, b. 14 June, 18U; d. 20 June, 1830. 

f 526 ix Wm. Laurentine, b 9 Sept., 1S17; in. 25 April, 1839, Lucy C. Sanborn. 

527 x Augusta Marcia, b. 14 Feb., 1822; m. 7 Oct , 1840, Daniel C. Eaton. 

623 xi Jacob Francis, b. 22 Feb., 1830. Lives in Chicago. 

153 Satchel 6 , settled in Mendon, Munroe Co., N. Y. Was a 
contractor for public works; m. 16 Feb., 1809, Wealthy, dau. of 
Jedediah and Olive (Whipple) Curnmings, who d. 20 June, 1853. 

t 529 i John J , b. 7 May, 1810; m. 1 July, 1832, Mandana Lamkin; d. 4 March, 

530 ii Erasmus A., b. 18 March, 1812; d. 2 May, 1813. 

531 iii Mary Ann, b. 6 May, 1814; m. 1st, 1 August, 1831, Orlando Putnam; 2d, 

22 Feb., 1835, S. D. Couloyne, Lisbon, Noble Co , Ind. 

532 iv Olive A , b. 26 Feb., 1816; m. 26 Feb. 1833, Elijah Southard; d. 28 May, 

.533 v Augusta B , b. 26 April, 1819; d. 4 May. 1820. 
534 vi Ezra M., b. 5 April, 1821; d. 28 March, 1823. 
t 535 vii Jacob 3., b. 21 July, 1823; m. 14 March, 1844, Mary A. Seaman. 

536 viii Wealthy S , b. 23 Feb., 1826; m. 1st, 4 Jan., 1844, Joseph Guber; 2d, 

Hill, Petersburgh, Mich. 

537 ix James ft"., b. 23 June, 1828. Served under Gen. Zach. Taylor during the 

Mexican ft'ar, after which went to Ohio, and has not been heard from 
for 26 years. 

538 x Emily, b. 10 Sept., 1830; m. 19 Dec, 1847, Calvin Lamkin; d. Hamlin, 

Munroe Co., Michigan. 

155 Clark, 6 m. . Resided in Livonia, Livingston, Co., 

N. Y., in 1861, and had 4 children there. 

539 f Erasmus, b. ; 540 ii Hannah, b. ; 541 iii Harriet, b. ; 542 

iv , b. ; 543 v ; 544 vi . 

156 Elisha* (Celley), m. Sarah Keniston, who was b. 13 Dec. 
1*168; d. 12 Nov., 1851. Was a farmer. Lived in Corinth, Vt. 

545 i Sarah, b. 14 Feb., 1787; d. 11 Aug , 1788. 
t 546 ii Joel, b. 7 July, 1789, m. 17 May, 1811, Phebe Blanchard of Woodbury ,Vt.; 

d. 19 July, 1849. 
547 iii Sarah, b. 24 Dec, 1791; d. 24 Feb , 1793. 
f 548 iv Elhha, b. 21 June, 1794, m. 30 April, 1833, Priscilla Banfill, and had Eras- 

tus, b. 18 June, 1837; d. 23 Sept., 1838. He was Captain of a cavalry 

company in the war of 1812, and a farmer. 
f 549 v Benjamin, b. 8 Aug., 1796, m. 1st, 7 March, 1830, Nancy Kingibury; 2d, 

5 March, 1837, Jane Sawyer; 3d, 5 Sept., 1845, Ann Sawyer; 4th, 20 

March, 1855, Harriet Sawyer. 



f 550 vi William, b. 7 Oct , 1798, m. 1st, 14 Oct., 1313, Fannie Norcross; 2d, 26 July, 

1865, Hannah Smith. 
551 vii Susanna, b. 11 Jan., 1S01; d. 14 Sept , 1343. 
f 552 viii John, b. 24 Sept., 1803, m. 15 Dec, 1336, Lavinia Greenleaf; has one dau. 

Lives in Corinth, Vt. 
* 553 ix Apphia, b. 15 June, 1806, m. 1st, 13 Feb., 1835, Gregory Durgin of Andover, 

N. H.; 2d, 23 June, 1861, Israel C. Willard. 

554 x Sarah, b. 14 Feb., 1809; d. 29 Sept., 1811- 

555 xi Polly, b. 7 Oct., 1813, m. Jan , 1839, Michar Norcross of Bradford, Vt ; d. 

29 June, 1853. Had issue: John G , b. 17 Oct., 1840, m. 4 Dec , 1864, 
Lizzie A. Rowe; Alvin C, b. 19 Dec, 1842, m. 22 Dec, 1865, Maria 
Taylor; Susan E., b. 8 Jan., 1845, d. 18 Mar., 1363; Ellis W., b. 17 
July, 1849, m. 24 Aug., 1872, Celia E. Eistman. 

157 BenjamiD, 6 (lived at Mompey LTill) ; m. Judith, (171) 
dau. of Aaron Cilley (59). Moved to Orange, Vt. 

t 556 i Ai, b. ; m. Betsey Shepherd. Moved to Orange, Vt. 

^ 557 il Benjamin, b. ; m. Clifford. No issue. 

^ 653 iii Aaron, b. ; Hannah Clifford, sister to above. Went to Vt. 

559 iv Jabish, b. ; unmarried; d. . 

560* v Hiram, b. . Went to Vt. 

661 vi Betsey, b. 7 April, 1795; m. 4 July, 1S20, Eben Currier, brother of E. C. 

Cilley's (637) mother; d. 15 June, 1363 Had George, b., 1818. John, 
b. Dec, 1820; d. April, 1S25. Lydia, b. Sept., 1822; d. 15 April, 
1837. John T. M., b. July, 1824. Benjamin, b. 26 July, 1826 
Ebenezer, b. 5 July, 1823. Albert E., b. 31 July, 1830; Charles E., 
b., 7 Sept., 1332. James, b. 6 Feb., 1335. Stephen C, b. 1 March, 
1838; d. 4 Juyl, 1860. Abagail M., b. 7 May, 1840. 

662 vii Priscilla, b. ; m Marshall. 

563 viii Judith, b. ; unmarried. 

158 Philip, 6 b. in Poplin ; m. Priscilla Keuiston, dau. of 
A Farmer. Died 5 Nov., 1816. 

564 i AfBe, b. 8 Nov., 1791; m. 30 May, 1813, Charle3 Keniston. 
f 565 ii Francis, b. 24 Nov., 1793; m. 5 March, 1818, Judith Scribner. Served in 

the war of 1812. 
% 566 iii Sally, b. 22 Oct., 1795; m. 1st, 14 July, 1833, Joshua Seavey; d. 20 July, 
1849; 2d, 17 Nov , 1853, Stephen Brown; d. 11 Aug , 1864. Living. 

♦Gregory and Apphia had: Daniel C, b. 23 July, 1837; Elisha C, b. 8 July, 1833, 
m. 9 July, 1872, Alice M. Curtis; Alvin M., b. 15 March, 1840, m. 1 Jan , 1865, Louise 
p. Berry; Joseph W., b. 12 March, 1842, d. 2 July, 1844; Martha, b. 15 July, 1844, 
C. 16 July, 1350; Allen J., b. 12 March, 1846, d. 24 April, 1869; Gregory B., b. 8 
March, 1848, m. 7 April, 1873, Sarah E Ormsby, d. 20 Dec, 1876. 

% Sally and Joshua Seavey had: 1, Susan b. 14 July, 1834; m 6 Aug., 1853, Jess© 
F.Wilson; 2, Eleanora F., b. 19 May, 1836; m. 4 July, 1853, Jacob B. Moar; d. 
18 Oct , 1864. Plunia F., b. 19 March, 1838; d. 8 Oct., 1839. 


567 iv Mariam, b. 6 Nov., 1797; m. April, 1820, Isaac Downes, who was b. in 
Lebanon, Me., 1790, and d March 15, 1848, in Andover. Issue: 
1. Philip C., b. 19 Oct., 1821; d. 26 Sept , 1863, s. p. 2. Leonard W., 
b. 18 July, 1823; m. Sarah Hill of Thornton, N. H ; d. 8 June, 1S57; 
3. Phebe A., b. 1825; d. 1833. 4. Priscilla, b 22 Feb., 1828; in. 
1850, Eben H. Wilkinson of Effingham, N. H 5. Lydia C , b. 18 
Feb , 1830; m. 15 July, 1848, Mark Jesse Leavenworth of Wheelock, 
Vt-, and had Bjron Malines, b. 5 Aug., 1849 Stella Maria, b 17 
Aug., 1852; d 16 July, 1853. Mark Henry, b 9 Feb, I860; d 4 
April, 1S62. 6. Ann, b 31 May, 1833; m. 1st, 1852, Charles Warren 
of Charleston, Vt.; 2d, 1861, Albert C. Currier. 7. Daniel b. 10 
Jane, 1835; m. 3 July, 1S56, Nancy Jane Keniston. 8. Ellen M , b. 
6, May, 1837; m. Sept., 1853, Eben Wilkinson; d. 9 Feb, 1856. 9. 
Isaac, b 22 April, 1841; m. May, 1S67, Abbie A. Sieeper of Andover, 
N. H. 

f 5C8 v Moses, b. 18 Feb , 1S00; m Lydia Dunham. 

f 569 vi Jonathan, b Oct., 1801; in. 13 Oct , 1830, Deborah Hill; d April, 1876. 

f 570 vii BeDJimin DarliDg, b. May, 1803; m. 23 Sept, 1837, Priscilla Keniston; 
d. March — , 1876. 

5701 viii William b. 1804; d. 1326. 

t 571 ix Phillip, b , March, 180S; m. 1 Sept., 1834, Sarah Cole; d March, 1861. 

t 572 x David K , b. 9 May, 1813; m. 21 Nov., 1S36, Polly Keniston; d. 9- Aug., 

t 573 xi John, b., 22 Aug , 1815; m Mary M M. Carter. Resides in East Dixfield, 

1GO Job 6 , b. in Poplin, N. LI., m. Susan, dau..of George and 
Hannah (Flood) Seava of Deerfield, N. IT. A farmer in LTebron, 

N. n. 

674 i Lydia D , b 26 March, 1799; unmarried, d. 8 Aug., 1877. 

575 ii Rebecca, b 31 Aug., 1800, m Ezra 6. Tuft, Cainbtidge, Mas3. 

676 iii Job, b. 26 Feb., 1802; d. 1856. 

677 iv Hannah, b. 16 Dec, 1803; m. Russel Wright of Haverhill, N. H. 

578 v Henry, b. 25 April, 1806, m. 1845, Abbie Johnson, Ellsworth; d. 3 Dec, 1870. 
t 579 vi Andrew, b. 15 March, 1808; m. 26 Sept , 1830, Charlotte Leeds, Charlestown, 

580 vii Eunice B., b. 20 Feb., 1810; m. 20 Dec, 1831, Thomas Stearns. Paris, Me. 

581 viii Roxana, b. 1812. 

t 582 ix George W., b. 14 Aug., 1814; m. 19 Feb., 1844, Laura A. Steward. 

683 x Nathaniel, b. 1816. 

684 xi Jouathan, b 1818. 

585 xii Sarah, b. 1820. 586 xiii . 

1C1 Stephen 6 , rn. Abagail, dau. of Ebenezer and Lydia Bean 
Currier ; a fanner in Andover, N. II. 

587 i Lydia, b. 30 Nov., 1807; d. 28 Nov., 1843. 

583 ii Cynthia, b. 27 Dec, 1809; m. 5 April, 1832, Jeremiah Roberts. Living in 
Andover, Ct. 


162 William 6 , m. 1st, — , 2d, . 

By First Wife. 
589 i Mary, b. 1802. 

690 ii John B., b. 15 Feb., 1810, m. ; d. in Fairfax, Vt. 

By Second Wife. 
591 iii . 592 iv . 593 v . 

163 Elijah 6 , m. Rhoda, dau. of Yolentine and Comfort Kenis- 
ton. A farmer and cordwainer, Andover, N. H. 

f 594 i Isaac, b. 4 May, 1804; tn Nov., 1835, Susan Gilman. 

595 ii Nancy, b 3 Dec, 1806; m. 17 Dec, 1S37, Samuel Elkins. Lives in Potter 
Place, Andover, N. H., and had: Frank P., b. 16 Dec, 1849, m. 26 
Nov. 1866; Joseph W , b. 8 Dec, 1840; Jeremiah S., b. 8 Jan., 1842, 
m. 16 March, 18G9; Lncinda P., b. 16 March, 1844, m. 11 Aug , 1S71, 
d. 19 Aug., 1872; Marcia A., b. 19 Dec, 1846, m. 15 Oct., 1871; Scott 
W. S., b. 2 Feb., 1848, d 27 June, 1851; Sarah E., b. 9 April, 1850, d. 
2 April, 1851. 

f 596 iii John, b. 15 Aug., 1808; m. 15 Aug., 1828, Sarah Bruce. 

697 iv Rebecca, b. 9 Sept., 1810, m. 1836, Wm. Davies, s. p.; d. . 

698 v Sarah, b 1813; d. 1817. 
699 -vi Lucinda, b. 1815, m. 1837, Alen F. Pool; res. Cranston, R. I.,s. p. 

16S Joseph 6 , b. 4 Aug., 1778, in Salisbury, N. H ; m. 20 
June, 1803, Susan, dau. of Henry and Hannah (Straw) Springer, 
who was b. in Canaan, N. II., 7 Mar., 1784, d. 7 Aug., 1866. A 
farmer in Andover, N. H.; d. 2 May, 1827. 

600 i Betsy S., b. 20 Sept., 1804, m. 3 Mar., 1831, Sanders Herbert of Franklin, 
N. H., and had Susan, Judith, and two boys; d. 7 Aug., 1806 

601 ii Nancy M , b. 19 Aug., 1806; m. 24 May, 1838, Asa Morrison of Hopkinton, 
N. H. Besides in Michigan. 

602 iii Sarah C, b. 13 July, 1810, m. 4 Sepr., 1828, Enoch George of Ackworth, 
N. H., and had Joseph C, Alonzo N., Melissa, Morrison, Lucinda, and 
Henry. She d. May 20, 1863. 

603 iv Lucinda, b. 25 Sept., 1812; d. 3 Sept., 1837. 

604 v Hannah 3. ,b 11 Aug. ,1814; m. 6 Oct , 1833, Samuel Hoyt of Bradford, N. H. 
and had: Joseph C , Benj F., Susan A., Nettie, Caroliao R., and Gar 
inda. She d. Jan. 1, 1864. 

€05 vi Abagail C, b. 26 Feb., Ibl6; m. 19 Jan., 1837, Asa S. Muzzey of Lowell 
Mass., and had George A. and S. Eugene. 
f 60G vii Samuel C, b. 13 May, 1819, m. 3 July, 1841, Caroline Bickford; d. 20th 
Nov., 185G. 

607 viii ReliefS , b. 12 Aug., 1823, m. 26 Dec, 1848, William Trow, Jr , of Suna- 
pee, N. H., an,d had: George C, b. 7 Dec, 1849; Abbie L , b. 24 July, 
1851, m. 29 Nov., 1877, Paige A Eoynton of Weare, N. H. ; EugeneF., 
b. 14 April, 1853, d. 16 Dec, 1857; Charles H., b 1 Jan., 1856, d. 14 
April, 1857; Alice V., b. 2 June, 1858; Willie S., b. 11 Feb , 1860; 
Charles A., b. 31 Mar., 1862; Joseph H., b. 30 May, 1865; Atherton U., 
b. 16 April, 1867. 


170 Samuel 8 , b. 30 Oct., 1791 ; on. 1st, 30 April, 1812, Mary 
Blaisdell, b. 10 Nov., 1792, d. 22 Sept, 1812; m. 2d, 10 Feb., 
1823, Hannah P. Parker, b. 30 April, 1709, d. 3 July, 1849; m. 3d, 

30 Oct., 1849, Ann Avery, b. 10 July, 1S05. A farmer. Died 3 

Jan., 1876. 

Br First Wife. 

608 i Hannah, b. 16 July, 1S12, d. 16 Mar , 1S13. 

609 ii Hannah, b. 7 Dec, 1813, m. , Joseph Philbrick, and had a son, d. 12 

Aug., 1844. 

610 iii Mary, b. 18 Dec, 1815, m. , Lowell Brown, and had Mary, Charle3 

and Cora, d. 10 Nov., 1854. 

611 iv Charles, b. 23 June, 1S19, d. 11 April. 1821. 

612 v Harriet B., b. 26 June, 1821, m. 1st, 12 Dec, 1837, Chase Osgood, and had 

Eveline F., b. 16 Dec, 1838, Fred'k F., b 23 Dec, 1842 : m. 2d, 20 
June, 1848, George W. Sargent, and had Nancy E., b. 10 Feb., 1549, d. 
1 Feb., 1871, Amanda H , b. 9 Feb., 1855, George H., b. 23 May, 1856, 
Sam. r ddy, b. 1 March, 1SG2, d. 13 Dec , 1864. 
Br Third Wife 

613 vi Hannah A., b. 7 Aug., 1850, d. 17 Feb., 1862. 

171 Charles, 6 b. 9 Feb., 1795; m. 16 Oct., 1820, Betsey 

Mowe. Served in the war of 1812. Died 27 June, 1827. 

614 i Jane M., b. 2 Aug., 1822, m. 21 Oct., 1845, Eben W. Mason, and had Geo. 

Carroll, b. 16 Sept., 18 7, d 4 Nov., 1S75. 

+615 ii John M , b 29 Feb., 1824, m. 7 Nov., 1S61, Susan C. Herbert, d. 10 Aug., 

f616 iii Charles M., b. 13 Feb., 1826, m. 27, May, 1854, Susan E. Sterens. 

17G Benjamin 6 , b. , 1773; m. Sarah Uren ; d. 1 May, 

1846, ee 67. Resided in Andover; a farmer; d. 3 March, 1812. 

617 i Sally, b. , 1800; m. Jona Morey; d. . 

t 618 ii Moses T., b. , 1S02; m. Brasilia Woodward, New London, N. H.; d. 2 

June, 1838. 
f 619 iii Aaron, b. 6 May, 1S04; m. 1st, 25 Nov., 1826, Sally Carr; 2d, 10 Nov., 

1844, Susan Howard. 

620 iv John M., b. , 1807; m. ; d. in Louisville, Ky., 1835. 

621 v Mary, b. , 1809; d. 24 Dec, 1816. 

622 vi James W., b. 2 May, 1811; d. in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, 1839. 

623 vii Mehitable, b. , 1812; m. 27 Nov., 1833, Col. J03. B. Carr. 

177 Edmund II 6 ., b. , 1774; m. 11 May, 1802, Mehitable 

Uren, d. 3 Nov., 1852; d. 18 August, 1834. 

624 i Sally, b. 11 Sept., 1803; d. 31 May, 1828. 

625 ii James, b. 28 Feb., 1806; m. 1st, Betsey Carr of Wilmot; 2d, 9 July, 1837, 

Theodate Rowe. 

626 iii Reuben, b. 17 April, 1808; d 6 April, 1815. 

627 iv Edmund, b. 19 June, 1811; d. 20 Nov., 1816. 


628 v Benjamin, b. 25 June, 1S13; m. 1st, 31 Deo., 1835, Sally Brown; d. 9 Jan., 
1842; 2d, 7 Oct. 1845, Mary Brown, sister to above; d. 18 Sept., 1863. 
629' vi Reuben, 2d., b. 22 April, 1816; d 31 Oct , 1820. 

630 vii Joel, b. 9 June, 1S19; in. 30 July, 1840, Elizabeth Cilley. Went to Mary- 

land when young. Res. Baltimore, 3. p. 

631 viii Silas M., b. 14 March, 1822, unmarried; d. 7 Oct., 1848. 

182 Aaron 6 , m. 1st, 8 Nov., 1803, Meriam Sleeper, - 2d, 30 
Jan., 1806, Lydia Currier, b. 12 Aug., 1787, d. 27 June, 1858. 
He lived in Andover ; was a farmer, Justice of the Peace, a select- 
man for several years, member of the Legislature for two years, 
and a prominent Freemason. 

t 632 i Aaron, b. 3 Feb , 1807, m. 1st, 29 Dec., 1825, Eliza Rolfe, 2d, 8 Sept , 1839, 

Emily Severos; d. 22 July, 1870. 
633 ii Miriam, b. 2 Oct., 1808, in. 13 Nov., 1827, Sam'J Morrill; d. 11 May, 1842. 
f 634 iii John B., b. 10 Sept , 1810, m. 26 Oct., 1835, Mercy A. Taylor of Harvard, 

Mass., d. 24 May, 1870. 
t 635 iv Benjamin D., b. 10 Oct , 1812, m. 1st, 1 Jan , 1847, Sarah A. Dalton, 2d, 28 

Oct , 1860, Emma J. Severns; d. 8 Dec, 1876. 
636 v Lydia, b. 28 Jan , 1815; d. 15 April, 1825. 
f 637 vi Ebenezer C, b. 6 April, 1816, m. 4 June, 1816, Phebe A. Cilley. 
f 638 vii Andrew J , b. 16 July, 1S18, m. 1st, 20 March, 1842, Nancy J. Severns, 2d, 

May, 1846, Susan Bowman, 3d, 3 July, 1853, Mrs. Susan (Bartlett) 


639 viii Abagail, b 18 July, 1820, m, 5 May, 1842, John Bailey. 

640 ix Adaline, b. 2 Sept., 1823; d. 26 March, 1835. 

641 x William W., b. 27 Dec , 1S30, m. Lives in Colorado. 

183 Jabez 6 , b. , 1786 ; m. 1st, Miss Dolly Gove of Wil- 

mot; 2d, 30 July, 1817, Mehitable, b. 27 April, 1790, sister of 
Lydia and dau. of Ebenezer Currier, a soldier of the revolution. 

Child by 1 st wife : 

f 642 i Nathan G., b. 29 Aug., 1811; m. 21 Nov , 1834, Amy S. Phelp3. 

Children by 2d wife : 

643 ii Jasper II., b. 15 August, 1813; m Mary Rowell. Lives in Franklin, 
N. H., 8. p. 
t 644 iii Asa B., b. 23 Dec , 1817; m. Harriet Sanborn. 
t 645 iv Stephen F., b. 13 June, 1820; m. 26 May, 1841, Mary A. Mitchell. 

646 v William IL, b. 21 Sept , 1822. Blacksmith, Modesta, Cal. 

647 vi Mary A., b ; m. Solomon Kenniston. 

187 George 7 , (Silley) m. 1st, Mary A. dau. of John R. and 
Jane Graflfam ; 2d, Sarah E. Holmes, a widow and dau. of John 
and Betsey Little6eld of Kennebunk, Me. Is a house carpenter 
and farmer. Enlisted at Augusta, 19 Jan., 1862, in Co. H, 14th 
Me. Infantry. Served under Gen. Butler until after the battle of 


Baton Rouge, then served afterwards under Gen. Banks. Was 
taken prisoner at St. John's parish, La., and paroled. Discharged 
for disability, 10 Aug., 1864. Lives in Saco, Me. 

648 i George W., b. 8 Aug., 1SG0, d. 26 July, 1861. 

649 ii Charles W., b. 16 Sept , 1S62, d. 4 Oct., 1864. 

650 ill Laura E , b. 13 Feb , 1865. 

651 iv Elizabeth A., b. 6 April, 1867. 

652 v Martha T.,b. 14 Sept, 1869. 

188 Willis, 7 (Cilley) m. Elphronia, b. 26 Feb., 1838, dau. of 
Aaron and Nancy Batchelder. Lives in South Killingly, Conn. 

653 i Ella E., b. 13 June, I860. 

654 ii George 0., b, 19 Dec, 1861. 

655 Hi Cora B , b. 20 Jan., 1864. 

656 iv Ida D., b. 13 April, 1866. 

657 v Maria E., b 26 Aug., 1870. 

658 vi Charles A., b. 25 June, 1872, d. 18 July, 1873. 

659 vii Either G., b. 25 April, 1875. 

196 Nathan 7 (Sellea), b. in Saco, Me. Moved to North Yar- 
mouth, m. 1817, A bag-ail, dau. of William and Elizabeth (Brestow) 
Wormell, who d. 18 April, 1836. Went to Thomaston in 1819. 
Was a potter; d. 4 Oct., 1821. 

660 i Mary Ann, b. 28 Feb , 1818; unmarried. Lives in Thomaston. 

661 ii Lucy Phillips, b 22 Nov , 1819, m. 1 Oct., 1837, Henry H. J. Watts, who d. 6 

Sept., 1874, and had: 1, Calvin Newton, b. 23 Mar., 1839; 2, Oicar, b. 
16 April, 1841; he sailed from San Francisco with Capt Robert Snow in 
1866, and the vessel was never heard from; 3, Lucy J. ,b 24 Aug., 1846; 
4, Abagail S., b 9 J*n., 1848; 5, Orris L , b. 19 May, 1849; 6, Leander 
M., b. 11 May, 1850, 7, Joseph Henry, b. 11 Jan., 1853, d. 27 Sept., 

662 Hi Abagail E., b. 10 April, 1821, m. 1st, 1 Sept., 1836, Noah Miller, who d. 16 

April, 1845; they had: 1, Nathan S., b. 16 Oct., 1839, d. 9 April, 1875; 
2, Edward F., b. 21 May, 1841; m 2d, 1 Nov., 1845, Geo. G. Mitchell. 
whod 11 July, 1862; they had Margaret E , b. 8 June, 1846, Lucy, A.. 
b. 3 Mav, 1848, William F., b. 30 July, 1852, George Benjamin, b. 29 
May, 1835, d. 31 Aug., 1855, George G., tf. 18 July, 1858. 

198 Caleb 7 (Sellea), b. in Saco, m. Elizabeth D. Berry of Lim- 

ington ; d. 18 May, 1825. 

f 663 i Charles H., b. 27 Feb., 1819, m. 1st, Elizabeth Taylor of Wells; 2d. 12 Dec., 
1851, Helen Marshall. 
664 ii Mary Ann, b. 16 Oct., 1822, m. 15 Feb., 1843, Jos. Fountain of Saco. 

199 Barnard 7 (Sellea), b. in Saco, m. Statira Bumham, b. 12 
July, 1798; d. 4 Dec, 1832. 


665 i Charles Henry, b. 2 July. 1S25, m. , s. p. Resides in Boston. 

f 666 ii Barnard Gurney, b. 25 June, 1827; married. Children in Boston. 
667 iii Isabella, b. 31 Deo., 1830; died young. 

200 Joseph, 7 (Sellea) b. in Saco ; m. 1st, Martha Ann Gor- 
don, who d. 25 January 1833 ; 2d, Mary Jane Johnson ; 3d, July, 
Melissa Hoyt, who d. July, 1865. Is a farmer and resides in 
Saco, Me. By 1st wife : 

668 i Sarah Elizabeth, b. 4 July, 1828; m. 27 May, 1855, Harrison D. Harmon, 
Hiram, Me. 

669- ii Lucy Ann, b. ; d. young. 

670 iii John, b. ; d. 19 July, 1833. 

By 2d wife : 

t 671 iv William Raight, b. 11 Oct., 1835, m. 1 April, 1861. 

672 v Martha A., b. 13 Nov., 1837; m. 13 Oct., 1870, John Lank, Needham, 


673 vi Joseph, Jr., b. 15 April, 1840. Resides in Ossipee, N. H. 

By 3d wife : 

674 vii Lucy, b. 3 April, 1856. Resides in Buxton, Me. 

675 viii Charles E., b. 10 May, 1S62. Resides in Biram, Me. 

676 ix Rufus, b. July, 1803. Resides in Sanford, Me. 

202 Oliver 7 (Sellea), b. in Saco. 

677 i Sally, b. , 1826. 

678 ii Mary, b. . 

203 Osman 7 (Sellea), b. in Saco. 

679 i Oliver, b. 18 July, 1832, m. 6 Oct , 1854, Elvesa Half. Was a soldier in Co. 
H, 5th Me., from Gorham. 

680 ii John, b. 4 March, 1835. Was a soldier in Co. L, 5th Me., from Saco. 

207 Benjamin 7 (Cilley), b. in Nottingham. Moved to Ohio 
with his father; married. A farmer. 

681 i Selina Dorcas, b. 4 Feb , 1825, m. 18 June, 1840. 

682 ii Elizabeth M., b. 19 June, 1826, m. 2 July, 1851, Uriah Rice. 

683 iii Joseph, b. 23 Jan., 1831, m. 1st, 27 Sept., 1853, Mary Hughes, 2d, 24 Deo , 
1862, Mary H. Hunt. 

684 iv Martha Ann, b. 28 May, 1832, ra. 8 Sept., 1853, James M. Rifuer. 

685 v Cecilia, b. 2 July, 1838, m. 10 Nov., 1857, Sam Kessinger Anderson; d. 30 
May, 1865. 

208 Jonathan 7 , b. 7 Jan., 1 ?93, m. 24 Oct., 1830, Sarah, dau. 
of Rensalaer and Sarah (Heisted) Lee of Saratoga Co., N. Y. 
Moved West with his father in 1804, and engaged in agricultural 
pursuits until 21 years of age. Studied law. Took an active 


in politics, and was an ardent Jackson Democrat. Was a State 
Senator in Ohio, an Elector for President Martin Van Buren, and 
Judge of the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas in Cincin- 
nati ; retired in 1840, and in 1855 removed to Glendule, 0. lie an indulgent father, "of high moral character, smooth culture, 
one of the old school gentlemen. " He d. 29 Dec, 1874. 

686 i Josephine Maria, b. 10 April, 1832, m. 6 May, 1852, John Rudolph Neff, Jr., 
of Philadelphia, and had issue: 1, Randolph Lee, b. 13 Aug., 1853; 2d, 
Narcissa, b. 8 Deo , 1856; 3d, Sarah Josephine, b. 16 Oct , 1861; 4th, 
Jonathan Cilley, b. 22 Aug., 1866. 
f 687 ii Rensaleer Lee, b 27 March, 1834, m. 25 April, 1860, Sarah Stanford. 
f 688 iii Henry, b. 16 April, 1836; married. 
f 689 iv Jona. Longfellow, b. 25 Jan , 1838, m 26 April, 1869, Mary P. Hubbard. 

690 v Greenleaf, b. 25 Aug., 1840, m. 25 June, 1874, Laura Williams. 
* 691 vi Sarah Lee, b. 29 Dec , 1843, m. 26 Jan , 1864, H. Benton Teetor. 

692 vii Caroline Louise, b. 31 Dec, 1846; died young. 

211 Bradbury 7 , m. Harriet, dau. of Elias and Elizabeth ( ) 

Hedges. He was a person of great energy and iudustry, aud 
acquired a large fortune. 

" Bradbury had dark hair and eyes; was full six feet tall and 
well proportioned ; was noted for his strength aud that he needed 
no other protector nor protection than his own right arm — a blow 
from it would have been like a sledge hammer. lie always lived 
at Colerain, near the old homestead. Was very successful in 
raising stock, and had excellent judgment in his real estate tran- 
sactions. His estate was valued at about $400,000 ;; It will be 
noticed that many of his descendants bear the name of Bediuger. 
The ancestors of this family were pioneers in Kentucky, and the 
Bedingers are still living on the land once occupied by Daniel 

693 i Emily, b. 16 Feb., 1836, m. 3 June, 1857, James Poole, who b. 29 March, 

1834. They lived in Groesbeck, Ham Co., Ohio, and had : Ida, b 1 
May, 1858, Allyn Cilley, b 18 Aug., I860, Evelyn, b. 8 March, 1S63, 
Ellen Hardin, b. 18 Jan., 1865, Harriet Hedges, b. 16 Dec, 1868, 
Bradbury Cilley, b. 26 Aug"., 1873, and Emi y, b 26 June, 1876. 

694 ii Mary, b. 7 April, 1838, m. 25 Dec, I860, Daniel Bedinger, b 13 July, 1835. 

They reside in Richwood, Boone Co., Kentucky, and had: Harriet, b. 
2 Dec, 1861, Daniel Everett, b 24 March, 1863, Henry, b 9 Feb., 
1865, Jonathan Cilley, b. 22 Jan., 1867, Benjimin Franklin, b 18 
June, 1869, Columbus Cilley, b. 24 March, 1871, Mary Cilley, b. 11 
April, 1875, d. 24 June, 1877. 

♦Sarah and H. Benton Teetor had issue: Josephine Cilley, b. 27 Oct., 1867, Helen 
Dudley, b. 6 Dec, 1870, Howard Lee, b. 13 Sept., 1873. 


f 695 iii Columbus, b. 4 Not. 1S39, m 30 Oct., 1867, Agne3 Anderson, d. 28 Aug., 

696 iv Elizabeth Ann, b. 12 July, 1842, m 5 Feb., 1862, David Bedinger. They 

reside in Rich wood, Boone Co , Kentucky, and had: Olivia Morgan, 
b. 30 Oct., 1862, Jessie, b. 29 Oct., 1864, Bradbury Cilley, b. 18 Aug., 
1866, Ann Elizabeth, b. 27 Sept., 1868, Agnes, b. 22 March, 1871, 
Emily Daisey, b. 16 March, 1873. 

697 T Harriet, b. 11 March, 1844, m. 1st, 19 May, 1863, Benj. F. Bedinger, who 

was b 12 Oct., 1843, and d. 12 Sept. 1868, and had Benjamin F , b. 
1 March, 1864, Henrietta Clay, b. 10 Aug!, 1866, Harriet, b 16 Dec, 
1868, m. 2d, 25 Nov., 1874, Alphonse C. Turner. They reside in Rosa, 
Butler Co., Ohio, and have Edna, b 7 March, 1876. 

698 vi Bradbury, b. 27 Nov., 1846, d. 19 Jan., 1850. 

699 vii Martha Ellen, b. 6 August, 1848, d. 22 Feb., 1849. 

700 viii Sarah Jane Marsh, b. 17 March, 1853, m. 21 June, 1875, Silas Elder Moor- 
bead, b. 5 June, 1853. They reside in Ham. Co., Ohio, and have 
Edith, b. 25 April, 1876. 

217 Col. Joseph 7 was b. in Nottingham, N. H. Educated at 
Atkinson Academy. He was commissioned as Ensign in the 1st 
Co. of the 18th Regt, by Gov. Jno. Lang-don, on the 17th Oct., 
1811. On March 12th, 1812, he was appointed an Ensign in the 
U. S. Army,' and ordered for duty in Capt. Jno. McClary's Co., 
11th Regt, U. S. Infantry, then commanded by Col. Isaac Clarke 
of Vt. He was promoted to Lieut. March 17th, 1814, transferred 
to the 21st U. S. Infantry commanded by Col. Miller, and was in 
the battle of Chippewa. In the battle of Bridgewater or "Lundy's 
Lane," he was badly wounded by a musket ball, producing a com- 
pound fracture of the thigh bone. Soon afterwards he was bre- 
vetted captain for his gallantry in that battle. 

The action of the 21st Regiment in this engagement, deserves 
mention. The enemy, after his repulse at Chippewa, July 4, 1814, 
on the 25th of July appeared in force at Queenstown, aDd his fleet 
arrived and lay near Fort Niagara. Gen. Scott, with the First 
Brigade, Towson artillery, and all the dragoons and cavalry, was 
ordered to march towards Queenstown, to report if the enemy 
appeared, and to call for assistance if necessary. Scott pushed 
on his command with vigor, and upon his arrival a't the Falls found 
the enemy, under Gen. Riall, directly in front, behind a narrow 
strip of woods, and in line of battle upon Lundy's Lane — a ridge 
of land nearly at right angles with the Niagara, and about a mile 
below the falls. Gen. Scott sent information to Gen. Brown, and 
his advance commenced skirmishing about half-past 5 P. M.; but 
the action did not commence in earnest till near 7 P. M. The 


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British were in much larger force, and were able to extend their 
lines much further and to make flank movements. To counteract 
this advantage our troops fought in detachments and charged in 
column, each upon their own responsibility, until Gen. Brown came 
up with the remainder of the forces. Major Jessup taking advan- 
tage of a wood between a road parallel to the river and the river, 
through which he led his regiment, turned the enemy's left, took 
Gen. Riall and some of his principal officers prisoners, and charg- 
ing back regained his position in gallant style. Meanwhile, the 
enemy moved a battalion to the rear of our right'flank, but were 
promptly met by Major McNeil with the Eleventh, and driven back 
with 'great slaughter. Thus the contest raged for an hour ; the 
British infantry driven back at each point by turns, but holding 
their position through a powerful battery o/ 2 twenty-fours, 4 
sixes, and three howitzers, planted upon a rising ground aud com- 
manding the field, and keeping up a destructive and incessant fire. 

Now came Ripley's brigade, containing Lieut. Cilley's regiment, 
to the front, greeted by cheer after cheer by the combatants, en- 
veloped in smoke and mad with excitement. While forming for 
evening parade, the booming of cannon and rattle of small arms 
announced that Scott had found the enemy. They moved imme- 
diately, and at the double quick, actually running three miles be- 
twixt the camp and the battle-field. Porter's brigade followed 
them. Both were soon deployed and hurled against the enemy, 
but the battery upon the hill made sad havoc among our troops. 
It became evident to Gen. Brown that the British battery must be 
carried, to insure success. He turned to gallant Miller of the 21st, 
and ordered him to storm the battery. "I'll try, sir," was the 
laconic reply. The contest that followed is well described in a 
letter written by Col. Miller: 

" I had short of 300 men with me, as my regiment had been 
weakened by numerous details made from it during the day. I 
however immediately Qbeyed the order. We could see all their 
slow-matches and port-fires burning and ready. I did not know 
what side of the work had the most favorable approach, but hap- 
pened to hit upon a very favorable place, notwithstanding we 
advanced upon the mouths of their pieces. There was an old rail 
fence on the side where we approached undiscovered by the 
enemy, with a small growth of shrubbery by the fence, and within 
less than two rods of the cannons' mouth. I then very cautiously 


ordered my men to rest across the fence, take good aim, fire, and 
rush ; which was done in style. Not a man at the cannons was 
left to put fire to them We got into the center of their park be- 
fore they had time to oppose us. A British line was formed and 
lying in strong position to protect their artillery; the moment we 
got to the center they opened a most destructive flank fire on us ; 
killed a great many, and attempted to charge with their bayonets. 
We returned the fire so warmly they were compelled to stand. 
We fought hand to hand for some time, so close that the blaze of 
our guns crossed each other; but we compelled them to abandon 
their whole artillery, ammunition, wagons and all, amounting to 
seven pieces of elegant brass cannon, one of which was a twenty- 
four pounder, with eight horses and harnesses, though some of the 
horses were killed. The British made two more attempts to charge 
us at close quarters, both of which we repulsed before I was re- 
inforced by the First and Twenty-third regiments; and even after 
that, the British charged with their whole line three several times, 
and after getting within half pistol shot of us were compelled to 
give way. I took with my regiment, between thirty and forty 

This charge took place about 10 o'clock at night, in moonlight. 
Col. Miller's regiment lost in killed, wounded and missing, one 
^hundred and twenty-six, nearly one half its strength. Lieut. Cil- 
ley's company led in the charge on the guns, and every commis- 
sioned and every non-commissioned officer present with the com- 
pany was either killed or wounded. This was one of the most 
sanguinary battles of the war, and the gallant act of Col. Miller 
and the noble Twenty-first was the admiration of every one. 

Ee was in the battle of Chrystlers fields, on the St. Lawrence, 
and served through the war with distinction, and was retained in 
the army on the peace establishment, until he resigned his com- 
mission in July, 1816. An explosion of cartridges at Detroit, 
Mich., caused the loss of his right eye. On the 21st June, 1817, 
he was commissioned as Quartermaster on the staff of the IstDiv. 
N. TI. Militia, and in 1821 as Div. Inspector, and in 1827 appointed 
an aide upon the staff of Gov. Benjamin Pierce. In 1846 he was 
elected by the Legislature to the U. S. Senate, to fill the vacancy 
caused by the resignation of Hon. Levi Woodbury. Upon the 
close of his senatorial term, Col. Cilley returned to his farm in 
Nottingham. There he remains in the quiet enjoyment of a com- 


petence, with the reputation of a brave and gallant soldier, an. 
upright and honorable man, and has the respect and esteem of his 
fellow men. Although in his 88th year, his faculties, excepting 
his eyesight, are remarkably good, and his judgment is as sound 
and as much sought after as ever. 

He m. 15 Dec, 1824, Elizabeth, dau. of Nathaniel and Anna 
' (Cilley 68) Williams, who d. Jan. 25, 18-43. 

701 i Nathaniel Williams, b. 10 Sept., 1625, unmarried, d. 4 Oct., 1S55. 

702 ii * Martha Ann, b. 2 April, 1S27, m. 4 May, 1S53, Dr. Chaa S Downes and 
had: i Bessie Williams, b. 7 March, 1855, d. 21 March, 13b9. ii 
Frederick Cilley, b. 26 Oct., 1864, d. 15 Feb., 1869. iii Joseph Cilley, 
b. 15 April, 1870. 

703 iii Enoch Poor, b 4 June, 1829, Ijw' * unmarried, d. 11 July, 1873. 

704 iv Greenieaf Longfellow, b. 4 June, 1829, > wlDs » j n j une> i$3V 

705 v Victoria Elizabeth, b 24 Sept., 1831, m. 29 April, 1857, Thomas Bradbury 

Bartlett, and had: i Nathaniel Cilley, b 22 June, 1858. A student at 

Harvard College, ii Anne Elizabeth, b. 18 Feb., 1861. iii Joseph 

Bradbury, b. 11 Feb., 1S63. iv Mary Victoria, b. 22 April, 1865. v 

Jennie Nealley, b. 2 March, 1871. vi Benjamin Thomas, b. 9 Nov. 

f 706 vi Joseph Nealley, b. 15 Feb., 1833, m. 19 Aug., 1S74, Mary Butler. 

707 vii Jennie Osborne, b. 28 Oct , 1836, unmarried, d. 11 Sept , 1876. 

708 viii Jonathan, b. 19 July 1833, d. 15 Jan , 1853. 

709 ix Frederick, b. 21 Feb , 1841, d. 17 April, 1861. 

221 Hon. Jonathan 7 , b. 2 July, 1802, in Nottingham, N. II., 
Prepared for College at Atkinson Academy, X. H. Entered Bow- 
doin College, and graduated in the celebrated class of 1825. 
Moved to Thomaston, Me., and commenced the practice of law; 
m. Deborah, b. July, 1808, d. 14 Aug., 1844, dau. of Hon. 
Hezekiah and Isabella (Coombs) Prince. (Vide the Prince Gene- 
alogy in note.) Was elected member of the Legislature in 1831- 
33-34-35. In 1835-6 was elected Speaker of the House, and in 
1836 was elected Representative to the 25th Congress. Was 
killed in a duel with the Hon. W. J. Graves, M. C. of Kentucky, 
Feb. 24, 1838, near Washington, D. C. 

Hawthorne in his American notes, thus speaks of him under 
date of Friday, July 28, 183T : "Saw my classmate and intimate 
friend Cilley for the first time since we graduated. He has met 
with good success in life, in spite of circumstances, having strug- 
gled upward against bitter opposition, by the force of his own 
abilities, to be a member of Congress after having been for some 
time the leader of his own party in the State Legislature. 
We met like old friends, and conversed almost as freely as we 


used to in college days, twelve years ago and more. He is a 
singular person, shrewd, crafty, insinuating, with wonderful tact, 
seizing on each man by his mauageable poiut, and using him for 
his own purpose. His conversation was full of natural feeling, 
the expression of which can hardly be misunderstood, and his 
revelations with regard to himself had really a great deal of frank- 
ness. He spoke of his ambition, of the obstacles he had encoun- 
tered, of the means by which he had overcome them, imputing 
great efficacy to his personal intercourse with people, and his 
study of their characters ; then of his course as a member of the 
legislature and Speaker, and his style of speaking and its effects. 
Then as 4o his private affairs, he spoke of his marriage, of his 
wife, his children, and told me, with tears in his eyes, of the death 
of a dear little girl, and how it effected him, and how impossible 
it had been for him to believe that she was really to die. A man 
of the most open nature might well have been more reserved to a 
friend, after twelve years of separation, than Cilley was to me. 
He by no means feigns the good feeling that he professes, nor is 
there anything affected in the frankness of his conversation, audit 
is that which makes him so very fascinating. There is such a 
quantity of truth and kindliness and warm affections, that a man's 
heart opens to him, in spite of himself. He deceives by truth, 
and is, when occasion demands, bold and fierce as a tiger; deter- 
mined, and even straightforward and undisguised in his measures/' 

The news of his death produced intense excitement in Thomas- 
ton. Friend and foe joined alike in the general mourning and in 
the warmest tributes to his worth. A large meeting was held 
March 7, 1838, at which strong resolutions, reported by a com- 
mittee of 43, were adopted ; expressions of the intense feeling of 
sorrow and indignation that pervaded the community. An ode, 
composed for the occasion, by Mrs. Woodhull, was sung, and 
speeches made by L. II. Chandler, Herman Stevens, J. O'Brien, 
J. S. Abbot, P. Keegan, Beder Fales, S. C. Fessenden and W. J. 
Farley. The latter said : " We were always political opponents 
and professional rivals, but amid all the bitterness of party strife, 
in all the warmth of professional controversy, our personal friend- 
ship was never for a moment interrupted. Mr. Cilley was politi- 
cally a warm partizan. Of an ardent temperament, burning for 
distinction, conscious of powers with which God had endowed 
.hiin, and fearless in the expression of his feeliugs, it was impos- 


Bible that he should not make enemies as well as friends. " Never 
was a duel pressed to a fatal close in the face of such open kindness 
as was expressed by Mr. Cilley. His error was a generous one, 
since he fought for what he deemed the honor of New England. 
He said to a friend just before the fatal day, " I am driven to 
this meeting by a positive compulsion. I have done all that an 
honorable man can do to avert it. Why should I acknowledge 
that man (Webb) to be a gentlemen and a man of honor ? In truth 
and conscience I could not do so, and still less can I have it so 
unreasonably extorted from me by force and threat. I have no 
ill-will nor disrespect towards Graves. He knows it, and I have 
repeatedly and fully expressed it. I abhor the idea of taking his 
life, and will do nothing not forced upon me in self-defense. The 
pretext of the challenge is absurd. I understand the conspiracy 
to destroy me as a public man. But New England must not be 
trampled on ! and I go to this field sustained by as high a motive 
of patriotism as ever led my grandfather or brother to battle : as an 
unhappy duty, not to be shrunk from, to ray honor, my principles, 
and my country." He died a martyr to the right of free speech. 

f 710 i Greenleaf, b. 27 Oct., 1829, m 13 May, I860, Malvina Vernet. 

711 ii Jane Nealley, b 31 July, 1331, d. 19 May, 1836. 

712 iii Bowdoin Longfellow, b 1 Sept , 1833, d. 25 June, 1834. 

f 713 iv Jonathan Prince, b. 29 Dec, 1835, m. 10 Oct., 1866, Caroline A. Lazell, 
who d. 7 April, 1871. 
714 v Julia Draper, b. 20 Dec. 1837; m. 27 Jan., 1864, Ellis D , son of the Rev. 
Jonathan Ellis and Julia Ann (Draper) Lazell of Spencer, Mass. He 
was b. 7 May, 1832, and d. in Rockland, Me., 13 Feb , 1875. He 
served during the war of the Rebellion as Lieut, and Quartermaster in the 
Garalaldi Guards, 39th N. Y. Vols. Was Captain and A. Q. M onthesUff 
of Stahl's Brigade. They had: i James Draper, b 16 April 1867. ii 
Elli3 Warren, b. 11 Oct., 1869. iii Theodore Studley, b. 20 Aug., 1871. 

Note of the Prince Genealogy. 

John Prince, Rector of East Sheff>rd in Berkshire, Eng., m. Elizabeth, dau. of the 
Rev Dr. Tolderburg, and had: i John, b. in E. Sheffurd, 1610, m. 1st, Alice Honour, 2d, 
Anne, d. 16 Aug , 1676; ii Francis, a merchant in London; iii ai:d iv sons; v, vi, vii, 
viii, ix, x, xi, daughters. 

John (2) b. 1610, in E. Sheffurd; was at Watertown. X. E., about 1633, then at Hing- 
ham: settled at Nantasket, 1638: 1st Ruling Elder at Hull, 1644, aod d. there. Issue 
by 1st wife only — i John, b 1638: ii Elizabeth, b 1640, m. about 1662, Josiah Loring, 
who d 17 Feb., 1713 14: she d 13 May, 1727 +lii Joseph, b 104§, m. 7 Dec, 1670, 
Joanna Morton: d. 1695 iv Martha, b. 1645, m. Chs. Wheaton. t 7 ^ oD » b- 1647, m. 
Rebecca — : d. 1694. -fvi Samuel, b. May, 1649, m. 1st, 9 Dec , 1674, Martha Barstow: 
2d, Mercy Hinkley, d. 3 July, 1728. vii Benjimin, b 1652, d. at Jamaica, W. I. t v m 
Isaac, b 1654, m. 24 Dec , 1679, Mary Turner, d. 7 Nov., 1718. fix Thomas, b. 1658, 
m. Ruth Turner, d. 1704. 


Thomas (3), bap. 3 Aug , at Scitnate, Mass., m. Ruth, dau. of John Turner, Sen., of 
Scituate, d. at Barbadoes, 1704: had i Thomas, b. 1636: ii James, b 1687: iii Ruth, b. 
16S9: iv BeDjamin, b. 1693, m. 1 April, 1717, Abiel Nelson: f J°b> *>. 1695, m. Aba- 
gail Kimball. 

Job (4), m. Abagail Kimball, and had: i Thomas, b. : ii Job, b. ; fin Kim- 
ball, b. 9 May, 1726, m. 13 Nov., 1749, Deborah Futler; iv James, b ; v Christo- 
pher, b. : vi Ruth, b. . 

Kimball, m. Deborah, dau of Deacon John Fuller, and had: i Christopher, b. 22 July, 
1751: ii Kimball, 2d, b. 29 July, 1753: iii Sarah, b. 15 Jan , 1756: iv Ruth, b. 7 May, 
1758: v Deborah, b. 13 July, 1760: vi Noah, b. 18 Jan., 1763: vii Job, b. 22 May, 1765: 
viii John, b. 23 Feb., 1768. 

ix Hezekiah (6), b. 7 Feb , 1771, m 4 Jan , 1798, Isabella, dau. of Lt. Joseph and 
Elizabeth (Gamble) Coombs, who was b. 9 April, 1781, and d. 2 Deo , 1340 He d. 27 
Dec, 1840. They had: i Eliza, b. 14 Oct., 1798, m. 1817, Wm. Pope of Spencer, Mass., 
d. 25 July, 1828: ii Hezekiah, 2d, b 8 Oct., 1S00. m. 23 Oct , 1323, Henrietta Marsh, 
d. 26 July, 1843: iii Sarah, b. 20 July, 1802, m Jan., 1S23, Dr. David Kellogg: iv 
Isabella, b. 10 Feb., 1805, m. 24 June, 1827, Jno. B H.Starr, living in Spencer, Mass. : 
v Deborah, b. 6 July, 1803, m. 2 April, 1829, Hon. Jonathan Cilley, d. 14 Aug., 1844; 
viLucy, b. 25 Aug., 1810, m. 5 July, 1836, E. S. J. Nealley, Esq , d. 17 Sept , 1853; 
vii Joseph, b. 16 Sept., 1814, m. 12 Sept., 1337, Lucinda A. Walker, d. 10 Sept., 1843; 
viii George, b. 9 Aug , 1817, m. 29 April, 1845, Lucy M Rice, living in Bath, Me.; 
ix Nancy Pope b. 25 May, 1820, m. 19 Oct., 1842, Rev. Lorenzo B. Allen, d 1858: 
x Christopher, b. 31 July, 1822, m. 3 May, 1846, Marion W. Webb, Thomas- 
ton, Me. 

2tJ»> Samuel Pluraer 7 , b. in Nottingham ; m. Hannah H. 
Critchett, b. in Epsom, 6 Oct., 1801, and d. there 21 June, 

715 i Joseph, b. 25 March, 1831. Unmarried. He was one of the first to enlist in 
the late war of the rebellion. Served 3 mos. in the 1st R. I Cavalry, 
and was honorably discharged. Re-enlisted 20th Tan., 1862, and re- 
mained in active service in Virginia until Feb., 1865, when he returned 
to Concord, N. H., as a recruiting officer, and while thus employed died 
• • in Chichester, N. H , 6 March, 1865. 
f716 ii Daniel Thomas, b. 1 May, 1834, m. 4 July, 1859, Lydia A. Babb. 

717 iii Hannah P., b. 16 April, 1837, m. 1st, 8 May, 1858, Elbridge L. Swain of North- 
wood, who served in the 11th N. H., and d. at Newport News, Va , 17 
March, 1863: 2d, 10 Oct., 1871, Chaa. A. Steele of Chichester. 

928 Rev. Daniel Plumer 7 , m. Adelaide Ayres, b. 13 Jan., 
1813, dau. of Abner and Elizabeth P. (Ayres) Haines of Canter- 
bury, N. IT. Was ordained 6 Feb., 1833, as pastor, and served as 
such in Northwood and New Market, until 1839, when he removed 
to Pittsfield and remained there four years. In 1843 he was called 
to his pastorate in Manchester, X. H., and remained there seven 
years. Declining- health caused his resignation, and after two 
years in the country he regained his health and moved to Boston 


and lived there five years. Served two years at Great Falls, N. 
H., and three years in Farmington. Here he was given leave 
of absence by the church to enter the 8th N. H. Yols., as Chap- 
lain, com. 4 Nov., 1861. Served in the Dept of the Gulf, under 
Gens. B. F. Butler and N. P. Banks, and was in every action in 
which his regiment took part. It suffered severely at Port Hud- 
son and in the Red river campaign. When his regiment was 
disbanded at the expiTation of its enlistment, he was commissioned 
as Chaplain of the 2nd New York Yeteran Cavalry, and was with his 
regiment until honorably mustered out in December, 1865, when 
the civil war was virtually closed. lie was sent as a missionary 


by the American Missionary Association to Alabama, but soon 
compelled to return North by ill-health. He resides at present in 
Farmington, N. II. 

During the Rev. Daniel's active years he married between TOO 
and 800 couples, baptised about 1000 people, and attended many 
funerals. He has the pleasant consciousness of knowing that he 
invariably left his churches in a very much more prosperous con- 
dition than he found them. 

f718 i Clinton Albert, b. 16 Feb., 1S37, m. 9 Sept , 186S, Emma S. Harper of N. C. 

719 ii Adelaide HaiDes, b. 23 Feb., 1843, in Manchester, X. H., m. 1st, 1 May, 1862, 

Dr Nathan, son of Dr. D. T and Clara C Parker: he d. 31 Dec , 1866. 
2d, 15 Aug., 1871, John Waldroo, E»q.,of Farmington. Issue: 1 Ade- 
laide Cecil, b. 17 May, 1872 ii Elizabeth Pearl, b. 25 Aug , lo73. 

720 iii Emma Stark, b. 21 Sept., 1851: d. 19 Sept., 1852. 

721 iv Daniel Plummer, Jr., b. 27 Nov., 1854, m. 19 May, 1875, Velma A. Waldron. 

722 v Joseph Bradbury, b. 25 April, 1856, in Boston. 

230 William Plumer, 7 m. 1st, Emmeline, dan. of Samuel and 
Abigail (Goss) Whitney, b. June 8, 1S06, d. 27 Oct., 1861; 2d, 
Nancy J. Dudley nee Ames, dau. of Parker Ames. 

f 723 i Charles Whitney, b. 5 Aug , 1836, m. 25 May, 1858, Ann M. Ames. 

724 ii Abbie Whitney, b 24 July, 1839, m. 25 Nov., 1858, Clifton B. llildreth of 

Suncook, X. H. 

725 iii George H., b. 24 July, 1843, d. 2 April, 1863. 

By 2d wife : 

726 iv Emma, b. 11 April, 1864. 

231 Jonathan Longfellow 7 , twin brother to Wm. P., m. Har- 
riet, dau. of Samuel and Abigail (Goss) Whitney. 

727 i Helen Maria, b. Jan., 1833, unmarried, d. 185 — . 

728 ii Antoinette, b. , m. Thomas Jones. 

729 iii Harriet Jane, b. , 184 — , m. Col. John George. 


233 Joseph Longfellow 7 , married Lavinia Bagley, dau. of the 
Hod. John Kelley of Exeter. Resided in Nottingham and Exeter. 

f 730 i Bradbury Longfellow, b. Sept. 6, 1838, m. July 3, 1S64, Amanda C. Morris. 

f 731 ii John Kelly, b. 13 April, 1840, m. 14 April, 1868, Helen L. Hutching. 

t 732 iii Jacob Poor, b. 10 June, 1841, m. 22 Sept., 1ST0, Eugenia E. Davi3. 

733 iv Joseph Longfellow, b. 23 Dec , 1842. Graduated at Harvard in 1864. 

During the rebellion served as a Civil Clerk in the Quartermaster's 
Department for one year. 

734 v Charles Emery, b. 20 March, 1845, d. 2 May, 1845. 

735 vi Alice Lavina, b. 6 Dec, 1648. 

736 vii George Enoch, b. 29 April, 1851. 

737 viii Edward Hilton, b. 2 July, 1855. 

738 ix Harriet Susan, b. 25 March, 1856. 

739 x Emma, b. 2 Jan , 1860. 

234 John Osgood resides in Nottingham and Pittsfield. A 
farmer; m. Henrietta Butler, b. Dec. 24, 1813, dau. of Ebenezer 
and Sally (Hersey) Butler of Nottingham. 

740 i Laura Osgood, b. 5 March, 1834, m. 27 Nov., 1856, Wm. Henry Berry of 


741 ii Walter Longfellow, b 24 Feb., 1836. Died at Manchester, 21 Feb., 1857. 

742 iii Harriet Poor, b. 3 May, 1833, m. 29 Aug.; 1S60, Win. B. Blake of Ray- 

mond, d. 11 July, 1873; had Mable C , b. 20 July, 1862. 

743 iv Martha Butler, b. 29 Jan., 1841, d. 23 June, 1849. 

744 v Sarah Hersey, b. 19 Nov., 1843, m 16 June, 1S69, Jas. D Butler. f 

745 vi Henrietta Butler, b. 3 Aug., 1845, m. 3 Aug., 1865, Benj Dow Mathews of 

Lee.; have Albert, b. 11 Apr., 1867, Florence, b. 26 June, 1869. 

746 vii John Henry, b. 24 Feb , 1848. 

747 viii Frank Osgood, b 16 Aug., 1851, d. 18 Jan., 1853. 

236 Jacob Green, m. 1st, 1845, Emma Stark, a descendant of 
Gen. Stark of Revolutionary fame, who died without issue, 16 
Feb, 1859; 2nd, 29 Jan., 1861, Martha Cilley, dau. of Rev. 
Nathaniel and Elizabeth Ann (Cilley) Bouton. A manufacturer in 
Manchester, N. H. 

748 i Harry, b. 13 May, 1862. 

749 ii Florence, b. . Died young. 


£38 Bradbury Poor. 7 Graduated at Dartmouth, 1843; law- 
yer, Manchester. Was elected Mayor of Manchester in 1877, 
(Aug*.) but declined the office. Was Colonel on Gov. Goodwin's 
staff, 1859 and 1861. 
750 i Martha Poor, b. 20 Feb., 1859. 

♦Children— Walter Cilley, b. Dec 6, 1862, William, b. July 13, 18G6, Grace, b. Deo. 
6, 18T2. 

f Issue— Paul, b. Oct. 18, 1870, Mary, b. July 9, 1874. 



240 Horatio Gates 7 , graduated at Dartmouth College in 1827, 
read law with G-. Sullivan at Exeter. Practised in South Deer- 
field, N. H., and Lewiston, Maine. 

f 751 i Horatio Gates, b. 1 Nov., 1841, m. 16 Jan , 186S, Julia A. Harrington. 

752 ii John Jenness, b. 31 Aug., 1843. Resides in E. Boston, Mass. 

217 Joseph Bradbury. 7 A farmer. 

753 i Bradbury J., b. 30 July, 1860. A student at Phillips Academy, Exeter. 

250 Joseph 7 , (commonly called Joe Jackson) was published 
23 Feb., 1822, to Nancy Maloon of Deerfield, N. H. Was a 

754 i Louisa, b. 12 Nov., 1823, m. Sam'l R. Thompson, Barrington, N. H. 

755 ii Julia A , b. 1826, m. Abram Cilley of Northwood. 

t 756 iii George B., b. 2 Dec., 1828, m. 9 May, 1855, Lydia Smith, d. 11 Feb., 1874. 

757 i? Irene, b. Dec, 1831: d. 4 Jan , 1853. 

758 v Harriet, b. July, 1835, m. Alex. Marden, E. Haverhill, N. H. 
t 759 vi David, b. 18 Aug., 1837, m. 31 Aug , 1863, Sylvina L. Tuttle. 

760 vii Jacob, b. 11 May, 1840, m. Mary Bodwell: lives in Providence, R.I. No issue. 

761 viii Josephine, b. Aug., 1842, m. 1st, Bryant of New Market: 2d, True. 

762 ix Emma, b. 22 Aug., 1S46, m. Jno. P. Watson, Pittsfield, N. H. 

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In April, 1734, the General Court of Massachusetts granted to 
Capt. William Tyng of Dunstable, Mass., (b. April 22, 1679) 
and the company under his command, a township of land on the 
west side of th,e Merrimac river, as " a reward for their perform- 
ing a difficult and dangerous march in the Winter season of the 
year 1703." The proprietors of the township proceeded to call 
meetings, raised money, procured a number of settlers and were 
at considerable expense in clearing roads, building bridges and 
mills ; also in building a meetinghouse and hiring preaching for 
the inhabitants. 

On the settlement of the boundary between New Ilampshire 
and Massachusetts, the boundaries of the new town fell within the 


limits of the former, and Capt. Tyng and his company were dis- 
possessed of their land. On the 22d of October, 1784, the 
General Court of Massachusetts, as compensation to the proprie- 
tors for the loss of the above named township, granted to Josiah 
Brown and William Thomson, as agents of the legal representa- 
tives of Capt. Tyng and his company, a township of land six 
miles square on any unincorporated land of the commonwealth 
east of Saco river and adjoining some before granted lands. The 
township was to be located at the expense of the proprietors and 
be divided into sixty-four shares, within twelve months. One 
share was to be set apart for the first settled minister, and one for 
the use of Harvard College ; provided, that the proprietors shall 
within six years settle thirty families within said township, build 
a meeting-house and settle a Protestant minister. 

Under this grant the proprietors held their first meeting in 
Chelmsford, Mass., Feb. 14, 1785, and made an assessment of two 
dollars on each share, to defray the expense of locating the town- 
ship, and also a committee to ascertain who were the legal repre- 
sentatives of the original grantees. At a meeting April 5, 1785; 
Ebenezer Bancroft, Aaron Chamberlaiu and Josiah Bowers were 
chosen, a committee, in connection with a committee of the 
General Court, "to make a pitch of the township." 

At a meeting October 17th, 1785, it was voted "to have the 
township as reported by the committee, provided they can have 
an allowance for a large pond lying within the limits of the same." 
Voted to choose a committee to apply to the Court committee 
respecting the pond above mentioued, and if they answer their 
request, well ; if not, apply to the Government for relief. Messrs. 
Solomon Adams and Samuel Butterfield, living near Sandy river, 
were appointed to view the quality of the land lying north of 
township, sufficient to complete the township. 

There were originally sixty proprietors of the township, but in 
December, 1786, and February, 1787, a large number of shares 
were sold at auction, at prices varying from two to ten dollars 
per share, to pay assessments which from time to time had been 
laid upon them. At a meeting November 13, 1787, the township 
having been surveyed and lotted, the public lots were set off and 
the remaining lots were divided among the proprietors by lot, and 
the township became owned in severalty. June 7th, 1786, the 
General Court granted to the proprietors the township by metes 


and bounds, under the restrictions and conditions of the former 

At a meeting February 3, 1789, a committee was appointed to 
locate a mill and meeting-house, which subsequently reported that 
the mill be at the outlet of Wilson pond, and the meeting-house 
on lot No. 122. 

March 27, 1793, it having been ascertained that a portion of the 
township was within the limits of Phipps Canada, the General 
Court granted to the proprietors an additional tract of land, to 
compensate for the loss, which was laid out on the west of the 
township. The plantation was called Tyngtown, in honor of the 
original grantee, and was incorporated June 22, 1803, by the 
name of Wilton. 

In September, 1796, the following persons had settled in Tyng- 
town and performed settling duties: Josiah Blake, Benj. Luce^ 
Jonah Green, Miles Huff, Job Hardy, Isaac Brown, John Chaney, 
Wm. Walker, John Read, Ziba Whitney, Samuel Pease, Jacob 
Chandler, Joshua Perley, Eliphalet Brown, Wm. Walker, Jr., 
Jonas Butterfield, Josiah Perham, Jona. Spaulding, William 
ISpaulding, Wm. Hathaway, Silas Gould, John D. Drew, Reuben 
Lowell, Abial Sweet, Samuel Chandler, Cyrus Hatch, Henry 
Chandler, Joseph Covell and John Harden. 


An Old Almanac — Mrs. Samuel Guild of Augusta, has one of 
those rare old almanacs of which the following is the title : "Mer- 
curius Nov — Anglicanus ; or an Almanack, Anno Domini 1743. 
From the Creation, according to prophane history, 5693 ; accord- 
ing to the Sacred Scriptures, 5643. Being the Third after 
Bissextile or Leap year. In the sixteenth year of the Reign of 
King George II. By William Nadir, L. X. Q. Student in the 
Matliematicks and a Lover of his Country. Boston ; Printed and 
sold by Rogers and Powle, in Queen Street, below the Prison, near 
the Town Hall, 1743." This venerable annual, among the first 
published in this country, came into the hands of Mrs. Guild 
through her maternal ancestors, the Bullens, who came from 
Billerica, Mass., and were among the early settlers of this county. 
It is time-stained and somewhat worn, but perfectly legible. On 
the margin of one of the leaves, written in a bold, round hand, is 
the name of Zephaniah Wood, His Book. 



Copied from the Old Cemetery in Alfred, York Co., by Samuel L. Boardman. — With 


William Bradford Holmes, Esq., son of Hon. John Holmes. 
Died Nov. 28, 1850. Aet 49 yrs. God is my refuge. 

Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Sally, wife of Hon. John 
Holmes, who died 6th Deer., 1835. iE 62. She lived the sincere 
friend, the faithful aud affectionate wife and mother, the professed 
and practical Christian. Her death was calm and serene. Her 
hope sure and steadfast. 

Erected in memory of Doct. Abiel Hall, son of Eben'r Hall of 
Concord, N. H., and grandson of Deac. Joseph Hall of Bradford, 
Mass. Settled in this town 1780. Died Oct. 13, 1822, aged 69 

In memory of Mary Hall, consort of Doct. Abiel Hall, and 
daughter of Benja. Farnum of Concord, N. H. She left this 
world in full hope of enjoying a better, Nov. 23, 1816. In the 
52d year of her age. - 

Erected to the memory of "William Parsons, Esq., son of Rev. 
Joseph P. of Bradford, and grandson of Rev. Joseph P. of Sals- 
bury, Mass. Settled in this town 1775. Died Aug. 4, 1826. 
Aged 82 years. 

Erected to the memory of Mrs. Abigail F. Parsons, consort of 
William Parsons, Esq., and daughter of Rev. John Blunt of New 
Castle, N. H. Died July 4, 1818, aged 73 years. 

In memory of Mr. Daniel Conant, who died Sept. 4th, 1807. 
Aged 38 years. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see 

In memory of Sarah, widow of Maj. Morgan Lewis, who died 
Oct. 28, 1819, aged 79 years. 




la memory of Maj. Morgan Lewis, who died Nov. 17, 3 784, 
aged 47 yrs. 

In memory of Susan Ann, wife of Morgan Lewis, who died 
Aug. 3i, 1811, aged 25 yrs. 

In memory of Commander Weld Noble Allen, U. S. Army. 
Born in Alfred, March, 1837. Died in Portland, February, 1875. 

Capt. Paul Webber, A Native of York', Me. Came to this 
town 1783 and settled. Built and opened the first public Ilouse 
and Store in this village, died Dec. 21, 1819, iE 61 yrs. 

Margaret Dodge, A native of Wenhasi, Mass., and wife of 
Capt. Paul Webber, Died Jan. 17, 1820. ^E 65 yrs. 

In Memory of Daniel Goodenow, LL. D., late Judge of the Su- 
preme Judicial Court of Maine. He entered this life Oct. 30, 
1793. He entered the life above October 7, 1863. An affectionate 
husband and father : an upright judge : a public spirited citizen : 
a christian believer. He has left an honored name, a benign 
influence, a beautiful example. Unwarned, but not unprepared, 
he suddenly slept the sleep which Christ giveth his beloved. 


In memory of Mrs. Sarah Ann, wife of Daniel Goodenow, and 
daughter of Hon. John Holmes, who died Nov. 2, 1840, aged 35 
years. She believed, and lives in Heaven. 

Here lies eotorned all that is mortal of the Rev. Ezra Kellog, of 
the Maine Annual Confrence, who departed this life June 20, 1837, 
aged 39 years. "I will raise him up at the last day." 

Abiel Hall, M. D., son of Abiel Hall, M. D., and Mary Hall, 
and grandson of Eben'r Hall of Concord, N. H. Died Dec. 18, 
1869, aged 82 yrs. 

Elizabeth, wife of Abiel Hall, M. D., daughter of Gen'l Wm. 
Frost of Sanford and grand daughter of Wm. Frost, Esq., of 
South Berwick, died March 24, 1863. Aged 68 yrs., 10 mos. 

In memory of Mary, wife of Capt. Ebenezer Hall, who died 
June 8, 1820, aged 77 yrs. 

In memory of Capt. Ebenezer Hall, who died Nov. 25, 1833, 
aged 89 yrs. ♦ 



Previous to the building of the Congregational meeting-house, 
in 1784, there had been no common place of interment, but upon 
the completion of this house, ground adjoining it was given for 
the purpose of a cemetery by Nathaniel Gonant, Sr., who came 
from Danvers, Mass., and who died in 1S0T. The old meetiug- 
house, which was two story, with a large porch at each end, was 
replaced in 1834 by the building at present standing. 

- IIolmes. The first wife of the late lion. John Holmes was 
Sarah Brooks of Scituate, Mass., by whom he had four children, 
two sons aud two daughters. 

In his day, few men were more conspicuous in public and 
political life than John Holmes, and to him the town of Alfred 
was largely indebted for its former growth and prosperity. He 
was born in Kingston, Mass., in 1773, graduated from Brown 
University in 1792, and settled in Alfred as a lawyer in 1799 He 
was a member of the Mass. Legislature iu 1802, 1803 and 1812, 
and of the State Senate from 1S13 to 1817. In 1815 he was ap- 
pointed a commissioner to settle the boundary line between the 
United States and Canada; and in 1820, was a member of the 
Constitutional Convention of Maine, and chairman of the commit- 
tee that drafted the new constitution. Having been a Representa- 
tive in % Congress from Massachusetts from 1817 to 1820, he was a 
Senator in Congress from the new State of Maine from 1820 to 
1827, and from 1829 to 1833. During a part of the year 1829, 
and from 1835 to 1838, he was a member of the Maine Legisla- 
ture. He was appointed by President Harrison, U. S. District 
Attorney, and was also District Judge for Maine from 1841 to the 
time of his decease. In 1802 he built the house in which he lived 
while he resided in Alfred, which is now standing. It is owned 
by John II. Sayward, Esq., of Cambridge, Mass., and is pointed 
out to visitors with considerable pride. It is a large, square 
house, wi?h flat roof, having eight pillars on the front or east and 
six on the south side, extending to the eaves. In the railing sur- 
mounting the roof are wrought three large bows and arrows on 
each side. The circular hall, with winding stairs extending to 
the upper story, opening out upon a balcony, and the large front 
room north of the hall, remain as in the day of their distinguished 
owner— the only portion of the house that has not been changed. 



Thi3 room is 15 feet square, 9 feet to the ceiling, with a heavy 
cornice, an old-fashioned fire-place, and the substantial inside 
• sliding shutters to the windows. The walls contain scenes in the 
life of Telemachus, the son of Ulysses, when on his tour to Pylos 
and Sparta, as told in Greek mythology. After the death of his 
first wife, Mr. Holmes married Mrs. Swan, daughter of Gen. 
Henry Knox of the Revolutionary army, with whom he lived till 
his death, July 7, 1843, which occurred at Portland, where his 
remains were interred. lie was the author of a political work 
called "The Statesman." Lanman, in his Dictionary of Congress, 
says : " He was distinguished for his eloquence and wit," and 
many are the anecdotes told of his ready repartee. I will give 
one, which I have never seen in print. Among politicians daring 
his Congressional career, it was common with his opponents to 
speak of "James Madison, Felix Grundy, John Holmes and the 
Devil" as a firm having charge of political coacerns of the party. 
It is said that one day, during a lull in the business of the Senate, 
the late John C. Calhoun addressed Mr. Holmes with the inquiry 
as to what had become of the firm. It was in times when nullifi- 
cation^ ideas ran high among Southern politicians. Rising to his 
feet and addressing the President, Mr. Holmes said: "It is well 
known to the gentleman that James Madison is no more; Felix 
Grundy, he also well knows, is in retirement ; His Satanic 
Majesty is electioneering for nullification in South Carolina, and 
as I am the only member present, it is presumed the firm is dis- 

Ebenezer Hall came from Concord, N. H., and was a most 
genial and universally beloved citizen. He kept a hotel, and was 
the second militia captain of Alfred. His grandson, Abiel Hall, 
was for more than thirty years Deacon of the Congregational 
church, and during a proses^ional career of more than sixty years 
was always regarded as discreet and reliable, an-i rarely prescribed 
alcoholic liquors in his practice. 

William Parsons was the first Justice of the Peace appointed 
in Alfred, and for many years held the office of Town Clerk and 
Selectman. He was also engaged in trading, manufacturing and 

Daniel Conant came from Danvers, Mass., aud settled in Alfred 
in 1770. 



' Morgan Lewis was a Dative of Old York, and settled in Alfred 
id 1772. He was Lieutenant of a York company at the breaking 
out of the Revolutionary war, and marched to Cambridge and 
from there to Bunker Hill, to cover the retreat of the exhausted 
soldiers under Prescott. His captain never joined the company, 
and he was promoted to the rank of captain and major. He was 
the first person buried in the Alfred cemetery. 

Weld Noble Allen was appointed midshipman in 1852, and at 
the breaking out of the Rebellion went into active service in the 
Western Gulf Blockading Squadron, on board the gunboat 
Kanawha. Subsequently he was transferred to the South Atlan- 
tic Squadron, and was wounded in the attack on Fort Fisher, 
January, 1865. lie was three years abroad, in the Farragut 
expedition, and in 1869 was in charge of the Receiving Ship Ohio, 
in Boston Harbor. His death occurred Feb. 7, 1875, at the age 
of 38.— [See Maine Gen. and Biog., Vol. I, p. 120.] 

Paul Webber was a native of Cape Neddick, York, and was a 
soldier in the Revolutionary war. He was a hotel keeper and 
merchant, and commanded the militia company, as a successor to 
Major Cluff. 

Daniel Goodenow was born in Henniker, N. H., Oct 30th, 1793, 
.and graduated at Daitmouth College. In 1825, 1827 and 1830 he 
was a member of the Legislature of Maine, the last year Speaker 
of the House. In 1S38 and 1841 he was Attorney General. The 
next seven years Judge of the District Court, and from 1855 to 
1B62, Judge of the Supreme Judicial Court. In 1860 he re- 
ceived the degree of LL. D. from Bowdoin College. His wife 
was the daughter of the late Hon.. John Holmes. He was one of 
the most honored among the many cherished names of whom the 
citizens of Alfred are deservedly proud. 

For very many of the above facts I am indebted to the " Cen- 
tennial History of Alfred, ,; by the late Dr. Usher Parsons, pub- 
lished at Philadelphia in 1872. 





The following is a list of the persons taxed in the Parish of 
Eliot, in the town of Kittery, for town and county taxes, for the 
year 1752. The commitment, which is in the usual form, bears the 
autograph signatures of Nathaniel Remick, John Dennet, Noah 
Emery, Elihu Gunnison, William Wentworth and Richard Cutt, 
Jr., Selectmen of Kittery: 

York, ss : Kittery, Sept. ye 27, 1752. 
A Rate or Tax made on the Polls and Estates Ratable in the 
town of Kittery, being a Tax Granted and Agreed upon by the 
court of General Sessions of Ye Peace for said County, to Defray 
the charge of said county, with an additional Tax or Assessment 
Granted and agreed upon by the Inhabitants of Ye said Town of 
Kittery, for Defraying the Charges arrising in said Town, at one 
shilliDg on each Pull and one penny half penuy on the Pound for 

Names of Persons. 

Widow Mercy Tetherly, Mat hew Libbey, 

John Spinney, James Staple, 

Widow Abigail Spinney, James Fogg, 

John and Wm. Tetherly, George Hammond, 

Nathan Spinney, Benjamin March, 

Thomas Fernald, Samuel Welch, 

Peter Dixon, John Leighton, 

Isaac Romick, Downing Woodman, 

Joshua Remick, Joseph Hammond, Jr., 

John Skiiggins, Madam Martha Shapleigh and 

Paul Skriggins, Sons, Executors, 

Moses Fernald, William Leighton, 

Richard King, John Crocker, 

Amos Paul, Capt. John Shapleigh, 

Stephen Field, Ilumphrey Scamman, 

Stephen Paul, John Fry, 

Daniel Lydston, John Coole, 



Waymouth Lydston, 

Joseph Field, 

Samuel Remick, * 

Nathaniel Remick, 

Parker Foster, 

Widow Ebenezor Thompson, 

John Remick, 

Mark Staple, 

William Remick, 

Solomon Staple, 

Hezekiah Staple, 

Thomas Spinney, 

Joseph Fern aid, 

Joshua Brooks, 

John Hanscom, 

John AlleD, 

Joseph Hill, 

William Staple, 

Capt. Peter Staple, 

George Rogers, 

John Rogers, 

Thomas Knight, 

Gideon Knight, 

Capt. Roger Dearing, 

Joseph Hammond, 

John Hammond, 

Andrew Green, 

Samuel Tobey, 

Stephen Tobey, 

Ephraim Libbey, 

Samuel Libbey, 

Uriah Hanscom, 

Thomas Hanscom, 

Samuel Hanscom, 

Samuel Hanscom, Jr., 

•Thomas Hanscom, Jr., 

Abraham Cross, 

John Tobey, 

Joseph Staple, 

Joshua Staple, 

Samuel Hill, Jr., 
Joseph Hill, 
William Stacey, 
Samuel Moore, 
Michael Kennard, 
Edward Kennard, 
Michael Kennard, Jr., 
Moses Hanscom, 
Stephen Dixon, 
Abraham Fernald, 
John Peters, 
Michael D^vaughn, 
.Alx. Shapleigh, 
John Ilickey, 
Samuel Ilanscom, Jr., 
Stephen Field, Jr., 
Ebenezor Dennet, Jr., 
John Brawn, 
Peter Staple, Jr., 
Nathaniel Staple, 
John Sevey, 
Enoch Remick, 
Nathaniel Rogers, 
William Tetherly, Jr., 
John Allen, Jr., 
William Spinney, 
Samuel Kennard, 
William Staple, Jr., 
Robey Lydston, 
Daniel Brown, 
Dennice Fernald, 
Aaron Ilanscom, 
Miles Staple, 
James Hanscom, 
Hezekiah Staple, Jr., 
Thomas Wittum, 
Daniel Hanscom, 
Timothy Hanscom, 
Edward Welch, 
George Fernald, 



Soloman Libbey, William Fernald, 

Daniel Knight, Joseph Staple, Jr. 

The total amount of the tax was £l7-7s-Sd. The largest tax 
payer was Madam Martha Shapleigh, 17-ld, and the next largest, 
Capt. John Shapleigh, 15s-ld. The tax was committed to Mr. 
Jonathan Hammond, Constable of Kittery, and the amount was 
to be paid over to Mr. Tobias Fernald, Treasurer of the town of 
Kittery, according to the directions of the warrant. 




The following petition is copied from the original on file in the 
office of the Secretary of State of Massachusetts: 

YORK ss :— December 26, 1793. 
iTo the Honorable General Court of Massachusetts : 

The petition of the subscribers humbly showeth, that the inhab- 
tants of the plantation of Washington labor under a disadvantage 
by the plantation not being incorporated. Your petitioners there- 
fore pray that your honors would be pleased to incorporate the 
said plantation into a town by the name of Washington, or any 
other name that your honors 6hall think proper, and your peti- 
tioners as in duty bound shall ever pray. 

Elijah Drew, Stephen Piper, 

James Crummett, Gn. Straw, 

Elijah Doe, John Adams, 

Benjamin Lane, William Challis, 

James Berry, Ebenezer Symmes, 

Samuel Berry, t John Lane, 

George Thompson, Thomas Davis, 

Josiah Hobbs, Bradstreet Doe, 

Ebenezer Buothby, Andrew Doe, 

Joseph Mighd (? ) Nathan Nock, 

Simeon Moulton, Joshua Davis, 


David Moulton, William Campernell, 

William Libby, Joseph Dam, 

In the House of Representatives, Jan. 16, 1794. Read and 
committed to the Standing Committee on Applications for Incor- 

Feb. 18, 1794. Committee reported leave to bring in a bill 
incorporating the town, and the report accepted. 

Feb. 26, 1794. The bill was this day passed to a third reading 
in the House, and was amended by striking out the name Wash- 
ington and inserting the name Newfield. The act was completed 
this day. The next day, an act incorporating Cornish was 

According to the Historical Sketch of Newfield, by Charles E. 
Clifford, Esq., there were many persons living in Newfield in 1793 
whose names are not on the foregoing petition. They probably 
dissented from the action of the petitioners, but no remonstrance 
is on file in the Secretary's office. 

Many years ago, an intelligent correspondent living in New- 
field sent to me the names of a number of persons, heads of 
families, and the dates of their settling there, with the places of 
their origin. These settlers came in this century, and are now all 
deceased except Judge Clifford : 

1802, Joseph Merrow, from Rochester, N. H. 
1806, Ephraim Wentworth, from " " 

1809, Joseph Colby, from Salisbury, Mass. 
1812, John Mitchell, from Kennebunk. 
1820, Thomas Bond, from England. 
1827, Nathan Clifford, from Rumney, N. H. 
1829, Moses Tuttle, from Dover, N. II. 

For some notices of Newfield, see ante. V0I3. I, 125; II, 69 ; 
III, 26, 62. \ 





Joshua Wingate, Jr., was born in Amesbury, Mass., June 28, 
1713, and graduated from Harvard College in 1795. lie married 
Julia C, daughter of Gen. Ilenry Dearborn, Nov. 17, 1799. 
During the time his father-in-law, Gen. Dearborn, was Secretary 
of War, Mr. Wingate was for several years a clerk in that office. 
President Jefferson gave him the Postmastership of Portland, 
which office he resigned to accept the Collectorship of Bath. lie 
resigned this position in 1822, and moved to Portland ; and in 
the same year was a candidate for Governor of Maine, against 
Albion K. Parris, who was elected, — the canvass developing 
much personal feeling and not a little bitterness. At that time 
Judge Asher Ware was editor of the "Eastern Argus," and a 
paper called the "Independent Statesman and Maine Republican" 
was established in Portland by A. W. Thayer, in the interest of 
Gen. Wingate. The political warfare during the canvass, as 
represented through these journals, was of the most intensely 
partisan character. In 1S23, a like bitter canvass took place 
between the same candidates, and with the same result. 

Gen. Wingate was the President of the Portland branch of the 
United States bank, from its establishment until the expiration of 
its charter, and was one of the original members of the Maine 
Historical Society. Gen. Wingate had one son, George R. D. 
Wingate, a young man of much promise, who died of consump- 
tion, April 24, 1826, at " Brinley Place," Roxbury, the residence 
of his uncle, Gen. Ilenry A. S. Dearborn, at the early age of 
nineteen. lie also had one daughter, Julia, who married Charles 
Q. Clapp of Portland, and who deceased in that city the first 
quarter of \he year 1877. She retained her father's elegant resi- 
dence, with all its wealth of art and extensive library, which 
remains now as it did fift3 r years ago. I have, by the favor of Mr. 
Clapp, a photograph of the interior and exterior. 

Gen. Wingate and his family are buried in his family lot at 
Mt. Auburn. lie was an elegant gentleman of the old school, 
erect, tall and stately, of eas}' manners and affable to all. I have 
now growing in my own grouuds many rare shrubs from his 
garden, given me forty years ago. 







Offspring of John and Susanna Brock. 

Leonard, b. Sept. 12. 1793, John, b. Sept. 30, 1794, Daniel, b. June 26, 1796, Sam- 
uel, b. March 17, 1798, Susanna, b. Ftb. 10, 1800, Polly, b Oct. 23, 1801, David, b. 
Sept. 9, 1804, Otis, b. Mar. 22, 1806, Betsey, b. Oct. 19, 1807. 

Offspring of Israel and Rcbekah Smith. 


Josiah, b. June 23, 1787, Israel, b. Sept. 20, 1789, Jane, b. Nov. 13, 1791, Elliot, 
b. Oct. 14, 1794, Rebekah, b. June 10, 1797, William, b. May 26, 1S02. 

Offspring of Caleb and Hannah Lumber. 
William, b. Feb 18, 1794, Peter, b. Aug. 8, 1793, Lydia, b. Apr. 2, 1797. 

Offspring of Edmund and Anna Chandler. 

Barnabas, b. Jan. 30, 1773, Rebekah, b. Oct. 1, 1777, Lucy, b Nov. 21, 1779, 
AnDa, b. Apr. 1, 1762, lluldah, b. June 8, 1189, Mary, b. Apr. 5, 1791, Christopher, 
(by second wife, llannah,) Oct. 18, 1794. 

Offspring of Joseph and Esther Roberts. 

Hannah, b. Feb 20, 1778, Tabitha, b Jan. 11, 1730, Sarah, b. May 6, 1782, Isaac, 
b. May 10, 17S4, Jacub, b. May 10, 1734, Elizabeth, b. Feb 2, 17S6, Oilman, b. Oct 23, 
1733, Enoch, b. Mar. 27, 1791, Esther, b Mar. 20, 1793, Lavina, b Aug 8, 1797, 
Joseph 3d, b. Nov. 2, 1799, Nathan, (by second wife, Margaret,) b. Feb. 5, 1302. 
Esther Roberts, mother of above, died Feb. 23, 1801. 

Offspring of William and Sally Brock. 

William, b June 17, 1797, George, b. Apr. 20, 1799, Robert, b. July 11, 1801, Ne- 
miab, b. Mar. 11, 1803, Samuel, b. Apr. 23, 1305, Be:.jimin, b. July 31, 1800, Sarah, b. 
Oct 2, 1809. 

Offspring of Ebenezer and Basheba (died January 18, 1808,) 

Samuel, b. Mir. 23, 1790, Elkanah, b June 30, 1793, Ebjnczer, b. Sept 17, 1794, 
Joseph, b. Aug. 11, 1796, (died Apr 14, I8n8,) Dorotny, b. Aug. 17. 1800, Freeman, b. 
May 10, 1305, Daniel R , b. June 26, 1897, Oiivo, b. Mar. 16, 1311, Fidelia, b. Apr. 26, 


Offspring of Levi and Ellen Cushman. 

Polly, b. June 10, 1797, Rath, b. June 10, 1799, Rhoda, (by his second wife, Rhoda.) 
b. Sept. 23, 1811. 

Offspring of John 3d and Susanna Buck. 

Sally, b. Mar. 14, 1793. Silvenia, b. Dec. 2, 1799, Ellen, b. Aug. 14, 1801, Melzer, 
b. Aug 17, 1S03, Zelotes, b. Mar. 19, 1S05, Susanna, b. Jan. 9, 1803. 

Offspring of Jesse and Basheba Turner. 

Basheba, b. Sept. 20, 1797. 
Offspring of Nathaniel Buck, and Sarah, his wife. 

Benjimin Thomas, b. May 7, 1798, Hiab, b. Aug. 19, 1S0O, Sophia, b. June 6, 1802, 
Rachel, b. Dec. 10, 1804, Nathaniel, b. May 17, 1807, Paul, b. Feb. 14, 1809. 

Offspring of William and Joanna Berry. 

Mary, b. Feb. 22, 1775, Levi, b. Apr. 23, 1777, Dorcas, b. June 16, 1779, Joanna, b. 
Mar. 11, 1781, William, b. Apr. 17, 1783, Elizabeth, b. June 1, 1765, George, b July 
30, 1787, Obadiah, b. July 30, 1790, Sally, b. June 9, 1792, Remember, b. Dec. 22, 
1794, Zeri, b. Nov. 1, 1797, 

Offspring of Abial and Dolly Drake. 

Martin, b Feb. 19, 1794, Anna, b. Mar. 3, 1796, Dorcas, b. July 26, 179S, Enoch, b. 
Aug. 17, 1800, Abial, b. Jan. 14, 1804. 

Offspring of Abraham and Frances ITarding. 

Orin, b. Mar. 19, 1792, Abraham, b. Apr. 6, 1794, Crocker, b. May 5, 1796, Harvey, 
b. May 28, 1798, Isaac Foster, b. Mar. 31, 1802, Eliza Bonney, b. Apf. 5, 1800, Lucy, 
b. June 21, 1806, Lyman, b. Oct. 2, 1807. 

Offspring of Joshua and Betsey Davis. 

Samuel, b Feb 24, 1793, Sally, b. Oct. 7, 1795, Abigail, b. Feb. 25, 1797, Betsey, b. 
May 11, 1805, Herman, b. May 9, 1811. 

Offspring of Eleazer and Judith Parsons. 

Hannah, h. Aug. 30, 1784, Lucy, b. Apr. 10, 1786, Aaron, b. June 10, 1783, Sarah, 
b. Feb. 12, 1794 

Offspring of Joshua and Deborah Westcot. 

Simeon, b. Nov. 2, 1766, Ephraim, b. Sept. 14, 1770, Eunice, b. Aug. 29, 1773, 
Nancy, b. Mar. 31, 1777, Betsey, b. Mar. 3, 1781, Levi, b. Jan. 31, 1785. 

Offspring of Nicholas and Mary Fernald. 

Mary, b. Feb 20, 1774, Timothy, b. Mar. 23, 1735, Samuel, b. June 30, 17S9, Kath- 
erine, b. Feb. 16, 1792. 



Offspring of James and Abigail Hussey. 

Sally, b Feb. 11, 1792, Simeon, b. Aug 28, 1793, Betsey, b. Dec. 6, 1793, Patty, b. 
Deo. 28, 1797, Nancy, b. Jan. 19, 1800, Natey, b. Jan. 6, 1S02, Margery, b. Dec. 18, 
1803, Rhoda, b. Nov. 23, 1804, James, Jr , b. Nov. 28, 1804, Frances, b. Feb. 6, 131-0. 

Offspring of John and Betsey Swett. 

John, b. Feb. 4, 1789, Josiah, b. Sept. 13, 1790, Polly, b. Apr. 23, 1792, Margaret, 
b. Apr. 21, 1794, Nancy, b. July 27, 1796, David Warren, b. May 8, 1798, Leonard 
Spaulding, b. Deo. 7, 1801, Lorenzo, b. Oct. 27, 1803. 

Offspring of John and Abigail LTussey. 

Naomi, b. Aug. 12, 1796. 

Offspring of David and Mary Gammon. 

Eunice, b July 15, 1780, Joseph, b. Jan 3, 1784, Thomas, b. Jan. 27, 1786, Polly, 
b. June 22, 1788, Levi, b. Aug. 1, 1791, Robinson, b. Feb. 10, 1791, Deborah, b, Apr. 
10, 1797, Charity, b. Apr. 10, 1800. 

Offspring of Nathan and Susanna Hall. 

Submit, b. Dec. 17, 1795, Jonah, b Apr. 2, 1797, Nicholas, b. Fob. 20, 1799, Cyrus, 
b. Dee 26, 1300, Miriam, b. July 22, 1803, Jane, b Feb. 13, 1807, Alvira, b. Feb. 13, 
1807, Leonard, b May 26, 1809. 

Offspring of Jeremiah and Thankful Hodgdon. 

Ebenezer. b. Miy 27, 1781, Terral, b. Oct. 26, 1736, Abigail, b. May 12, 1783, John, 
b. June 23, 1791,Lvdia, b. Feb. 7, 1791. 

Offspring 3f Jacob and Abigail Whitman. 

Luther, b. May 5, 1778, Jacob, b. Oct. 11, 1779, Calvin, b. May 26, 1785, Joseph, b. 
Mar. 26, 1782, Jo-hua, b. July 4, 1783, Hebekah, b. Mar. 31, 1791, Abigail, b. Feb. 

20, 1794, Winchester, b. Oct. 11, 1798. 

Offspring of Job and Eunice Packard. 

Job, b. July 29, 1787, Moses, b Mir 11, 1789, John, b. May 29, 1791, Jonathan b. 
Apr. 3, 1733, Samuel, b. Oct. 1, 1795, Eunice, b. Dec. 1, 1797, Peggy, b. May 18, 
1800, Bet3€y, b. July 12, 1802, Susanna, b. Nov. 18, 1804, Thomas, b. Jan. 14, 1807. 

Offspring of Daniel and Elizabeth Packard. 

Daniel, b. Mar. 3, 1774, Elijah, b. Nov. 29, 1777, Betsey, b. Mav 29. 1781, John, b. 
Oct. 15, 178 J, Abigail, b Sept. 29, 1734, Martha, b. Oct. 16, 1786, Stephen, b. Jan. 

21, 1788, Polly, b. Apr. 2, 1790, Joseph, b. Apr. 30, 1791, Nancy, b. Feb. 11, 1793, 
Benjvmin, b. Mar. 30. 1794, Je3se, b Feb. 11, 1793. 

Offspring of Gershom and Elizabeth Davis. 
Stephen, b. Sept. 18, 1780, Abigail, b. May 30, 1732, Joseph Hinkley, b. Nov. 26, 



1784, Deliverance, b. Deo 5, 1786, Polly, b. Feb. 26, 17S9, Betsey, b. Feb. 11, 1792, 

Mercy, b. June 15, 1794, Magery, b. May 26, 1799. 

, Offspring of Enoch and Sarah Philbrick. 

John, b. Oct. 11, 179S, Abigail, b. Feb. 24, 1300, Betsey, b. July 14, 1S01, 05a, 
b. Mar. 1,1803, Sarah, b. Oct. 24, 1804, Annis, Aug. b. 18, 1806, Ximenes, b. May 25, 
1808, Albinus, b Feb. 15, 1810, Levi, b. Jan. 9, 1813, Lucien, b. Oct. 11, 1314, Mar- 
tial, b. Nov. 24, 1814, Dorcas, b. . 

Offspring of James and Hannah Jordan. 

Joseph, b. Sept 8, 1781, James, b. May 23, 1781, Jonathan, b. May 4, 1785, (died 
Aug. 27, 1800,) Hannah, b. May 3, 1787, Elizabeth, b. June 17, 1789, John, b. 
Apr. 20, 1791, Isaac, b. May 13, 1793, Elipnlet, b. Feb. 4, 1795, Esther, b. Apr. 2, 
1797, Sarah, b. Aug. 17, 1800. 

Offspring of Ephraim and Martha Spencer. 

Samuel, b. Aug. 30, 1799, Ichabod, b. Dec. 10, 1801, Stephen, b. Jan. 30, 1804. 

Offspring of Caleb and Mary Young. 

Sarah, b. Dec. 9, 1785, Charles, b. Ang. 23, 1787, Abigail, b. Jan. 13, 1789, Isaac, 
b. Mar. 3, 1791, Mary, b. Mar. 5, 1793, Beojamin, b. June 15, 1795, Joshua, b. June 
5, 1797. 

Offspring of Samuel and Jerusha Thomas. 

Zephaniah, b. Aug 30, 1798. 

Offspring of Edmund and Lydia Warren. 

Nathaniel Sampson, b. Sept. 15, 1799. By second wife : Cyrus, b. Aug. 21, 1808, 
Domioicua Kocord, b. June 10, 1810, Lydia, b. July 4, 1812, Janette, b. May 26, 1815, 

Offspring of Jabez and Dorcas Taylor. 

Elia?, b. Mar. 29, 1796, Asa, b. Mar. 16, 1800. Abel, b. Nov. 28, 1803. "William, b. 
Jan. 4, 1809. 

Offspring of John and Polly Allen. 

Benjamin, b. Nov. 28, 1799, Thomas, b. Deo. 11, 1801, Polly, b. Nov. 22, 1804, Dolly. 
b. May 6, 1307. 

Offspring of Thomas and Mary Faunce. 

Luke, b. Jan. 28, 1759. 

Offspring of Oren and Susa Record. 

Clarissa, b. Mar 24, 1799, Emi!y, b. May 23, 1800, D. Elbra, b. Jan. 5, 1802, Har- 
riet, b. May 26, 1803, Susan Jane, b May 14, 1810, Eveline, b Feb. 26, 1812, Celia, 
b. May 10, 1807, Mary Ann, b. Mar. 29, 1814, Samuel Chandler Ossiao, b. Dec. 20, 


Offspring of Moses and Sally Buck. 

Olive, b Dec. 10, 1799, Ira Brown, b Apr 10, 1S02, Polly, b Apr. 29, 1804, Elmi- 
ra, b Apr. 26, 1806, Irene, b. May 31, 1808, Moses, b. Aug. 22, 1811. 

Offspring- of Reuben and Jerusha Packard. 

Sally, b Nov. 5, 1799, David Holbrook, b. May 10, 1798. 

Offspring of George and Dorcas Ricker. 

Hiram, b. Jan. 6, 1799, Elmira, b. Fei>. 2, 1801, Sarah, b. June 5, 1802, George, b. 
Jan. 15, 1804, Delany, b. Oct. 5, 1805, Laten, b. Sept. 25, 1S07, Jones, b. Feb. 20, 1812. 

Offspring of Abijah, Jun., and Abigail Buck. 

Ruth, b Aug. 26, 1799, Ellen, b. Oct 20, 1800, Christopher Columbus, b. June 15, 
1802, Cyrus, b. Oct. 30, 1805, Timothy, b. Oct. 14, 1807, (died Nov. 1, 1808,) Abijih, 
3d, b. Feb. 14, 1814. 

Offspring of Alexander and Esther Thayer. 

America, b. July 5. 1799, Elmira, b. Feb. 19, 1803. 

Offspring of Phileraan, Jr., and Mary Parsons. 

George, b. Dec. 17, 1795, Joseph, b June 11. 1797, Moses, b. Oct. 12, 1798, Betsey, 
b. June 10, 1800, Mark, b. Mar. 1, 180?., Peggy, b. Oct. 19, 1S06, Rebekah, b Mar. 
6, 1807, John, b. Apr. 10, 1811, (died June, 1312,) Abigail, b. Feb. 14, 1813, Polly, b. 
Nov. 26, 1S17. 

Offspring of Reuben and Elizabeth Proctor. 

Beronisa, b. March 18, 1800. 
Offspring of Joshua and Sarah Young. 

Joshua, b. Nov. 13, 1775, Benjamin, b July 22, 17S0, Lewsha, b. Feb. 21, 1782, 
Ebenezer, b. Aug. 23, 1784, Isaac, b Sept. 24, 1785, Betsey, b. Aug. 6, 1787, Moses, b. 
Aug. 31, 1789, Sarah, b. Feb. 27, 1792. 

Offspring of Barnabas and Polly Jackson. * 

Joseph, b. Oct. 2, 1800. 

William Reynolds, born June 23, 1767. Martha, his wife, born 

Dec. 17, 1769. Offspring of William and Martha Reynolds. 

"William, b. Aug. 9, 1792, Nathan, b. June 27, 1794, Zopher, b. Nov. 18, 1796, 
Zebedee, b. Oct. 1, 1800 

Offspring of Thomas and Jail Berry. 

Sally, b. Jan 24, 1787, Betsey, b. Oct. 8, 1788, Leab, b. Sept. 1, 1790, Thomas, b. 

%>v. 13, 1791, Peter, b. Nov. 3, 1793, Mary, b. Nov. 25, 1795, , b. Oct. IB, 1798, 

Lucy, b Aug. 21, 1800, Deborah, b. Aug. 30, 1802, Jacob, b. Dec. 18, 1804, Daniel, 
b. Oct. 31, 1809. 



Balch. The Little Ossipee River, a western branch of the Saco River, flows in a 
southeasterly direction from New Hampshire, and divides Newfield and Acton, two 
frontier towns in Maine. After,flowirjg about two miles in Maine, it comes to the Balch 
mill, the first mill on it after leaving New Hampshire. This mill, a saw and grist mill, 
was standing in 1794; how much earlier does not seem to be known. Tradition says it 
was projected, built and owned by one Balch, whose name it has always borne. "Where 
did this Balch come from ? Is he the person mentioned in the following paragraph, 
copied from the New Hamp:?hire Gazette, bearing date of May 5, 1795? It is to be 
remembered that at the date of this event Maine was a part of Massachusetts. 

"A caution to Sabbath Breakers — On Sabbath day, 12th April, Mr. Nathaniel Balch 
of Newfield, Massachusetts, went into his woods, there fell a tree, which lodged on one 
a little distance from the ground. He then went to stripping the rind from the fallen 
tree, in passing underneath the same it fell upon him and broke his skull, which 
instantly put a period to his existence. Six clays shalt thou labor and do thy work t and 
rest on the sevtnth, saith the good old book." 

C. W. T. 

Boston, Mass. 

William Paddy. In looking orer the Second Report of the Boston Record Commis- 
sioners, I find that William Paddy was one of the selectmen for threo years previous 
to 1658, and that he left 15 Pounds to the poor of the town. This reminded me that I 
had seen a littlo slate head-stone on the Tremont House side cf the Granary Burying 
Ground, with the following inscription, which I copied in October, 1870: 

Hear lyeth the body of Mr Wm Paddy aged 53 year3. Departed this life Aug. 1658. 

HEAR sleaps that Blessed one 
Whoes life God help us all to live 
That so when tif in shall be 
That we this woold must lieve 
We ever may be happy 
With blessed Wm Paddy 

I think that this stone was brought several years ago from some other part of tile city 
and placed where it now stands. 



•* Publishments. By James Genn, Plantation Clerk before the Incorporation of New 
Worcester into a Town by the name of Orriogton, Mar. 21, 17S8." 

James flill and Widow Patience Rowell, both of this settlement, was Pa lished the 
2d day of December, 1785, 

Moses Barker and Miss Rachel Sweat both of this settlement, Dec 20, 1785. 

Daniel Mann and Olive Lancaster, both of Penobscot River, Jan. 10, 1786. 

William Lancaster and Sally Porter, both of Penobscot River, 11th of April, 1786. 

Crowell Cook of New Worcester, and Betsey Jones of Camden, June 7, 1786. 

Jacob Buswell, published to Widow Sarah Mansell, Aug. 27, 17S6. (Thi3 Jacob 
Buswell was supposed to the first settler in what is now Bangor, 1769. — J. W. P.) 

Samuel Wiswell to Anna Atwood, Sept. 4, 1786. 

George Tulleman to Nancy McKenzie, Oct. 1, 1786, and married by Jonathan Buck, 

James Dunning and Anna Thombs, both of Penobscot River in the county of Lincoln, 
Oct. 8, 1786. 

Nathaniel Mayo and Huldah Harding, April 8, 1787. 

Nathaniel Clark and Lois Downs, both of New Worcester, Aug. 14, 1787. 

Joshua Severance and Elizabeth Snow, both of New Worcester, April 11, 1787. 

William Murch and Hannah Thompson, April 29, 1787. 

David Wiswell of New Worcester and Abigail Deane of Wellfleet, Mass., May 20, 


Miller Johnstone and Rebecca Wheelden, both of this towuship, July 27, 1787. 
Eliphalet Nickerson and Sarah Swett, both of thi3 township, Oct. 13, 1787. 
Joseph Pljmpton and the widow Jenne Baston, both of this town, Jan. 4, 1788. 


Veazte. Rev. Samuel (4) Teazie was son of Samuel (3) and Deborah (Wales) Veazie 
of Braiotree, Mass., b. there Jan. 8, 1711. Graduated at Harvard College, 1736. Or- 
dained minister at Duxbury, Oct. 31, 1739; discharged, April 18, 1750. Settled in 
Hull, 1753; removed to Harpswell and bought a farm in 1767; died, Dec. 3, 1797. 

J. W. P. 

Virgin. Ebenezer Virgin was one of the original proprietors of Pennacook, (Con- 
cord) N. H., and among the first settlers of the town. He was admitted a proprietor at 
a meeting of the Committee of the General Court, holden in Boston in February, 1725. 
He is said to have been from Salisbury, but the name of Virgin does not appear among 
the early settlers of Salisbury. Can any one of our readers give any information of this 


man ? Was he bom in this country, or was he an immigrant? If an immigrant, from 

•whence did he come? 

Augusta, Me. 

Jewett. It is noted in the 8th Vol. of the N. E. H. & G. Register, that " Rev. C. 
Hutchinson, New Albany, Ind., is collecting materials for a history of the Jewett 
Family." This was in 1854. Has the history been published? Is the Re?. C. Hutch- 
inson now alive, if so where does he reside ? 

J. W. N. 
Augusta, Me. 

Indian Buryixg-Place at Waterville. A correspondent inquires if it is legiti- 
mate to ask through the Geneaologist and Biographer if there was an Indian Burying- 
ground at Waterville or Winslow in this State, which could be seen from Fort Halifax, 
and if there is any tradition of the erection of a cross or other memorial at the graves of 
christianized Indiaos buried in it? • 

We insert the query without deciding the question of pertinency, and invite an 
answer, as it may introduce the names of missionaries to the Indians, and thus become 
legitimate material for both genealogy and biography. 

J. W. N. 

Augusta, Me. 

Mellon. Will some of your readers give a solution to the following queries: 1st — 
Who was the ancestor of Deborah Mellen, who married Samuel Bucknam of Maiden, 
Mass., afterward of Yarmouth, Me., from 1697 to 1740? 2d— Where did Lieut. Col. 
Mellon settle down after the Revolutionary war? Is there any military records in 
Massachusetts that will give the place of his birth and who were his parents? He was 
with a command of Col. Weston's Regiment at the defense of Fort Schuyler, N. Y., 
August, 1777. What was the number of Col. Weston's Regiment? Did he leave any 
descendants? What was the origin of naming Millin, Burke Co., Georgia, Millens 
Bay, Jefferson Co., N. Y., Malone or Malon, Franklin Co., N. Y. 

G. M. 

New York City. 



The issue of this number is delayed a month beyond the usual 
time, much to our regret. The next number will close the third 
volume, and with that issue the publication of the Maine Genealo- 
gist and Biographer will be suspended for the present. We regret 
to make the announcement, but after three years' trial we are 
satisfied that the people of Maine are not yet ready to sustain a 
publication of this«kind. It has never quite paid the cost of pub- 
lication, but we have kept on, hoping for an addition to our list, 
but have not had it. If all our subscribers had paid us promptly, 
we might possibly have kept along, and most of them have done 
so, but there are a few who have had the publication from the be- 
ginning and have not paid us anything, and these are responsible 
for its discontinuance. The number of these delinquents is small, 
but it is just large enough to make a larger deficiency than we can 
afford to make up, after giving the time required in editing and 

We propose in the next and closing number to print the names 
and residences of all our subscribers, to be bound up and pre- 
served, and in such a manner as to show who have paid us and 
who have not. We have the material on hand for the next num- 
ber, and shall issue it early, in order to have our work completed. 
We trust that on the receipt of this issue every subscriber in 
arrears will forward the amount due us, at once, and save us the 
necessity of printing a delinquent list. If any one is unable to 
pay, and will so inform us, we will forgive him the debt and bal- 
ance his account. 

From those of our patrons who have given us material aid, as 
well as words of encour gement, we shall part with sincere regret, 
and we assure them we would not take this course unless com- 
pelled by circumstances to do so. When we shall have issued 
another number, our obligations to our subscribers will have been 
more than fulfilled. We promised only 128 pages in each volume, 
and we have exceeded that number each year. The three volumes 
will contain 430 pages, or 46 pages more than was promised. We 
believe the time will come when our efforts will .be more highly 
appreciated than now, and that these little volumes will be sought 
after and consulted, when this generation shall have passed away; 
and if we have been the means of rescuing from oblivion anything 
that ought to be preserved, our labor in this direction is not en- 
tirely without reward. 


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.Augusta, ]Me. ? June, 1878. 
Vol. ni No. 4. 


Several persons bearing the name of Chapman came early to 
New England, and we are not aware that any two of them 
were related. The name is quite common in England, and also 
in the United States. Edward was at Windsor, Conn., in 

- 1662 ; John at Boston in 1634, and at Xew Haven in 1*339 ; 
Robert was at Saybrook, Conn., in 1610; and William at Xew 
London in 1669. The genealogies of the Connecticut families 
of this na.nej have been carefully compiled by Rev. F. W. 
Chapman, late of that State, now deceased, and published in a 
substantial volume. Jacob Chapman was at Boston in 1642, 

' and Richard and wife Mary were at the same place in 1652. 

and previously of Braintree. 

Ralph Chapman, from South worth, England, came to New 

-England in the ship Elizabeth, in 1635, aged 20. He was at 

Duxbury, Mass., in 1610, and his marriage with Lydia Wills is 

the first recorded in that ancient town. He subsequently 

moved to Marshfield where he worked at his trade, that of ship 

carpenter. In Marshfield he left three sons and two daughters. 

His grandson John, son of Ralph, jr., moved to Newport, R. I., 



bat returned to Pembroke, Mass., and died there in 1811, aged 
101 years, 2 months, and several days. When 102 years of 
age, he rode nine miles on horseback to visit a granddaughter, 
and returned the same day. The descendants of Ralph Chap- 
man of Duxbury and Marshfield have been quite numerous in 
Nobleborough, and in other parts of Maine. 

Edward Chapman, of Ipswich, Mass., some of whose de- 
scendants are recorded in the following pages, appears to have 
been of a familv distinct from any other New England family 
of Chapmans, though an examination of English family records 
would probably show that most, if not all, of these several New 
England families descended from the same common ancestor. 

Our thanks are especially due to Dea. Joseph Dow, of Hamp- 
ton, N. H., to David Murray and Comfort York, o£ Newmar- 
ket, N. H., and L. B. Chapman, of Deering, Me., for valuable 
aid rendered in the compilation of these records. 


A Grantee of Ipswich, Ms., in 1644. 

First Generation. 

The word Chapman is Anglo-Saxon, "Ceapman" It is spelled 
"Kaufman" in German. It means, in old English, a cheapener, 
a market man, a merchant. 

Edward Chapman, miller, of Ipswich, is said to have come from 
the northeast of England, not far from Hull, in Yorkshire. The 
probability of this tradition is supported by the facts that others 
from the same vicinity of the name, Chapman, are recorded, as 
recommended by their parish priests to be members of the Epis- 
copal Church, and so were permitted by the authorities to leave 



the country. Edward Chapman and the Puritans of that period 
could not expect such permission. 

He is said to have landed in Boston. In 1G42 he married first, 
Mary, daughter of Mark Symonds, the mother of his five children. 
She died June 10, 165S, and he married second, Dorothy, daughter 
of Richard Swain, and widow of Thomas Abbott of Rowley, who 
survived him. He died April IS, 1678. He seems to have been 
an industrious, energetic, christian man, who accumulated some 
property, and preferred to keep it in his own hands till he saw 
how his children would take care of their own earnings. He was 
cautious, firm and decided in his opinions. 

Will of Edward Chapman, Sen. 


Fr. Records of Deeds, <£'c, Essex Co., Mass., > 
Jpswieh Series, v. 4->2>- 169- y 

In the name of Goif, Amen, I, Edward Chapman of Ipswich, 
in the county of Essex, being weake of Body, but through the 
mercy of God, Inioying my understanding and Memory, do make 
and ordain this mv last will and testament. 

Imprimis. I committ my soule into the hands of Jesus Christ, 
my blessed Savjour and Redeemer, in hope of a joyful resurrection 
unto life, at the last day, my body to decent buriall. And for my 
outward estate, God hath graciously lent unto me, I dispose as 
followeth ; viz. My beloved wife, there being a covenant and 
contract between us, upon marrhge, my will is that it be faithful- 
ly fullfilled, twenty pounds of that contained in the covenant, to 
be in such household goods as she shall desire. Also my will is 
that my beloved wife Dorothy Chapman shall have the use of the 
parlour end of the house, both upper and lower roomes, with the 
little cellar that hath lock and key to it, with free liberty of the 
oven, and well of water, with ten good bearing fruit trees near 
that end of the house wch. she is to make use of, to have the fruit 
off them, also the garden plot fenct in below the orchard, and one 
quarter of the barne, at the farther end from the house, also to 
have the goeing of one cow in the pasture, and all during the time 
she doth remaine my widdow.* 

* Dorothy Chapman m., 13 Nov., 1G78, Archelaus Woodman, of Newbury. 


Item. My son Sytnon, haveing alreadye done for him beyond 
my other children, my will is that he shall have thirty pounds 
payed him, by my executor, as folio weth, viz., to be paid five 
pound a year, to begin the first five pounds three years after my 
decease, and five every yeare, next after, and this, to be his full 
portion. And for four pounds that is comeing to him of his 
Grandfather Symonds' gift, which is yet behynd,my will is that it 
ghall be payed unto him, out of that six acre lott lyeingat Wattells 
neck, wch. was his grandfather's, as it shall be prized by indiffer- 
ent men. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Nathaniel Chapman, 
thirty pounds, to be payed unto him by my executor, by five 
pound a year, the first five pounds to be payed three years after 
my decease, and the rest by five pound a year, the next following 
years ; and that to be his full portion. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter, Mary, the wife of 
John Barry, the sum of thirty pounds, to be payed unto her, by 
five pounds a year, the first five pounds to be payed three years 
after my decease, and so every year after, five pounds a year, un- 
till it be all payed. All the aforesayd Legacies to be payed in cur- 
rent country pay, unto sd. children. Also I give unto my sayd 
daughter Mary, one coverlett that is black and yellow. 

Item. I appoynt my. son, Samuel, to be my sole executor, of 
this my last will and testament, and do give unto him all my 
house and lands and chattels, he paying and performing all my 
will, unto my wife, and brothers and sister as above exprest, and 
also all my debts and funeral charges. I say I give unto him, my 
son Samuel Chapman, all the rest of my estate, both reall and 
personall. My will further is that all my children shall rest satis- 
fied With what I have done for them, and if any of them shall 
through discontent, make trouble about this my will, that then 
they shall forfeitt and loose what I have herein bequeathed unto 
them or him, unto them that shall be so molested by them. In 
witness that this is my last will and testament, I have heare unto 
put my hand and seale, this 9th of April, 1678. 

Edward Chapman, 3 mark and seale. 

Syned and sealed and published by Edward Chapman, to be his 
last will, in presence of us, Moses Pixgry, Sen'r, 

Proved April 30, 1G78. Robert Lord, Sen'r. 


1. Edward 1 and Mary (Symonds) Chapman, of Ipswich, Ms. 
In his last days, Edward Chapman had some trouble with his son, 
Nathaniel. Mark Symonds, his father-in-law, had left with him, 
in trust, certain lands, which were to be given to his children 
when they became of age. In Sept., 1677, after he had given 
John some real estate, Nathaniel sued his father for his share of 
the legacy left by his grandfather Symonds. By mutual consent, 
"Dea. Moses Piugry and Symon Stacy of Ipswich, and Ezekiell 
Northend, of Rowley," were chosen to divide that land into five 
equal parts, and Nathaniel was to choose "his share, according to 
his birth." Some of the other children left their shares in pos- 
session of their father till his death. When he made his will, 
April 9, 167S, he gave Nathaniel another equal share, and added, 
"My will is that all rav children be satisfied with that I have done 
for them. And if any of them shall, through discontent, make 
trouble about this, my will is that they shall forfeit and lose what 
I have herein bequeathed to him or them." They had: 

2. I. Simon 2 (or Symonds), born 1643, a carpenter, who 
married Mary, daughter of John Bruer, Sen., of Ipswich, and 
had two children named when her father made his will in 1684. 
She died Feb. 23, 17-24; he died Aug. 25, 1735, aged over 93; 
the oldest " town-born child when he died." Their children : 

t 3 i Edward 3 , b. in Rowley, 11 May, 1669; m. Mary . 

4 ii Simon, b. and died 2 July, 1674. 
•iii John 3 . 

5 iv Mary 3 , b. 12 March, 1677. 

Born in Ipswich: 

6 v Samuel 3 , b. 23 Oct, 16S0; m. 2. Feb., 1703^, Ester Harris, and 


i Ester 4 , b. 29 Xov., 1704. 
ii Abigail 4 , b. 20 Dec, 1706. 
iii Sarah 4 , b. 20 April, 170S. 
iv Samuel 4 , b. 10 Feb., 1712. 
v Dorothy 4 , b. 23 April, 1716. 
vi Margaret 4 , b. 23 Xov., 1718. 
vii Mary 4 , bapt. 22 April, 1722. 

** 7 vi Joseph 3 , b. March, 1662 ; m., 5 Feb.. 1707, Winworth, of 

8 vii Stephen 3 , b. 30 Oct., 1685. 


9. II. Nathaniel 2 , married 30 December, 1674, Mary Wil- 
born, called the daughter of Andrew Peters. Nathaniel was a 
carpenter, and is said to have died July 2, 1691. 

10. III. Mary 2 , born , married 24 Jan., 1676, John Barry. 

t 11. IV. Samuel Chapman 2 , born 1654, was a wheelwright 
and farmer. He married 20 May, 167S, Ruth, daughter of Sam- 
uel Ingals. On the death of his father, April 18, 1678, he was 
appointed, by the will, " sole executor of the will." He took the 
homestead, and was allowed three years to settle the estate, and 
then six years to pay the other heirs, in six annual installments. 
* He then became residuary legatee. 

12. V. John 2 , born \ married 30 Sept., 1675, Rebecca 

Smith, and died 1677. Sept. 1, 1677, his father gave him a 
house and lands, as he said, "in consideration of his dutifulness 
to me and living with me to the day of date," &c, " dureing the 
terme of his naturall life, and to his son John Chapman, after him, 
if he liveth to the age of 21 years." Two months after this his 
son John died, and the property fell, by the deed, into the hands 
of the widow, Rebecca, till the child became of age. Her son : 


13. John Chapman 3 , born July 7, 1676, married 28 Oct., 1702, 
Elizabeth Davis, and had : 

14 i Martha 4 , h. 10 Feb., 1703. 

15 ii Elizabeth 4 , b. 19 Oct., 1704. 

16 iii Rebecca 4 , b. 10 May, 1713. 
t 17 iv John 4 , b. 2 Jan., 1715. 

13 -v Davis 4 , b. 26 Jan., 1717. 

3. Edward Chapman 3 (Simon 2 , Edward 1 ), and Mary his 
wife, had : 

19 i John 4 . 

20 ii Edward 4 ,* m. 1st, 1727, Oct. 29, Ruth Jewett; 2d, 1731, Dec. 9, 

Sarah Kilbourn, of Rowley. 

♦This man was born about 1700, was a farmer, and lived to be over a 
hundred years of age. He married 1st Oct. 29, 1727, Ruth Jewett, 2d 
Dec. 9, 17-31, Sarah Kilbourn, both of Rowley, and had: 

i Amos 5 , b. about 1745, m. 1st a Warner of Ipswich, and had Amos 5 , 
Edward' 3 , and Simon ; m. 2d Olive Foster, of Ipswich, and had Moses 6 , 
who died young; Joseph , b. Dec. 24, 1778, m. 1801, Mary ."Summers, of Ips- 
wich, and had 1 son and 8 daughters. He d. 4 April, 1846, aged 67. 

ii Joseph W., 5 a farmer, who lives in Ipswich on land 150 years in the 
family. He was born Dec. 8, 1>14, m. Xov. 18. 1845, Eliza B. Moulton, and 
had Elizabeth Ann 1 ' and Edward Irving 6 . 


21 iii Jonathan. 4 

22 iv Daniel*, b. ; m. 1733, Mary Jewell. 

23 v Susanna 4 , b. ; m. 1731, March 22, John Xealand. 

24 vi Frances, b. 1697; d. 24 Aug., 1730. 

25 vii Mary ; d. 27 Oct., 1731, unm. 

11. Samuel Chapman 2 (Edward 1 ) was a man of piety and 
influence in the community. His wife, Ruth, died in Ipswich, 
June 22, 1700, and he soon removed with his children to North 
Hill in Hampton, and settled on a place called Bramble Hill, on 
the north side of the road to Stratham, where he died Jan. 26, 1722. 

In May, 1719, he presented to the council of New Hampshire, 
a petition from the North Hill people for a meeting-house, etc., in 
their part of the town. The selectmen of Hampton were present 
to oppose him ; but the petition was granted. Owing, however, 
to some difficulties, the separate organization w-as not completed 
till their meeting-house was built, and a church formed, on the 
17,th of November, 1733. So he did not live to see his hopes ac- 
complished. The stone over his grave says, " Samuel Chapman, 
died Jan. 2G, 1722, in ye 6Sth year of his age." 

The town of North Hampton was incorporated Nov. 26, 1742. 
The pastor settled over this colony was Rev. Nathaniel Gookin, 
son of the former pastor of the old church in Hampton. 

They had, born in Ipswich : 

t 26 i Samuel 3 , b. 12 Feb., 1679; m. 11 March 1702, Phebe 
Balch of Manchester, and removed to Hampton, N. H., and 
about twelve years later to Greenland, where he died April 
21, 1742. He was, in Hampton, a cordwaiuer, afterward a 
farmer. His wife Phebe died April 11, 173S. 
27 ii John 3 , b. ; m. 1G March, 1705, Dorothy, dau. of James 

and Elisabeth Chase, and died Oct. 17, 1705. 

t 28 John 4 his posthumous son, was b. in Hampton, Xov. 20, 1705. 

29 iii Joseph 3 , b. 6 April, 16S5, and died unm. in Hampton, March, 1750. 

He left lands, etc., and his brother Job administered on the 

30 iv Ruth 3 , b. 10 Jan., 1687; she m. Eaton, and in 1750, 

received her share of her brother Joseph's estate. 

31 v Edward 3 , b. ; d. in Ipswich, 17 Oct., 1C83. 

32 vi Mary 3 , b. 2 Jan., 1691; d. unm. in Hampton, 13 March, 1740, 

aged 49. 


t S3 vii Job 3 , b. about 1693; m. 1st Mary Chase, who d. 5 April, 1736, 
aged 43. He m. 2d Rachel Goss, of Rye, Jan., 1737. He inher- 
ited the homestead, where he died in 1765, aged over 70. 
34 viii Edmund, 3 b. about 1697. A farmer, in company with his broth- 
er Joseph. [I have a deed of marsh land sold them in 1725, 

» by Christopher Page. It was inherited by Job 5 , their 

nephew. — j. c] He died unmarried in Hampton, Feb. 20, 
1739, aged 42. 

17. John Chapman 4 [supposed] (John 3 , John 2 , Edward 1 ), of 
Ipswich, born 1715, married Joanna Perkins, of Ipswich. In 1779, 
a John Chapman, of Ipswich, Mass., whose wife was (I think) 
Joanna, bought land in Londonderry, N. H., where his son Joseph 
had settled some years before. He was a maker of leather 
breeches. Children : 

t 35 i John 5 , b. 17 April, 1777, in Ipswich; d. in Tewkesbury, Mass., 
Oct., 1847. 

36 ii Jeremiah 5 . 

37 iii Daniel 5 . 

38 iv Joseph 5 , supposed to have settled in Londonderry, X. H. 

39 v Elizabeth 5 . 

33. Job 8 and Maey (Chase) Chapman of North Hampton,* 
bad : 

40 i James 4 , b. , bapt. 1719. 

41 ii Mary 4 , bapt. 1719. 

42 iii Elisabeth 4 , bapt. 1722. 

43 iv Samuel 4 , b. 2 July, 1726; m. ; lived on the homestead, 

and had a son, Samuel 5 , b. , 1756. 

By 2d wife, Rachel : 

44 v Ruth 4 , bapt. Jan. 15, 1703, and three other daughters. 

35. John 5 , born 1777, blacksmith, married in Tewkesbury, 
Mass., 1S03, Clarissa, daughter of J. Jaques, of Wilmington, 
Mass., and had children : 

t 45 i John Brown 5 , b. in Tewkesbury, 23 Sept., 1805, and died 1867, 
June 29th, at Xashua, X. H. 

46 ii Clarissa Jaques c , b. 31 July, 1810. 

47 iii Henry Jaques 6 , b. Nov., 1812. 

48 iv Mary Parker*, b. 10 March, 1820, and died 22 Feb., 1S46. 

♦The descendants of Job are to appear in the History of Hampton, by - 
Dea. Joseph Dow. 


45. John Brown Chapman 6 , merchant, married in Pembroke, 
N. IT., 27 Feb., 1832, Mehitable Wiggin (daughter of Neheuiiah) 
Cochrane, of Pembroke, N. H., and had children: 

49 i Mary Elizabeth 7 , b. 4 May, 1S36. 

50 ii John Wesley 7 , b. 2 Dec, 1S33, and died Sept. 30, 1840. 

51 iii Clara Ann 7 , b. 7 Aug., 1S40. 

52 iv John Henry 7 , b. 14 Sept., 1844. 

53 v George Barrows 7 , b. 1 June, 1S46. 

26. Samuel Chapman 8 (called Samuel Chapman, jr.), (Sam- 
uel 2 , Edward 1 ), and his wife Phebe, had seven children born in 
Hampton and three in Greenland : 

54 i Phebe 4 , b. 29 Dec., 1702; m. Robert Hinkson, and lived in Epp- 

ing, where she was a widow in 1756, with five small children. 

Her father administered on the estate. 
i Samuel (Hinkson J became a joiner in Concord. 
ii John (Hinkson) of Concord. 
iii Ruth (Hinkson) of Epping. 
iv Abigail (Hinkson; of Epping. 
t 55 ii Paul 4 , b. 4 Nov., 1704; baptized in Greenland in 1717. He 

spent some years with his uncle Joseph in Hampton. He m. 

Mary, dau. of Capt. Samuel and Elinor (Haines) Weeks, and 

settled on the homestead with his sisters, where he d. Oct. 

IS, 1754. His widow died about 1762. He was a cooper and 

farmer in Epsom where he owned lands, and for a time was 

town clerk. 
t 56 iii Samuel 4 , b. 7. Dec, 1706; m. 1st York; was taxed in 

Newmarket 1732 or earlier. He is supposed to have lived in 

Stratham, and had seven sons and five daughters. 
57 iv Martha 4 , b. 9 Sept., 1708; d. in Greenland, unm., 1767. 

55 v Penuel 4 , b. 23 May, 1711: m. , 1743, Sarah Lebbee of Rye, 

and lived some years in North Hampton, then in Exeter, 
exepting a few years of absence, twenty years. He owned 
land in Epsom, and for a time was town clerk. 
59 vi Joseph 4 , b. 10 June, 1713; was taxed in Exeter (N. Market 
section) in 1732, with Samuel 4 , and is supposed to have spent 
his life in Newmarket. He was living there in 1776. He m. 

, and had: 

i Smith 5 , m. , and had: 


Kate. , 

, Mary, m. Thomas York. 




u Levi 5 , m. and had: 

Eben, killed in Newmarket, 1S45. » 

Irene, d. nnm. 

Mary, m. G. Batchelder. 

60 vii Benjamin 4 , bapt in Greenland, 1717. 

61 viii Jonathan 4 , bapt. in Greenland,1719; m. Mary , who, with 

her daughter Salina, was bapt. in Rye, 1751, and daughter 
Phebe bapt. 1752. In 1751 he bought land in Barrington, N. 
H., where he lived in 1761, with a son Anthony 

62 ix Ruth 4 , bapt. in Greenland, 1719. 

63 x Abigail 4 , b. , 1721 ; d. unni. 13 Oct., 1754, aged 33. 

28. Jonx Chapman 4 (John 3 , Samuel 2 , Edward 1 ), born in 

Hampton, Nov. 20, 1705 ; married Huldah Hoyt. In March, 

1736, he sold his lands in Hampton to Wra. Russell, and 

lived some years in Kensington, whence he went to Epping, 

where his wife joined the church in 1755. He and his sons were 

there in 1776. 

Children : 

64 i Mary 5 , b. in Hampton, , 1730. 

65 ii John 5 , b. Jan. , 1734. 

66 iii Edmund 5 , b. in Kensington, Oct. 20, 1736; bapt. 173S. In 1775 
he took a letter from Epping to the Baptist church in Lower 

67 iv Hannah 5 , b. Feb. 1739. 

56. Samuel Chapman 4 (Samuel 3 , Samuel 2 , Edward 1 ), born 
in Hampton, Dec. 7, 1706; baptized in Greenland, 1717. He 

married first York. 

Children : 

68 i John 5 , b. in Newmarket, 5 July, 1730. 

69 ii Mary 5 , b. 8 March, 1732. 
t 70 iii Samuel 5 , b. 9 March, 1734 ; m. Mary Barber, who was b. Feb. 4, 

1729, and d. 30 Dec, 1810. Samuel died 9 April, 1809, aged 75 
years and 1 month. 

71 iv Benjamin 5 , b. 4 Jan., 1737; m. Bracket, and had: 

i Paul 6 , b. Nov.. 9, 1761 ; m. 1st ; 2d Nancy, dau. of 

Smith Chapman, ne had by 1st wife: 
i Nancy 7 , wife of Elder Wm. Demeritt, of Durham. 
ii Mary 7 , m. Benjamin Brackett. 
iii Sally 7 , m. Arthur Branscomb. 
iv Lydia 7 , m. John Shackford. 
v Paul, jrJ, m. 1829, Mary French, of Deerfield. 


ii Lydia 6 . 

iii Noah 6 , d. 

iv John 6 . 

v Joseph 6 , who lived iu Meredith, N. H. 

72 v Phebe 5 , b. 10 June, 1739; d. 14 May, 1750. 

73 vi Edmund 5 , b. IS Feb. 1741. 

74 vii Noah 5 , b. 24 March, 1743, and d. 8 Aug. 1759, killed by lightning 

in the house. 

75 viii Elisabeth 5 , b. 14 Jan., 1745, and d. 30 May, 1760. 

t 76 ix Eliphaz 5 , b. 7 March, 1750; m. Aug. 12, 1772, Hannah Jackrnan, 
b. July 24, 1753, of Xewburyport. 

77 x Martha 5 , b. 11 Aug., 1749. 

78 xi David 5 , b. 7 Dec, 1752; m. Elis. Clark of Strathara. 

By second wife : 

79 xii Hannah 5 , b. , m. Daniels, who went to Danville, 

Vt., where her father spent his last days, living to be near 
90 years of age. 

5o. Paul Chapman 4 (Samuel 3 , Samuel 2 , Edward 1 ), and Ins 
wife Mary, had : 

SO i Simuel 3 , b. Jan. 6, 1745; m. . He lived, most of his 

days in "Wakefield and vicinity, but with his wife, found a 
home, about 1823, with their widowed dau. Betsey, in Tam- 
worth, where his wife d. Aug. 12, 1831, and he, June 24, 1833. 
They had: 
i Betsey 6 , b. in Greenland, 25 April, 1772. She d. in 
Tamworth, 18 Sep., 1S59. She m. 25 Feb., 1798, Win. 
Goodwin, who d. Sep. 1T,1S17, leaving eight children: 
i Jeremiah (Goodwin), b. 1800. 
ii Betsey (Goodwin), b. 2 Oct., 1801, and d. 1849, 
June 10. She m. Matthew Gannet, of Tam- 
iii Nathan (Goodwin), b. 1803; d. 
iv "William (Goodwin), b. 1804; m. Mary Folsom. 
v Mary (Goodwin), b. 1S07, Nov. 2; m. M. Gan- 
net, and d. 
vi Samuel (Goodwin), b. 1S08, Dec. 26. 
vii Lydia (Goodwin), b. 1811, d. 11 June, 1851. 
viii George W. (Goodwin), b. 4 July, 1813; m. Julia 
Moulton, and lived, in 1878, in Tamworth. 
ii Lydia 6 , b. in Wakefield; m. 27 May, 1799, Samuel 
Goodwin of Rochester, a brother of her sister's hus- 
band. They had eight children: 
i . Chapman (Goodwin). 
ii Betsey (Goodwin). 



iii Samuel (Goodwin). 
iv Lydia (Goodwin). ~ 
v "Woodbury (Goodwin). 
vi Olive (Goodwin). 
vii Daniel (Goodwin), 
viii William (Goodwin). 
t 81 ii Job 5 , b. in Greenland, Nov. 1, 1747; bapt. Nov. 8, 1747. He m. 

8 Jan., 1771, in Kensington, Penelope Philbrook of Hampton, 
(supposed) dau. of Benjamin 5 Elias 4 , John 3 , John' 2 , Thomas 1 . 
Her brother Eliphalet, and sister Mary, wife of Col. John 
Wingate, lived in Wakefield, N". H. 

Paul 5 , b. 25 May, 1749, and died 17 Sep., 1753. 
John 5 , b. 23 July, 1751, and died 22 Sep., 1753. They died, it is 
said, of that fatal epidemic, putrid sore throat. 

81. Job Chapman 5 bought his brother Samuel's share of the 
estate, and lived on the homestead about twenty years. In 1793 
he went to Deerfield, and in 1802 he settled, with all his seven 
children, in Tarn worth, where he died March 26, 1837, aged 89 
years and 5 months. His wife Penelope died there May 10, 1838, 
aged 87. He was a very quiet and peaceable citizen, fond of read- 
ing, interested in politics, but not ambitious for office, nor eager 
for wealth. Their children, born in Greenland: 

82 i Benjamin 6 , b. 1773; m. Sept., 1795, Sarah Wedgwood of Deerfield 

Was a farmer in Tamworth, andd. June 16, 1826. No child. 

83 ii Job 6 , b. 1776; d. unm., June 9, 1S22. 

t 84 iii Eliphalet 6 , b. 1778 ; a farmer in Tamworth ; m. 1S03, Peggy Keu- 
nison of Deerfield, who d. Aug. 10, 1S26, of a fever. She left 

9 children. In June, 1SG3, Eliphalet d. in Newton, Mass., 
aged 85. 

t 85 iv Samuel 6 , b. 11 May, 1781 ; a cooper and then a farmer. He m. in 
Tamworth, Feb. 10, 1S08, Elisabeth (or Betsey) Smith, dau. of 
Levi and Joanna (Weeks) Folsom. Mrs. Folsom was a dau. 
of Dr. John Weeks, an eminent physician of Hampton, who 
died when she was a child. She was a woman of remarkable 
intelligence and piety. She was b. Dec. 31, 1755; m. in New- 
market, Dec. 4, 1777, and soon removed into the wilderness of 
Tamworth, where she patiently endured the trials of frontier 
life, and trained up a large family of children. 
86 v Mary 6 , b. 1784; m. 1st in 1S06, Bradbury Jewell, of Tamworth, 
and had: 

i Bradbury (Jewell), b. 1807, and d. 1843. 
- ii David (Jewell), b. , who died unmarried. 


Her husband d. , and she ra. 2d, 1844, Phinehas Went- 

worth, of Barrington, and d. 18tU. 
87 vi John*, b. 1788, and ra. 22 Oct. 1S99, Mercy Ballard. He d. 21 
June, 1S12, and his widow m. 17 Feb., 1819, David Luce of 
Industry, Me. They had: 

Lucy Chapman, 7 b. 1S11, who ra. Henry Luce of Industry, Me. 
8S vii Joseph 15 , b. in Greenland, 1791; m. 1st 1S13, Huldah Howard, 
who d. May 7, 1826, leaving two children ; ra. 2d in 1827, Julia 
Atkinson of Hollis, Me., who lives with the son, Simeon. He 
■was a lumberman, a cooper, and a fanner, and died in Tarn- 
worth, Sept. 15. 1369. 

i Rebecca 7 , b. 12 April, 1817, who m. April 30, 1S40, Enoch 
Perkins of Great Falls, where she died April 20, 1S59. 
She had two daughters : 

i Clara A. (Perkins), b. 16 Dec, 1S50. 
ii Frances J. (Perkins), b. 17 Dec, 1852. 
ii Simeon 7 , b. 1324, who, in 1S78, lives unmarried on the 

70. Samuel Chapman 5 (Samuel 4 , Samuel 3 , Samuel-, Ed- 
ward 1 ), born March 9, 1734; married Aug. 4, 1754, Mary Barber, 
who was born Feb. 4, 17*29; lived in Newmarket, N. H., and 
had the following children : 

i Jenny 6 , b. June 4, 1755; d. 19 Nov., 1814, unm. » 

ii Mary 6 , b. Aug. 29, 1757; d. 7 March, 1815, unm. 
iii Elizabeth 6 , b. Dec IS, 1759; d. March, 1852. 
t 89 iv Samuel 6 , b. in Newmarket, N. H., Jan. 13, 1762; d. in Parsons- 
field, Me., April 23, 1851. Hannah Quinby, his first wife, died 
Sept. 27, 1801, and he m. 2d Olive Deshon, of Saco. b. Nov. 21, 
1771; d. April 22, I860, 
t 90 v Shadrach , b. in Newmarket, N. H., March 6, 1764; d. at West- 
brook, Me., in 1812. He was married to Lydia Starbird, who 
was born at Westbrook, Me., Nov. 20, 176S,and died Feb. 18, 1851. 
91 vi Comfort 6 , b. Feb. 23, 1700; d. May 12, 17S3. 
t 92 vii John 6 , b. July 20, 170S; m. 1st ilaunah Davis, b. in Lee, Mass., 
1770; 2d, Betsey Odlin, of Exeter. 
viii Rhoda*, b. Oct. 30, 1770; m. Davis, of Lee; no children. 

t 93 ix Andrew McLary 6 , born in Newmarket, Aug. 22, 1773; m. Eleanor 
Jones, of Epping, N. H. ; d. at Parsonsfield, Me., April 14, 
1850. She d. May 24, 1803, aged 91 years 4 months 15 days. 

89. Samuel Chapman 6 (Samuel 5 , Samuel 4 , Samuel 3 , Samuel 2 , 

Edward 1 ). 

Previous to the settlement of Rev. Eliphaz Chapman at 



Bethel, three of his nephews came from Newmarket, X. H., to 
this State, — Samuel, Shadrach, and Andrew McLary Chapman. 

Samuel purchased a tract of land situated on what was then 
and still is known as the "North road," Parsonsfield, in York 
count}', most of which, if not all, was in a wild state. He cleared 
a portion of it, planted an orchard, and erected a comfortable 
dwelling. Through the back portion of the tract ran a small 
stream of water, and being possessed of considerable mechanical 
ability, he built a saw and grist mill, with dwelling-house for mill 
men. His efforts both as a farmer and miller were quite success- 
ful. The mill gradually went to decay, likewise the first farm- 
house, and nothing now remains as a mark of the mill spot for the 
visiting eye but the old mill-stones resting upon the bank of the 
sluoT'jrish little stream. He thought for himself; was stern and 
decided in his convictions. In his religious opinions he was in- 
dependent, believing firmly in common honesty — that man should 
deal fairly with his brother man. His children by the first mar- 
riage were : 

i Betsey 7 , b. in Parsonsfield, Jan. 0, 1790; m. Samuel ClafTord, of 
Corinth, Yt., and had C children: 
H Mary. 


Kobert, b. at Parsonsfield, Me. 

Betsey, b. at Plainfield, Yt., at which place both Samuel 
and Betsey died. 
ii Hale 7 , b. in Parsonsfield, June 9, 1792; d. May 31, 1806. 
t 94 iii Henry 7 , b. in Parsonsfield, Xov. 9, 1794. 
iv Mary 7 , b, in Parsonsfiel 1, July 30, 1796. 

v Hannah 7 , b. in Parsonsfield, March 24, 1799; m. Kicliard Cam- 
pernell, of Xewfield, and had: 

Fannie 5 , b. April 6, 183S; m. Henry Long, and d. 1S72. 
By 2d wife, Olive Deshon: 
f 95 vi Mark 7 , b. July 17, 1804; m. Ruth M. Wedgewood. 

vii Pamelia 5 , b. Dec. 6, 1S05; m. John Gammon, jr„ and had: 

MaryO. (Gammon), b. Feb. 17, 1S27; m. George Warren. 
John G. (Gammon), b. Xov. 30, 1832; d. May 16, 1S44. 
viii Caroline 7 , b. Xov. 10, 1S07; d. April 16, 1S12. 
t 96 ix nale 7 , b. March 29, 1810. 
t 97 x Andrew McLary 7 , b. Feb. 19, 1812. 


90. Sfiadrach Chapman 6 (Samuel 5 , Samuel 4 , Samuel 8 , Samuel 2 , 
Edward 1 ), being by trade a blacksmith, settled and married his 
wife at Stroudwater Village, Westbrook, where much ship-build- 
ing was done at that time. He was industrious in business, and 
a zealous advocate of the Methodist form of religious worship, 
and kept an open house for the believers in the Methodist doc- 
trine. His wife, who long survived him, was possessed of large 
conversational power, and for many years after the death of her 
husband was a school-teacher in her native town. She embraced 
the Swedenborgian doctrine, and died firm and outspoken iu the 
belief that her soul would remain with her friends on earth after 
the death of the body. Children : 

i Mary 7 , b. ; d. in 183S, unmarried. 

ii Nancy C. 7 . b. Xov. IS, 1791; m. at Westbrook, Oct 25, 1S10, 
Tristram C. Stevens, who was bora Xov. 6, 1799, and d. Sept. 3, 
1870. He was a ship joiner. She died at Deering, Sept. 24, 
1S74. Deering was a part of Westbrook till 1871, at which 
time the town was divided. Their children were : 
Tristram (Stevens). 
Henry (Stevens). 
David (Stevens). 
Ann M. (Stevens). 
Henry (Stevens). 
Lydia M. (Stevens). 
Charles B. (Stevens). 
Olive J. (Stevens). 
Michael (Stevens). 
hi Samuel 7 , b. ; d. in Westbrook, unmarried. 

92. John Chairman 6 , of Newmarket (Samuel 5 , Samuel 4 , 
Samuel 8 , Samuel' 2 , Edward 1 ), b. 20 July, 1768, had : 

i Comfort 7 , b. in Lee, 1 March, 1791, who ra. in 1812, Elijah York, 
of Lee. Mrs. York is living in Lee, N. H., and has aided in 
this work. They had : 

i David D. (York), b. 11 Oct., 1813. 
ii Mary J. (York), b. 14 July, 1810. 
ii Rebecca 7 , b. ; m. Benj. D. Watson : no children. 

iii Woodbridge 7 , d. in infancy. 

By 2d wife, Betsey Odlin: 
t 93 iv Geo. W. 7 , b. 26 Sept., 1804; m. Sally Burnham, b. 14 March, 1S02, 
and d. April , 187S. 
v Hannah 7 . 
vi Hale. 7 




vii Noah 7 . 

viii Wm. O. 7 , b. ; m. Caroline Adams, and lives in Kittery, Me. 

Their children are : 
i Wesley 3 . 
ii George-. 
* iii Olivia 3 . 
iv Ednah 3 . 

93. Andrew McLary Chapman 6 (Samuel 5 , Samuel 4 , Samuel 8 , 
Samuel 2 , Edward 1 ), not being robust in health, his parents looked 
more particularly after his education than that of the fthor mem- 
bers of the family. His early manhood was spent at school-teach- 
ing, but he finally purchased a tract of land in Parsonsfield, where 
he erected buildings in keeping with the times, tilled the soil, and 
performed the duties of Justice of the Peace. Though physically 
somewhat weak, yet he managed to keep his farni in good condi- 
tion, and buildings in excellent repair till the time of his death, all 
of which he left to his son Andrew McLary. In stature he was 
slim; in demeanor, circumspect and grave. In religious matters 
he was somewhat interested, being a member of the church. His 
wife was a help-mate in every particular. Industrious, ingenious, 
and frugal in every respect. Children : 

i Judith G. 7 , b. Nov. 11, 1801; m. 1st, Dr. David Howard, of 
Bridgewater, Mass. He d. at Madison, aged 34; m. 2d, Dr. 
Daniel S. Hobbs, b. in Effingham, Xov. 10, 1800. She had, all 
born in Madison : 

i Eleanor C. (Howard), b. May 9. 1S25; m. Wm. Gile, 

of Kent, O. 
ii Huldah C. (Howard), b. April 19, 1S27; ra. John X. 
Lord, b. in Freedom, X. H., Dec., 1817. 
By second husband, Dr. Daniel S. Hobbs: 
iii Josiah H. (Hobbs), b. Dec. 22, 1S35. 
iv Almira H. (Hobbs), b. May 28, 1837. 
ii Rhoda D. 7 , b. July 19, 1S02; m. July, 1S25, Josiah H. Hobbs, b. at 
Effingham, X. H., Xov. 2, 1790, who d. June 18, 1854, and had, 
all born in "Wakefield, X. H. : 

i Sarah H. (Hobbs), b. Feb. 7, 1S28; m. Cyrus K. San- 
bora, Jan. 14, 1851. 
ii Benjamin (Hobbs), b. Sept. 19, 1829; d. July 19, 1839. 
iii Ellen C. ( flobbs), b. April 30, 1831 ; m. Hon. Edward 

A. Rollins, of Philadelphia, Oct. 5, 1855. 
iv Josiah O. (Hobbs), b. Feb. 1, 1833; d. May 9, 1S34. 
v Josiah H. (Hobbs), b. Oct. 19, 183G. 


vi Harriet N. (Hobbs), b. June 11, 1838. 

vii Benjamin (Hobbs), b. Feb. 1, 1840 ; m. Hattie M. Chase, 

and d. Aug. 22, 1SG6. 
viii Laura B. (Hobbs), b. June 22, 1S65. 
ix George Frank (Hobbs), b. May 6, 1S41; m. Emma J. 

Christie, Nov. 19, 1874. 
x Mary A. (Hobbs), b. Dec. 22, 1842 ; m. Henry N. Clapp, 
July 26, 1870. 
iii Zebulon D. 7 , b. Oct., 1804; d. unmarried, Sept. 12, 1837. 
iv Almira 7 , b. Oct. 30, 1800; m. Sept. 11, 1825, Algernon S. Howard, 
b. in Bridgewater, Mass., Oct. 17, 1790. He lived first in 
:>;*.„ Tamworth, X. H., and died at Sangerville, Me., Aug. 5, 1859. 
They had, b. in Tam worth, X. H. : 

i Andrew McChapman (Howard), b. Sept., 1826; m. 

Susan Kollins. 
ii Adonis (Howard), b. July 11, 1823; d. Aug. 12, 1828. 
iii Henry C. (Howard), b. July 23, 1829; m. Flora Harri- 

v Mary A. C. (Howard), b. July 22, 1831 ; m. John D. Coy. 
v Octava W. (Howard), b. Aug. 23, 1833 ; m. Wm. H. Hyde. 
vi Algernon S. (Howard), b. in Bangor, Me., Sept 26, 
1835; m. Annie E. Bearce. 
Born in Sangerville, Me. : 
vii Grace S. (Howard), b. Nov. 2, 1S37; m. Charles H. 

viii Charles A. (Howard), b. Aug. 10, 1S39; m. Hattie E. 

ix Adonis D. (Howard), b. Sept. 23, 1841. 
x Lorenzo D. (Howard), b. July 3, 1813; d. May 4, 1864. 
xi Nelson (Howard), b. April 18, 1845; m. Mary Clark. 
xii Almira (Howard), b. April 13, 1817; d. Aug. 9, 1804. 
xiii Annette (Howard), b. Sept 9, 1851; m. Frank A. Lewis. 
v Mary Ann 7 , b. Feb. 16, 1810; m. Sept. 13, 1831, True Perkins, b. 
in Tamworth, N. H., May 17, 1306. They lived in Tamworth. 
She d. Oct 22, 1S67; he d. July 3, 1S73. They had, all 
born in Tamworth : 

i Edwin R. (Perkins), b. Feb. 20, 1833; m. Aug. 24 
1858, Hattie Pelton, b. in La Grange, N. Y., May 31, 
1837. They settled in Cleveland, O. 
ii Mary Ann (Perkins), b. Dec. 30, 1834; m. March 10, 
1857, Henry B. Nealley, b. in North wood, N. H., 
May 16, 1829. They settled at Manhattan, Kansas. 
He d. in the army, Jan., 1862. 
iii Winslow T. (Perkins), b. Jan. 4, 1837. 



iv George W. (Perkins), b. July 1, 1842; m. in Boston, 

Mass., March 31, 1S62, Minerva R. Berry, b. in West 

Westminster, Yt., Nov. 3, 1842, and settled in Boston. 

v Andrew McChapman (Perkins), b. Aug. 22, 1850; d. 

Jan. 16, 1863. 

vi Andrew McLary ", born in Parsonsfield, May 8, 1821 ; m. Mary 

A. Bickford, b. in Parsonsfield, Aug. 22, 1S20, resides on the 

homestead, and had: 

i George Francis 8 , b. July 5, 1842; m. Nov. 29, 1863, 
Mary E. Hussie, of Limerick, b. June 11, 1S42, and 
Ida Belle, d. Aug. 9, 1869, aged 6. 
Minnie May, b. Dec. 31, 1865. 
Ida Belle, b. July 5, 1868. 
George F., b. March 30, 1870. 
ii Almira H. 8 , b. Aug. 2, 1844; d. Jan. 4, 1S59, aged 14 

years 6 mos. 2 days. 
iii Malvina s ; b. Nov. 10, 1846, m. June 7, 1S69, James E. 
Kezar, of Parsonsfield, and have : 
Adda M. (Kezar). 
Abner (Kezar). 
Mary (Kezar). 
iv Altae E. s , b. Feb. 22, 1851. 

v Carrie E. 8 , b. Sept. 11, 1855; m. Aug. 11, 1875, Silas V. 
Kilborn, of Bridgton, b. Feb. 14, 1855. 

94. Henry Chapman 7 , the third child of Samuel of Parsons- 
field and of Hannah Quinby his wife, born Nov. 9, 1794, 
died March 31, 1873 ; married Hannah Bond, of Westbrook, who 
was a grand-daughter of Abraham and Sarah (Swan) Russell, 
of Bethel and Fryeburg. He was a ship-carpenter and farmer, 
in Westbrook, Me., where he lived and died. They had : 
i Lorenzo Mark s , b. in Westbrook, Sept. 5, 1824. 
ii Albion Parris 8 , b. July 7, 1826 ; m. March 28, 1864, Lizzie M. Foss, 
of Portland, b. July 7, 1826, and have: 
George Albion, b. March 20, 1869. 
Arthur, b. August 10, 1873. 
iii George Henry 8 , b. June 29, 18'J9. 

iv Leonard Bond*, b. Feb. 3, 1834; m. Aug. 7, 1859, Ruby F. Mer- 
rill, b. July 4, 1837, dau. of Edmoud Merrill, of Bethel; re- 
sides in Deering, Me., and have: 

Albion Leonard, b. in Deering, Aug. 20, 1863. 
v Sarah Bond, b. Oct. 13, 1836; m. in Portland, Oct. 1862, Abraham 
Hill of Cambridge, Mass., b. July 28, 1832; went to Algona, 
Iowa, where he died Feb. 3, 1876. 




vi Edward Kirk, b. July 21, 1841 ; m. June 25, 1S72, Annie L. Gould, 
of Westbrook, b. Jan. 10, 1845. He enlisted against the 
southern rebellion, and after serving a year in the 1st Maine 
D. C. Cavalry in the Array of the Potomac, was severely 
wounded and discharged from service. They had : 

Abraham Hill, b. in Cape Elizabeth, July 12, 1876. 

vii Samuel Andrew, b. in Westbrook, March 13, 1S45. 

95. Mark Chapman 7 , sixth child of Samuel of Parsonsfield, 
and of Olive Deshon, his second wife, born in Parsonsfield, July 17, 

- 1804; resided on the old homestead, and died Dec. 3, 1833. He 
married Ruth M. Wedgwood, April 15, 1826. 

Children : 

i Samuel 8 , b. March 22, 1827; m. May 12, 1S63, Emily Scott, who 
was b. at Claremont, N. H., July 7, 1S39. He enlisted against 
the rebellion in the 1st Mass. Heavy Artillery, and from dis- 
ease contracted while confined in prison at Salisbury, N. C, 
died at Claremont, N. H., April 5, 1865. He had one child: 
Ida G. Chapman. 
ii Mary 8 , b. Sept 22, 1823; m. June 1, 1853, John Y. Granville of 
Effingham, N. H., Dec. 26, 1822. She died Dec. 12, 1864. 
They had: 

Frank H. (Granville), b. Oct. 18, 1853; d. June 2, 1862. 
Ida May (Granville), b. March 17, 1856; d. May 17, 1857. 
Ida A. (Granville), b. May 8, 1857; d. Nov. 5, 1861. 
John D. (Granville), b. March 23, 1863. 
iii Caroline A 8 ., b. Nov. 1, 1832; m. August 15, 1857, Rev. D. W. C. 
Durgin, d.d., b. in Thornton, N. H., March 29, 1830. He is now 
President of Hillsdale College at Hillsdale, Mich., and has : 
Clinton D. (Durgin), b. May 28, 1861. 
Carrie G. (Durgin), b. June 24, 1S65. 
iv Sarah F. s , b. Nov. 1, 1S32; m. March 4, 1854, H. M. Mudgett, b. 
in Parsonsfield, Sept. 2S, 1726, and had: 

Lewis H. (Mudgett), b. in Sangerville, Me., 1860. 
Luceil F. (Mudgett), b. in Parsonfield, Dec. 17, 1S62. 

96. Hale Chapman 7 , the ninth child of Samuel of Parsons- 
field, "and Olive Deshon, his second wife, born March 29, 1810 ; 
married Feb. 14, 1831, Elvira J. Colby, who was born at Ossipee, 
N. II., April 3, 1812. He was a painter and died in Ossipee, Nov. 
11, I860. 

.• Children : 

i Harriet Jane*, b. Jan. 8, 1832 ; m. 1st, March 8, 1S53, Maurice F. 



Goodwin of Milton, X. EL, and 2d, July 21, 1869, Horace L. 
Grant of Fork, Me. 
ii Charles Franklin 8 , b. Jan. 5, 1833; m. Oct 12, 1855, Helen Young 
of Ossipee. Eeside in the West, and have one son : 
George Henry. 

iii Hannah Frances, 8 b. Oct. 5, 1839; m. Henry B. Wilder of Worces- 
ter, Mass. ; d. Nov. 12, 1804. 
iv Mary Emily 8 , b. Aug. 18, 1841 ; d. Sept. 12, 1844. 

97. Andrew McLary Chapman 7 , the youngest son of 
Samuel of Parsonsfield, and Olive Deshon, his second wife, born 
Feb. 19, 1812, married Feb. 23, 1836, Esther A. Welch, born Feb. 
26, 1812; and resides on a part of the homestead. 

Children : 
i Mark 8 , b. in Parsonsfield, Jan. 11, 183S; m. at Providence, R. I., 
Dec. 15, 1858, Mary E. Beaumont, b. Oct. 31, 1837, and has: 
i Carrie Emma, b. Dec. 4, 1861. 
ii William W., b. July 7, 1872. 
ii Zebulon D. 3 , b. Jan. 26,1841; m. Sarah Hume, b. at Freedom, 
N. H.; d. 1S7S, having had: 
Abenetha, b. June 2, 1869. 
Edith, b.-Nov. 17, 1S75. 
iii Ellen G. 3 , b. Dec. 15, 1S49 ; m. John Stewart, and have one son. 
iv John H. 8 , b. May 14, 1852. 

98. George W. Chapman 7 (John 6 , Samuel 5 , Samuel 4 , Sam- 
uel 3 , Samuel 2 , Edward 1 ), born 1804, and Sally (Burnham) Chap- 
man, had : 

i Frances Ann 3 , b. 5 July, 1830; d. 7 April, 1832. 

ii Elisabeth Ann 3 , b. 3 March, 1833. 

iii George W. s , b. 17 Oct., 1S34; d. 7 Jan., 1835. 

iv Sarah Frances 3 , b. 7 Jan., 1837. 

v Charles Franklin 3 , b. 26 Aug., 1838; d. 7 April, 1S65. 

7G. Eliphaz Chapman 5 , (Samuel 4 , Samuel 3 , Samuel 2 , Ed- 
ward 1 ), was born in Newmarket, X. H., March 7, 1750. He was 
twice married. Ilis first wife died childless soon after her mar- 
riage, and we have not learned her name. His second wife was 
Hannah, daughter of Timothy Jackman of Newbury. Eliphaz 
Chapman was a Congregationalist minister, and preached at Mad- 
bury from 1770 to 1773, and afterward at Methuen, Mass. From 
the latter place he removed to Bethel, Me., then Sudbury-Can- 


ada, in February, 1791. He journeyed with two two-horse teams 
through the towns of York, Gorham, Bridgton, Waterford and 
Albany. From the latter place there was no road to Bethel, and 
only one horse team had passed over the route before. There 
were but few families in Bethel at this time. Mr. Chapman selected 
a lot on the north side of the Androscoggin river, which his 
son Timothy afterward occupied, and which still remains 
in the family. He was a very useful man in the new town. He 
solemnized many of the early marriages, and judging from the 
number of children named after him, he must have been very 
popular. He died Jan. 20, 1811, and his wife Hannah died Dec. 
15, 1839, aged 92 years. 

Children, born in Methuen, or at least, recorded there : 

\ i Hannah 6 , b. June 24, 1773; d. young. 

\ t 99 ii Eliphaz, jr. 6 , b. June 16, 1775. 

iii Elizabeth 6 , b. May 27, 1777. She married John, son of Joseph 
Greely Swan of Bethel, and died soon after at Gilead, Me., 
without children. 
iv Abigail , b. Dec. 29, 177S; married James Walker from Concord, 
N. H., who was the first trader in Bethel. They had : 
i Milton C. (Walker), b. March 2, 1805. 
ii Abigail C. (Walker), b. May 21, 1S07. 
The mother died Oct; 3, 1807, and James Walker afterward 
married Patty Heath, and had other children. 

1 100 v George Whitefiekl 3 , b. Dec. 25, 1780. 

1 101 vi Timothy 3 , b. Feb. 17, 1783. 

vii Samuel' (Col.), b. Feb. 28, 1785. He lived, in his younger days, 
with his Aunt Maiy, who married Col. James Rogers of Free- 
port, Me. He married Desire Curtis of Freeport, aud moved 
to Bethel, to the north side of the river, the place now occu- 
pied by Vincent Chapman. He d. May. 2, 1827, and his wife 
Sept. 10, 1S26. Children : 
i. Elizabeth 7 , b. March 6, 1S06. 
ii Jonathan 7 , b. Aug. 19, 1S07; m. Sept. 21, 1828, Phebe 

Perrin of Newry. 
iii Hannah 7 , b. Feb. 17, 1809. 
iv Susanna 7 , b. Aug. 25, 1810. 
v Mary 7 , b. Feb. 10, 1812. 

vi Samuel Hadden 7 , b. March 22, 1815; m. 1st Mary Traf- 
ton of Westbrook, 2d Azubah L. Poor of Andover, 3d 
Caroline H. Barker, Feb. 22, 1853. He long kept the 
Chapman house at Bethel, and died there, 
vii Salome 7 , b. June 1, 1817. 


viii Thirza Curtis 7 , b. June 4. 1S19. 

ix Albion P. 7 , b. ; m. Catherine Tenney of Rockport, 

Mass., Oct. 4, 1856. 

1 102 viii Edmund 6 , b. June 7, 17ST. 

99. Eliphaz Chapman 6 (Eliphaz 5 , Samuel 4 , Samuel 3 , Samuel 2 , 
Edward 1 ), married first Salome Burnham, June 30, 1804, who died 
July 2, 1S29, and second Betsey Adams, March 8, 1830. He was 
a prominent man in the town of Gilead. He was often in town 
office, and also represented his town in the legislature. He died 
July 9, 1844. 

Children bv his first wife : 


1 103 i Robert Andrews 7 , b. Sept. 22, 1807. 
ii Timothy Jackman 7 , b. April 5, 1810; m. 1st Waity W. Kimball 

\ of Gilead, Sept. 10, 1838, who d. Dec. 27, 1862, and 2d Mary 

*. Frances Ingalls, April 4, 1864, who died Oct 6, 1865. He died 

April 16, 1869. No children. 
iii Elbridge 7 , b. June 27, 1813. He married Delinda, daughter of 
John and Lucia (Twitchell) Kimball of Bethel, and was for 
many years in trade with his brother in Bethel. He then 
moved to Portland and engaged in trade, and died there June 
20, 1868, leaving a competence for his family. His children 
were : 
i Lucia Henrietta 8 , b. July 7, 1S40; d. June 27, 1S43. 
ii Helen Delinda g , b. May 18, 1843, who resides with her 

mother in Portland. 
iii Henry Leland s , b. July 26, 1845; graduated at Bowdoin 
College, class of 1866, and from the Theological Sem- 
inary, Bangor, in I860, and has since been a teacher in 
Bowdoin College, now occupying the chair of rhetor- 
ic, oratory, and English literature; m. Emma Caro- 
line Smith, of Gorham, Me., and had: 
Henry Smith, b. June 28, 1871. 
iv John Eliphaz 8 , b. July 14, 1853; graduated from Bow- 
doin 1877; studying law in Portland. 
iv Gilbert?, b. June 22, 1817 ; m. 1st, Mar. 28, 1842, Arvilla, dau. of Eli 
Grover, of Bethel; she d. Feb. 2, 1845; 2d, May 14, 1846, Mary 
T. Grover, dau. of James Grover, of Bethel; she d. March 3, 
1848; 3d, Jan. 2, 1849, Phebe A. Barker, dau. of Samuel 
Barker, of Bethel. Mr. Chapman is a farmer in Bethel. His 
children were: 

By 1st wife Arvilla: 
i Ellen Oreana 8 , b. Dec. 1, 1843; m. July 11, 1865, Warren 
P. Chase, a wholesale grocer of Portland, Me. They 
have : 



Mary Grace (Chase), b. July 25, 1SG7. 
Mabel (Chase), b. April 27, 1877. 
Harriet S. (Chase), b. Aug. 12, 1878. 
By 2d wife Mary : 
ii Mary Maria 8 , b. Feb. 22, 1848 ; m. March 17, 1S73, Wm. 
H. Fisher, of Mass ; she d. Nov. 25, 1874. 
By 3d wife Phebe : 
Si - Carrie G. 8 , b. Aug. 10, 1S51 ; m. Nov. 1, 1873, Wm. H. 

Barney, of Mass. 
iv Lizzie H. 3 , b. May 24, 1855; d. March 9, 1S70. 
v Ada F. 8 , b. Oct. 10, 1S58. 
vi Harold Barker 8 , b. Nov. 21, 1S62. 
v Salome Burnham 7 , b. Jan. 18, 1S24. She became the second wife 
of Ira Crocker Kimball of Bethel, March 15, 1848, and sur- 
vives him. He d. Jan. 31, 1S66. They had: 
Anna F. (Kimball), b. Jan. 2, 1S50. 
Carrie E. (Kimball), b. Oct. 25, 1854; m. Dec. 4, 1878, 

Charles H. Hersey, Esq., of Springfield, Mass. 
Jessie F. (Kimball), b. Jan. 15, 1858. 
Minnie (Kimball), b. July 27, 1SG0; d. Jan. 17, 1S61. 
By second wife Betsey: 
vi Lucy Elizabeth 7 , b. Oct. 31, 1831; m. Joseph G. Rounds, now of 
Maiden, Mass. No children. 

100. George Whitefield Chapman 6 , (Eliphaz 6 , Samuel 4 , 
Samuel 3 , Samuel 2 , Edward 1 ). He married Polly, daughter of 
Nathaniel Greenwood of Bethel, Sept. 30, 1804. She was born in 
Dublin,.N. H., April 14, 1787, and died in Gilead, March 17, 1849. 
Mr. Chapman was a prominent citizen of Gilead, often in town 
office, and once a representative in the legislature. In 1851 he was 
married a second time to Mrs. Hannah (Prince) Buxton of Bridg- 
ton. Soon after he bought a small farm near Bethel Hill and 
moved there. Four years afler, in 1855, he became wholly blind, 
and remained so for twenty years to the time of his death, which 
occurred June 31, 1875, at the age of 94 years and six months. 
Afler becoming blind he purchased a house on the Hill near the 
church, w r here he lived till his wife died April 18, 1863, after which 
he made his home w r ith his children in Portland and in Gilead. 
In his later years he wrote several chapters of the History of 
Gilead, which were printed in the Bethel Courier, and in 1867 he 
published a little volume of 137 pages, giving a short sketch of 
his life, and some of his short poems which he composed after he 


w * 

became blind. He bore his great misfortune with true christian 
fortitude, and was ever cheerful. He was deacon of the Congre- 
gational church in Gilead from its organization. His children, 
all by the first marriage, were : 

i Abigail", b. Aug. 25, 1S07; d. May 1, 1814. 

ii George Granville 7 , b. Aug. 22, 1S09; m. March 19, 1835, Eliza, 
daughter of Timothy Chapman, his cousin. He is a farmer on 
the homestead in Gilead. They had: 

Fordyce G. 8 , b. Jan. 30, 1836; drowned Sept. 20, 1840. 
Sarah Elizabeth 8 , b. June 4, 1S3S. 
Abbie L., b. Oct. 13, 1S40; d. May 26. 185S. 
William Chalmers 8 , b. Nov. 13, 1841; m. Nov. 30, 1870, 
Martha E. Baldwin, b. in Stratford, N. H., Oct. 29, 1847. 
He is a farmer on the homestead in Gilead ; and have : 
Hannibal Hamlin 9 , b. April 28, 1S72. 
Alger Baldwin 9 , b. Nov. 8, 1873. 
Marion Eliza 9 , b. May 19, 1S76. 
George T. 8 , b. Feb. 5, 1844; d. Aug. 20, 1846. 
Hannibal Hamlin 5 , b. Oct. 31, 1845; d. May 22, 1862. 
Lamartine T. 8 , b. Jan. 27, 1848; d. May 5, 1S49. 
Augustus Faulkner 3 , b. Oct. 18, 1S49; a clerk with his 
uncle, Timothy A. Chapman, in Milwaukee, Wis. 
iii Mary, b. March IS, 1811; d. Jan. 31, 1835. 

iv Harriet 7 , b. Sept. 8, 1813 ; m. Brown Thurston of Portland. She 
died Feb. 23, 1858, having had : 
i Charles Brown (Thurston), b. June 10, 1843, served 
three years against the rebellion; a dealer in scroll 
saws and fancy woods, Portland, Me. 
ii Jane Mary (Thurston), b. Dec. 22, 1845; d. Jan. 9, 1846. 
iii Harriet Chapman (Thurston), b. March 11, 1847; d. 

March 13, 1847. 
iv George Francis (Thurston), b. Jan. 20, 1848; m. Sept. 7, 
1871, Ella Amelia Kendall of Portland. He is a broker 
in company with H. M. Payson in Portland. 
v Clara Amanda (Thurston) , ' 

. b. June 20, 1851. 
vi May Brown (Thurston), ) 

vii David Frederick (Thurston), b. July 25, 1853; d. Dec. 7, 


viii Jessie Louisa (Thurston), b. June 20, 1856. 

v Joseph Greenwood 7 , b. Oct. 18, 1815 ; d. June 24, 1835. 

vi Albion Perry 7 , b. Aug. 12, 1817; m. 1st, April 3, 1844, Sophronia 

Eames; d. April 28, 1865, aged 42; 2d, Jan. 12, 18G6, Mary 

Ophelia Skillings ; d. April 15, 1SG9, aged 28; 3d, Oct. 23, 1871, 

Mrs. Betsey (Crockett) Penley of Norway; d. Jan. 26, 1876, 


aged 57; 4th. Sept 5, 1STS, Susannah P. Wight of Bethel. He 
had, all by 1st wife Sophronia: 
i Leander Thurston 8 , b. March 8, 1S45; went west and 

has not been heard from for many years. 
ii Paulina Kimball*, b. March 6. 1S47; d. Jan. 15, 1S69. 
iii Ebenezer Eames, 8 , b. Jan. 19, 1850. 
iv Hannah Prince 3 , b. Oct. 24, 1851. 
v Augustine Washington 8 , b. Aug. 20, 1853; d. Oct. 30, 

vi Sophronia Hazen 8 , b. Feb. 6, 1856. 
vii George Albion 8 , b. July 28, 1858. 
viii Timothy Hannibal 8 , b. Sept. 21, 1862." 
vii Leander Thurston 7 , b. Sept. IS, 1819; d. Dec. 23, 1845. 
viii Jarvis 7 , b. Jan. 22, 1822 ; m. Oct. 17, 1849, Anna, daughter of 
Col. Eli Twitchell. He was a farmer in Gilead, Me. ; enlisted 
in the war against the rebellion, in the 20th Maine Regiment, 
and died at Ship Island, below New Orleans, in 1S62; she d. 
1SC0. They had: 
i Fordyce G. s , b. Sept., 1850; d. Jan., 1851. 
ii Clarence Eugene 8 , b. June 27, 1851; has been a teacher, 
and is now studying law at the College at Ann Arbor, 
iii Adelaide Josephine 8 , b. July 11, 1853. 
iv Harriet Amanda 8 , b. Oct 13, 1857. 

v Annie Grace 8 , b. Dec. IS, 1S5S; m. Oct 31, 1877, Wm. J. 
Osgood, of Leominster, Mass. 
ix Timothy Appleton 7 , b. May 23, 1S24; m. April 16, 1850, Laura 
Bowker of Boston, Mass. He has the largest dry goods store 
in Milwaukee, Wis., has amassed a large fortune, and is a 
member of the Congregational church. They have: 
i Alice Greenwood 3 , b. in Boston, Nov. 11, 1854. 
ii Laura Appleton 3 , b. in Milwaukee, 1864. 

x Hannibal Greenwood 7 , b. Oct 5, 1S26; d. Feb. 5, 1858. 
xi Amanda 7 , b. Dec. 31, 182S; m. Oct 26, 1859, Brown Thurston of 

xii Fordyce 7 , b. July 31, 1831; d. May 14, 1833. 

101. Timothy Chapman 6 (Eliphaz 5 , Samuel 4 , Samuel 3 , Sam- 
uel 2 , Edward 1 ) was three times married ; first, March 12, 1807, 
Betsey Barker; she died April 25, 1819; second, Feb. 24, 1820, 
Abigail Blanchard; she died Aug. 7, 1837; third, July 5, 1838, 
Sarah Johnson, of Farmington. He died July 13, 1871 ; she died 
June 18, 1878, aged 76. 


Mr. C. was a thrifty farmer in Bethel, and a man of character 
and influence in town. His children bv first wife were 


i George 7 , b. July 4, 180$; m. 1st. Susannah Hills, of Newry, April 
11, 1831; she d. Feb. 24, 1836, aged 2$; 2d, Malvina A. Rich- 
ardson, Sept. 14, 1S37 ; she d. Aug. 31, 1841, aged 26 years 9 
months. He was a farmer in Bethel, and died in 1S56, leaving 
two children. 

By 1st wife : 
i Algernon Sidney ? , b. Dec. 21, 1832; m. Sept. 10, 1857, Caro- 
line Amelia Barstow, b. Aug. 29, 1835. Mr. Chapman 
resides in Bethel, Me. ; was in the army against the rebel- 
lion, and resided awhile since that in Louisiana. They 

Winnie A., b. July 6, 1858. 
George Sidney, b. Sept 27, 1S59. 
Ellen B., b. July IS. 1861. 
Alice G., b. Oct. 12, 1864. 
Fred L., b. June 18, 1866. 
Carrie A., b. June 6, 1868. 
Angie May, b. April 23, 1871. 
By 2d wife : 
ii Angelina G. 8 , b. Aug. 10, 1839; m. Samuel Davenport Phil- 
brook, of Bethel; she d. Feb. 10, 1865, aged 25, leaving: 
William (Philbrook), b. May, 1863. 
ii Gilman 7 , b. January 29, 1809; m. 1st, Oct. 9, 1836, Mary Ann 
Brown, of Gray; she d. Feb. 26, 1S66; 2d, May 17, 1867, Sarah 
Adaline Brown, sister to his first wife. Mr. C. is a prominent 
citizen of Bethel; farmer, and at various times holding prom- 
inent offices in county and town. 

Had by first wife, Mary: 
i A son 3 , b. Sept. 26, 1S37 ; d. 
ii Titus Gilman 3 , b. Oct. 6, 1838; d. Feb. 18, 1840. 
iii William Ladd 3 , b. June 6, 1841; m. Feb. 22, 1866, Sarah 
Eleanor Frost, and had: 

Gertrude Eleanor 9 , b. Dec. 10, 1866. 
Ann Cyrene 9 , b. May 21, 1S69; d. June 2, 1869. 
Grace Brown 9 , b. Dec. 23, 1870. 
Mary Chase 9 , b. March 4, 1873. 
Gilman 9 , b. Oct. 13, 1875. 
Alonzo Frost 9 , b. Jan. 22, 1878. 
iv John Brown 9 , b. March 14, 1843; m. July 26, 1867, Car- 
oline M. Kingsbury; no children. 
v Arthur Gilman 3 , b. May 17, 1846; d. Aug. 7, 1S46. 
vi Timothy Eliphaz 8 , b. Jan. 11, 1845; d. July 28, 1861. 
vii Mary Gilman 3 , b. June 6, 1851. 
viii A son 8 , d. Sept. 7, 1853. 


iii Eliza 7 , b. March 5, 1S10; ra. Geo. Granville Chapman. 
iv Rev. Wm. Rogers 7 , b. Feb. 26, 1S12, grad. Dartmouth Coll., 1837; 
m. May 16, 1S42, Emily Irene, dau. of Earl Bishop, of Haverhill, 
Mass. He was pastor of a church in Boston and afterward in 
New York,- and died in Hanover, Mass., Oct. 25, 1855, aged 43. 

Emily Jane 9 , b. Aug. 31, 1843; m. Louis T. Yalentine, a 
merchant in San Antonio, Texas, and had: 
Mary Emily (Yalentine). 
Eliza Carew (Yalentine) ; d. young. 
Adeltha Eugenia (Yalentine). 
Charles Augustus (Yalentine). 
George Horton (Yalentine). 
Annie Eliza 3 , b. Jan., 1S47; d. 1847. 

Mary Josephine Yictoria 3 , b. in Europe, Oct., 1850; m. Dr. 
Jacob Horton, of San Antonio, Texas, and have : 
Martha Washington (Horton). b. July 4, 1S76. 
William Rogers-, b. Aug. 4, 1855 ; m. July 19, 1877, Emma L. 
Faulkner, of Chicago. He is a professor of music in New 
York City, 
v Eliphaz 7 , b. Feb. 5, 1814; d. Feb. 9, 1838. 
vi Abigail 7 , b. May 19, 1816; d. July 6, 1836. 

vii Timothy Hilliard 7 , b. April 29, 1818: m. 1st, Sept. S, 1S44, Sarah 
Hamlin Newell; she d. Aug. 12, 1S66; 2d, Oct. 13, 1S67, 
Mrs. Martha (Newell) Upton. Children by first wife: 
Banister Newell, b. July 26, 1S45. 
Infant 8 , b. aud d. Oct., 1847. 

Fannie Eliza 3 , b. Oct. 30, 184S; m. May 23, 1869, Calvin Em- 
erson Chapman, of Hanover, Me. One child: 
Lawrence Irving- 1 , b. Oct. 17, 1870. 
Hervey Wilfred 3 , b. Oct. 15, 1850; graduated from Bowdoin 

College, 1S73. 
Florence Elma", b. Oct. 10, 1852; m. Nov. 29, 1876, Peter 

Libby Watts, of Portland. 
Alice Cora 3 , b. April 30, 1856; m. Nov. 21, 1S77, William Au- 
gustus Deering, of Essex, Yt. 

By second wife, Martha: 
Bessie Kimball 3 , b. Sept. 28, 1809. 

By second wife, Abigail: 
viii Infant 7 , b. Dec. 20, 1823; d. Feb. 2, 1824. 
ix John Abbott 7 , b. Oct. 22, 1820; d. Sept. 22, 1825. 
x Malvina 7 , b. Sept. 10, 1S27; d. Aug. 20, 1829. 
xi Mary Chase 7 , b. May 8, 1829; m. Abernethy Grover, Jan. 26, 1S48; 

she d. May 4, 1871; no children. 
xii John Spencer 7 , b. March 5, 1831; m. Nov., 1856, Arabella Phil- 
brook, of Shelburne, N. H. He enlisted in the war against 


the rebellion, went to Louisiana, and has remained there 
since, residing in Baton Kouge. They have: 
Georgiana F. ? , b. Oct. 10, 1S5S. 
John Spencer 5 , b. Nov. 13, 1SG1 ; d. Mar. 1865. 
Gertrude P. s , b. Oct., 1S69. 
xiii Malvina A. 7 , b. July 7, 1833; m. Dec. 12, 1833, Samuel B. Twitch- 
ell, a merchant and farmer in Bethel, Me. They have: 
Marion Blanchard (Twitchell). b. Nov. 4, 1855; m. June 13, 
1ST7, Clarence Whitman Hobbs, on the editorial staff of 
the Eastern Argus, Portland, and have : 

Clarence Whitman (Hobbs), b. Oct. 1, 1878. 
Susie Barker (Twitchell), b. Nov. 17, 1861. 
Florence Eliza (Twitchell), b. Oct. 12, 1S69. 
xiv Hannah A. 7 , b. Aug. 17, 1835; m. Charles A. Chapman, now of 
Mankato, Minnesota, and had three children who died in in- 
fancy, and : 

James F. (Chapman). 

102. Edmund Chapman 6 (Eliphaz 5 , Samuel 4 , Samuel 3 , Sam- 
uel 2 , Edward 1 ), deacon, and later-in life a licensed preacher in the 
Congregational church; a very decided Calvinist; married Hitty 
Gould, daughter of Jonathan and Lydia Gould, of Millbury 
(formerly a part of Sutton,) Mass. He was a farmer in Bethel, 
residing near the mill brook, where he had a grist mill. He died 
May 23, 1868, aged 81; she dieci April 21, 1877, aged 88. 

Children : 
i Vincent Gould 7 , b. Oct. 7, 1810; d. Dec. 10, 1810. 
ii Viucent Gould 7 , b. Xov. 20, 1S11; m. Ann Bartlett, daughter of 
James Bartlett of Bethel. He is a farmer in Bethel, on the 
north side of the river, near his fathers place. They had: 

Sarah 5 , b. ; m. McKeuney, of Massachusetts. 

4 Lucretia 3 , b. ; m. A. Woodsum, of Locke's Mills, and 

have two children. 
Phila Elizabeth 8 , b. ; m. Charles Proctor, of Massa- 

chusetts; one child. 
Hettie 8 . 

Flora 3 , b. ; d. 1878. 

Genella 8 . 

Howard Vincent 13 . 
iii Sewall 7 , b. March 30, 1814; m. 1st, Eunice French, of New Fork. 
She d. Dec. 24, 1875; 2d, Mrs. Bean, of Upton, Maine. Mr. 
T. is a farmer; for some years in New York State, and now 
in Upton, Maine; no children. 


iv Calvin 7 , b. Nov. 13, 1314; m. 1st, Sept. 15, 1842, Lucy B. Emerson, 
of ParsonsfieM, Me. She d. April 14, 1873; 2d, Nov. IS, 1874, 
Sarah A. Ward, of Kennebunkport, Me. Mr. C. graduated from 
Bowdoin, 1830, from Andover, 1S41 ; ordained over the Con- 
gregational society in Epping, X. H., Dec. 8, 1842; dismissed 
1845; has since been installed over Congregational churches 
in Saccarappa, Me. ; MicMleborough, Mass. ; Foxcrofr, Me. ; 
and has supplied the desks for a longer or shorter time in 
Eliot, and Standish, Me., Mannsville, N. Y., Windham, Vt, and 
Andover, Me. ; a man of good education, possessing clear and 
decided convictions of christian doctrine ; a logical and forci- 
ble preacher, he had : 

By first wife, Lucy: 
Emily Parsons 8 , b. July 11, 1S43. 

Calvin Emerson 8 , b. July 23, 1844; m. May 23, 1S69", Fannie 
Eliza Chapman, daughter of Timothy Hilliard Chapman 
of Bethel. He is a farmer in Hanover, Me. They have: 
Lawrence Irving 9 , b. Oct. 17, 1870. 
Luther Bourne 9 , b. Oct. 17, 1S49; m. Oct. 17, 1874, Martha 
Amelia Howard, of Windham, Vt., where they reside; 
they have : 
Harry Luther 9 , b. Aug., 1875. 
Frank Roland 9 , b. Jan., 1877. 
v Lydia 7 , b. April 5 1816; m. John Bradbury, a house carpenter of 
Bethel. She d. 1864; they had: 
Gilman (Bradbury). 
vi Mehitable 7 , b. Feb. 20, ISIS; m. Elhanan B. Foster, a farmer of 
Newry, Maine. They have : 
Florella (Foster). 
Horace (Foster). 
LaFayette (Foster). 
Silvia (Foster). 
vii Edmund Horace 7 , b. Sept. 16, 1819; m. Mary Ann Locke. He 
was a farmer, residing on the homestead. He d. Feb. 4, lsSo, 
having had : 
Virgil Horace 8 . 
Lucy 3 . 
James 8 . 
Mary Horace 8 , 
viii Milton Walker, b. Nov. 13, 1821; m. Mary Yates. He was a far- 
mer; enlisted in the war against the rebellion, and d. of dis- 
ease contracted in the service ; they had : 

Florella Emeline 8 , m. Bennett, a painter in Deering, Me. 

Elizabeth^, m. Milton Penley, of BetheL 

Ada Adelia*, m. Newman Peiiley, of Norway; she d. 


Jotham Sewall 8 , a painter in Bethel. 

Ella Frances 5 *, m. 

William Edmund 9 . 

Fred 3 , 
ix Florella 7 , b. Dec. S, 1S23; m. Jan. 6, 1849, Ebenezer Richardson, 
a farmer and blacksmith of Bethel ; thev have : 

Melviua A. (Richardson), b. Oct. S, 1S52. 

Newton E.(Kicharson), b. Oct. 14, 1854; m. Nov. 14, 1878, 
Hattie L. Stearns. 

Flora Chapman (Richardson), b. Sept. 28, 1S61. 
x Nancy 7 , b. July S, 1S25 ; d. Feb. 10, 1830. 
xi Hannah 7 , b. Feb. 24, 1S2T; d. Aug. 15, 1831. 
xii Harvey C. 7 , b. March 11, 1S30; d. Sept. IS, 1830. 

103. Roeeet Asdeews Chap^ia^ 7 (Eliphaz 6 , Eliphaz 5 , 
Samuel 4 , Samuel 3 , Samuel 2 , Edward 1 ), married March 28, 1833, 
Fiances Carter, daughter of Dr. Timothy Carter of Bethel, Me. 

Mr. Chapman was an enterprising and successful merchant in 
Bethel for nearly fifty years ; for a long time associated with his 
brother Elbridge, and after, for a time, with Hon. E. W*. Wood- 
bury ; accumulating a handsome fortune. He is a man of charac- 
ter and influence in town, county and state affairs, holding various 
offices of trust, and representing his district in the senate of the 
state legislature. lie is an influential member of the Congrega- 
tional church. Their children were: 

i Cullen Carter 5 , b. Dec. 27, 1833; m. 1st, Jan. 21, 1SG2, Phila- 
phrene Grover, daughter of Dr. John Grover of Bethel; she 
d. Dec. 17, 1871; 2d, Aug. 26, 1S73, Mrs. Abbie Louise (Hart) 
Mclntyre. He has been a prosperous flour and grain mer- 
chant in Portland, Maine, since 1850, till recently; is now a 
banker, an influential member of society, and of the Congre- 
gational church. They have : 

Fannie Louise', b. Nov. 27, 1874. 
Florence Hart ? , b. July 27, 1876. 
ii Frances Salome 5 , b. Dec. 30, 1837; m. July 19, 1864, Thomas E. 
Twitchell, a wholesale dry goods merchant in Portland, and 

Alice Carter (Twitchell), b. Oct. 18, 1865. 
Emma Frances (Twitchell), b. July 21, 1867. 
Robert Chapman (Twitchell), b. June 13, 1872; d. May 
15, 1873. 
iii Charles Robert 5 , b. July 6, 1842; d. young. 

iv Sarah Walker 5 , b. Feb. 1, 1844; m. June 3, 1873, Hon. Enoch 
Foster, jr., a prominent lawyer in Bethel. 




▼ Charles Jarvis ? , b. Jan. 29,1848; m. Sept. 15, 1875, Annie Dow 
Hinds. Mr. C. graduated from Bowdoin, in 18(38 : is now a 
flour and grain commission merchant in Portland, a member 
of the Congregational church. They have : 
Marion Carter 9 , b. June 29, 1876. 
Robert Franklin 9 , b. April 26, 1878. 
vi Robert 8 , b. Jan. 3, 1850; a flour and grain merchant in Portland. 

92. David Chapman 5 (Samuel 4 , Samuel 3 , Samuel 2 , Edward 1 ), 
born in Strath am, X. H., Dec. 7,1752; acordwainer; married 
Elizabeth Clark. 

Children : 
i Elisabeth 6 , b 28 Oct., 1774; m. Timothy Murray of Newmarket, 
and had : 

i David (Murray), b. 5 Oct., 1796; lives in Newmarket, 
has held important offices in town and county. 

ii Abigail W. (Murray), m. J. A. Walker. 

iii Elisabeth C. (Murray), b. ; m. 1st John Bracket. 

iv Mary (Murray), d. young. 

v Charlotte C. (Murray); m. Hon. J. D. Creighton. 

vi Susan (Murray), m. Henry Baker, of K I. 

vii Pamelia C. (Murray), m. Dr. Chas. W. Fabyan. 

viii Martha (Murray), d. young. 

ix Timothy (Murray), m. Amy Salisbury, of R. I. 

x Daniel (Murray). 

xi Ebenezer (Murray), d. young. 
ii David, jr. 6 , b. 24 Dec, 1776; m. Mary Lord of Newmarket; chil. : 

i Nathaniel 7 , uum. 

ii Mary L. 7 , not m. 

iii Elisabeth P. : , uum. 

iv David 7 , m. Hooper, of Portsmouth. 

v James M. 7 , m. Mary Young. 

vi Emily 7 , m. Benj. I). Watson. 

vii John F. 7 , m. Lydia Caswell. 

viii Lucy 7 , not m. 

ix George W. 7 , unm. 
iii Edmund 1 , b. 1778; m. Susanna Lord, and d. 1821; children: 

Edmund A. 7 

ii Eben. L. 7 

iii Lucy 7 . 

iv Frank 7 , who died. 

v Faulkner. 

Note.— In a late Directory of Newmarket, the names of twenty-five 
Chapmans are given, with business, etc 


y vi Frank 2d. 

vii Nathaniel 7 , d. unm. 

viii Susan 7 . 
iv James 6 , b. 18 Oct., 1TS0; m. Mary Young; children: 

i Jeremiah 7 . 

ii Eliza 7 . 

iii James, jr. 7 

iv Susan 7 . 

v Joseph 7 . 

vi Edward 7 . 

vii Mary 7 . 

viii William 7 . 

ix' Stephen". 

x John C. 7 

And two died in infancy. 
v Nancy 6 , b ; m. Wm. Stilson. 

vi Sally 6 , b. ; m. Andrew Doe. 

vii Daniel 5 , b. ; m. Naucy Smith; d. 1815; children: 

i Olive 7 , m. Frank Channels, and d. 

ii Warren 7 , went to Michigan. 

iii Daniel, jr. 7 , went to Michigan. 
viii Susan 6 , b. ; in. Warreu Smith. 

8-4. Eliphalet Chapman 6 (Job 5 , Paul 4 , Samuel 3 , Samuel 2 , 
Edward 1 ), and his wife Peggy of Tamworth, X. EL, had: 
i Penelope 7 , b. 9 Feb., 1304, who d. 8 Sept., 1820, unm. 
ii Andrew 7 , b. 20 April, 1300, a farmer; m. Mary Woodman of 
Deei field; has, in 1S7S: 

i Samuel 5 , living with him ; m. in Merrimac, Mass. 
iii Eliphalet 7 , b. April, 1308, a farmer; m. in Tamworth, Adaline 
Cook. He d. in Newton, July 22, 1373, and his wife soon after. 
They had : 

i Caroline 5 , who d. unm. 
ii Ella 8 , who m. 

iii Mary Ann 8 , b. ; who m. B. F. Wakefield of 

Newton, N. H. 
iv Benjamin F. 7 , b. 10 April, 1310; m. Margaret I. Marshall, and had : 
i Mary Lucinda 8 . 
ii Margaret Ellen 8 . ' 
iii Wm. Henry 3 . 
iv Frances Isabel 8 . 

Their home was lately in Exira, Iowa. 
v Lucinda 7 , b. 12 March, 1812; m. 1st, June 27, 1833, her cousin, 
Bradbury Jewell, jr., who d. 1343, leaving: 
i Mary (Jewell). 
ii David (Jewell). 



She m. 2d, Sept. 20, 1846, Thomas Truesdel,of Newton, Mass., 
aDd had: 

iii Oscar (Tniesdel), b. 6 Feb., 1S52. 
vi Elona 7 , b. 3 Dec, 1S15; m. 1st, J. Whitten, and2d, Wm. White of 

Newton, Mass. Xo children. 
vii Joseph 7 , b. 29 Jane, IS IT; m. Julia Lougee of Effingham ; children : 
i Wm. Warren 3 , b. 1844. 

ii Lydia A. s . b. 1840; m. G. Wyman, of Xew York, 
iii Carrie 8 , b. 1S4S; m. Chas. Dearborn of Deerfield. 
iv Ella ? , b. 1S51 ; m. Frank Tucker, of Xewton, Mass. 
viii Timothys b. 23 June. 1821; m. April 5, 181), Esther Foss, and 
have no children. 

ix John 7 , b. 19 Sep., 1S25; m. Foss, aud d. in West Xewton, 

Mass., May, 1852, leaving: 

i John 3 , who is m., and in business in Boston. 


So, Samuel Chapman 6 , (Job 5 , Paul 4 . Samuel 3 , Samuel-, Ed- 
ward 1 ), born 11 May, 1781, and Elisabeth S. (Folsom), his wife, 
had five children in Tamworth. She died August 4, 18*21, aged 
38, and lie married second, Mary Hoyt, who died April '20, 1845 
He married third, Feb. 1*2, 1840, Mrs. Betsey, widow of Israel 
Gilrnrm, and daughter of Dr. Caleb Morse of Monltonborough. 
He had, by first wife : 

i Jacob 7 , b. March 11, 1810, who worked on the farm till 1827, 
when he entered Exeter Academy. He left soon to teach. In 
1831 he entered Dartmouth College, and graduated in 1835, 
taught one year in Lyndon, Vt., then entered Andover Sem- 
inary, and graduated in 1839. For two years he taught in 
No. Bridgton, Me., where he married May 27, 1840, Mary 
Chase, daughter of Don. Nathaniel Howe, and his wife Mary 
(Chase) Howe. Mrs. Chapman was b. at Xo. Bridgton, Feb. 
8. 1S14, and had spent much time in teaching, having been 
engaged at Bethel and at Xorridgewo k, as teacher. 

Having suffered much from diseased lungs, unfitting him to 
preach, Mr. Chapman went to southern Pennsylvania, and 
was engaged as a teacher in Myerstown, Pa. ; then Professor 
in Franklin College, Lancaster, Pa., four years; and then 
Principal of Harrisburgh Academy, from which he was called 
to the pastorate of the Congregational church in Marshall, 
111., which he held twelve years. In 1805 he supplied the 
church at So. Paris, Me., a few months, and then became 
pastor of the church in Deerfield, X. IT., six years. Mrs. 



Chapman died there April 6. 1809. Sept. 14, 1871, he m. 2d, 
Mary E.,- daughter of Charles Lane, of Stratham. In May, 
1872, he left Deerfield and was installed pastor of the church 
in Kingston, X. IT., his present home. 
1 105 ii Eliza Folsonv, b. 14 March, 1812 : m. 5 Feb., 1S37, .las. J. Chesley 
of New Durham, who soon moved to Tamworth, where, for 
thirty years, he has been a prominent and useful citizen, rep- 
resenting the town in the Legislature, and in various other 
offices. lie is a deacon of the church. They had children. 

iii John 7 , b. 17 June, 1S14; m. Sep., 1839, Mary P. Swazey of Mere- 
dith Village. He practiced law in Jacksonville, 111., and in 
Benton, Scott Co., 111., where he died Aug. 20, 1845, leaving 
no child. 

iv Samuel, jr.", b. June, 1S10; studied medicine with Dr. Andrew 
McFarland; attended lectures at Dartmouth and at Bowdoin 
Colleges, practiced in Bloomfield, Stoddard Co., Mo., where 
he was murdered June 10, lS4o. He did not marry. 

v Mary Ann 7 , b. 19 Nov., 1S19; was a teacher. She died unmar- 
ried, Dec. S, 184S. 

By 2d wife, Mary : 

vi Joanna Weeks 7 , b. April 10, 1S2S. She m. July 1, 1S71, Jere. 
Eastman Chad wick of Deerfield, X. H. They settled in Brazil, 
lnd.,but in 1S7S, went to Waldo, Florida. 

105. James J. Chesley and Eliza Folsom (Chapman), his 
wife, had : 

i Betsey S. (or Lizzie Chesley), b. Jan. 17, 1838, who m. E. Haw- 
kins. She d. in Tamworth, Sept. 25, 18G9, having had: 
i Mary E. -Hawkins), b. March 4, 1863. 

ii Deborah (Chesley), b. in Xew Durham, Sept. 7, 1S41; gradated 
from Bates College, 1804; m. Aug. 9, 1S70, in Soda, 111., Rob- 
ert Stewart; removed to Center Point, Howard Co., Ark. 

iii Samuel (Chesley), b. in Tamworth, Feb. 4, 1814; entered U.S. 
army Aug., 1862, and spent three years. 

iv Hester Ann R. (Chesley), b.-Xov. 17, 184.1; m. April, 1S09, to 
Eben Y. B. Fogg of Xorthwood. 

v Mary (Chesley), b. Xov., 1847 ; d. March 12, 18-19. 

vi Emma (Chesley), b. Xov. 3, 1849. 

vii John Jacob (Chesley), b. July 31, 1852; d. Sept. 7, 1854.